Portia Boakye lobbed home a scorcher to give Ghana gold in the women’s football play-offs at the 2015 All African Games in Brazzaville, Congo on Friday 18 September.
The Black Queens earned a penalty after the substitute Edem Atovor was fouled inside the box as the last woman.
Aduako Agnes followed up with another great attempt but Mambingo deflected it again and the ball was latched upon by Boakye into the net in the 88th minute.
Queen’s captain, Mercy Myles spoke after the game, sharing her joy after their revenge mission had been accomplished
“It was a sweet revenge for who lost by the same scoreline four years ago at the 2011 All African Games in Maputo.”
Coach Yusif Basigi also reveled in the achievement
“I was happy that we had to play them the finals. Meeting the Cameroonian for the fourth time has given us a fair idea of their team in our past three games, whenever we scored,( they) always equalize, so I developed a new strategy to defeat them for the first time. And am happy that, the new strategy worked”
The Black queens now have their first ever gold medal in the history of the competition and can look to solidifying their stance as one of Africa’s best.