Black Princesses reign in Kumasi showdown

Photo Credit: Ghana FA
Photo Credit: Ghana FA

The Black Princesses have secured a place in the third round of qualifying for the 2016 FIFA U-20 world cup after beating Equatorial Guinea by a 3-0 aggregate scoreline.

The tie which went down at the Baba Yara Sports stadium on Sunday after the princesses held a slim 1-0 lead from the first leg two weeks ago in Malabo was highly anticipated.

Despite a cagey stalemate in the first half, Ghana stormed to a two goal lead late in the second half courtesy of Niber Lawrence-Lily and Veronica Appiah

The team Captain Fatima Alhassan gushed over their performance but bemoaned the poor support on the home front

”Our opponents were very strong and focused. I’m very happy we won the game. That was our goal. But I was really disappointed Ghanaians didn’t troop to the stadium as we expected in their numbers to support to us. All the same we carried the day and am happy”

Coach Mas –Ud Dramani’s side advances to the third round of the qualifying series and he too was full of praise for his players and also the fans

“Every coachs’ main aim is to win! That is the most important thing. I think the players yield to the instructions. The fans here were enthusiastic and exciting even though they didn’t turn up in numbers’’

‘’ I believe it is because this is the first time the black princesses played in Kumasi. Next time they will come in numbers” added Mas –Ud Dramani.

The home attendance was a paltry 200.

The only hurdle left for the princesses will be presented by either Ethiopia or Burkina Faso in final qualifying round.

Winners of the two third round matches will qualify for the 2016 FIFA U-20 women’s world cup in Papua New Guinea as African representatives.

Nana Akua
Nana Akua is Ladies March Ghanaian Correspondent. She's the second child of a Christian family of nine and got hooked on football at the age of 10. Interestingly, she played football in her junior high school team at age of 12. '' I stopped playing due to some myth my dad told me''. Hahaha She's a football reporter for Heritage and a Sports producer for a Ghana-based TV station. Nana is still studying at the Ghana Institute of Journalism. and is an avid Blogger. Arsenal fanatic, Accra Hearts of Oak stalker and Prison Ladies supporter, Nana loves sports to a fault basically because, ''I earn a living through writing and talking!! Radio, TV and newspaper'' Great!

2 thoughts on “Black Princesses reign in Kumasi showdown

  1. Nice piece Nana……!
    You are doing great and keep it up.Its surely gonna pay bigtime in the near future!!!!

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