Road to Papua New Guinea: Ghana show Ethiopia no mercy


Ghana’s U-20 Women national team have qualified for next year’s FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup to be staged in Papua New Guinea with an emphatic 4-0 victory over their Ethiopian counterparts on Sunday at Baba Yara Sports Stadium.

A brace apiece from Princella Adubea and Sandra Owusu Ansah trampled on Ethiopia’s dream of a first ever World Cup appearance while the Black Princesses elegantly marched on to their fourth consecutive World Cup.

It was not so much of a surprise however since Mas-Ud Dramani’s team already had the edge from the first leg having played out a 2-2 draw away in Addis Ababa and frustrating the efforts of their East African opponents in the process.

Sunday’s game began with the Princesses displaying lovely touches on the ball with so much confidence and dominance.

And in the 33rd minute, Princella Adubea thrilled the hundreds of fans assembled at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium with a goal to cheer.

There could have been an earlier goal for Ghana if not for the heroics of the goalkeeper in between the sticks for the Ethiopians.

Nonetheless, at 3-2 on aggregate, the half time whistle was blown.

Dramani’s charges returned sharper in the second half with Princella Adubea completing her brace and Sandra Owusu Ansah also grabbing a double to complete the rout, thereby sealing a well deserved victory and most importantly a World Cup ticket.

The game ended 6-2 on aggregate meaning Ghana will and Nigeria are Africa’s representatives to next year’s FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup to be held in Papau New Guinea.

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!

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