Black Queens seal AWCON 2016 spot



Ghana’s Female Senior National Team, the Black Queens, booked a place at the 2016 African Women’s Championships in Cameroon after beating their Tunisian counterparts 4-0 in the second leg qualifier at the Accra Sports Stadium on Tuesday.

The Queens, led by coach Yusif Basigi have qualified with a 6-1 aggregate win, having already secured a 2-1 victory in Tunis last Saturday.

Ghana left nothing to chance, and took the game to the Tunisians right from the referee’s whistle.

Impressive striker Samira Suleman took advantage of a defensive error by the Tunisians to score early  in the game before Portia Boakye and Priscilla Adobea scored for the Queens.

Suleman got the breakthrough for Ghana in the 27th minute after heading home a cross from Portia Boakye to beat the Tunisian goalkeeper at her near post.

Boakye however got Ghana’s second with a thunder bolt strike from 20-yards having capitalized on a weak kick from the Tunisian goalkeeper.

Youngster Priscilla Adobea however added her name on the score list when she made her way through the Tunisian defense to put the ball behind the net.

Suleman however got her second and Ghana’s 4th goal in 77th minute with a wonderful half volley after beating her marker.

Ghana will be joined by seven time champions Nigeria, Egypt, South Africa, Cameroon (hosts), Zimbabwe, Kenya and Equatorial Guinea for the tournament later this year.

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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