AWCON 2016: Black Queens triumph in Limbe


The Black Queens of Ghana started the tournament on a good note coming from a goal down to win 3-1 over Kenya in the African Women Cup of Nations in Cameroon.
Three second half goals from Samira Suleman, Elizabeth Addo and Portia Boakye rounded off the Kenyans to give the Black Queens their opening win of the tournament.
Esse Akida shot the Harambee Starlets of Kenya into the lead in the first half with an explicit volley.
The Ghanaians fought hard for the equaliser but could only avoid conceding more goals before the break. The Black Queens returned from the break more energized with optimism.
Samira Suleman pulled level for the Ghanaians a few minutes after the break with a powerful header from a well taken free kick from Portia Boakye. Ten minutes after the equalizer, Portia Boakye rounded off two Kenyan defenders to slot home the lead but her shot hit the hand of Ann Aluoch in the box which gave Ghana a controversial penalty.
Elizabeth Addo took the kick and threw the Kenyan goalie to the wrong side to give Ghana the lead with fifteen minutes to end regulation time.
Samira’s  intelligence put the ball behind the Kenyan goalie in the 83rd minute from a cross on the corner line but what appeared a perfect goal was disallowed by the assistant referee two.
The Kenyans pressed for the equalizer but the Ghanaian defense were firm.
Portia Boakye crowned her amazing performance on the day with a superb free kick in additional time to make it 3-1 for Ghana.
Ghana will take on Nigeria Wednesday in the next game of the competition with a clash with Mali in the last group game.

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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