Ghana ousted Kenya from the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup qualifiers following a 5-0 win in a second round fixture played at Kenyatta Stadium, Machakos, on Sunday, 19 November.
The Black Maidens are through to the third and final round with a 10-1 aggregate and will now face Cameroon who got a bye in the second round when their opponents Sierra Leone pulled out of the race.
Olivia Anokye opened the scoring for Ghana before Princella Adubea added a double in the eighth and 46th minute.
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Grace Acheampong scored the fourth goal in the 75th minute with Adubea completing her hat-trick, three minutes from full time.
Rachael Mwema scored a consolation for Kenya in the added time.
Adubea scored four goals in the first leg that saw Ghana pick a comfortable 5-0 win in Cape Coast and with this hat-trick, her tally increases to seven goals in two matches.
Ghana showed intension from the first whistle with Olivia Anokye scoring an opener in the first minute.
The Ghanaians were a better side as they extended the lead in the eighth minute as Princella Adubea converted from a free kick outside the goal area.
Kenya didn’t get on the ball that much with a clear chance coming in the 23rd minute with Sharon Adhiambo’s shot going direct to the Ghanaian custodian Martha Annan.
Ghana found a third in the dying minutes of the match thanks to individual brilliance leaving Kenyan custodian Lilian Awour helpless.
Ghana went into the breather with a comfortable 3-0 lead and on resumption, Kenya came on strongly with Gentrix Shikanga having a goal scoring opportunity, but her shot went over the crossbar.
The home team made a substitution with Awour paving way for Judith Osimbo between the posts.
Ghana showed their class as they intensified attacks but Osimbo heroics come in handy.
After making a series of saves, Osimbo finally conceded with a Grace Acheampong deflected shot shook the net.
Adubea was on it again as she completed her hat-trick three minutes to the final whistle but Kenya got their consolation thanks to Rachael Mwema’s strike.
End of the road for Kenya as Ghana book a third round in the U-20 FIFA Women World Cup pic.twitter.com/mkht6BINSf
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