Black Queens

Ghana Book Date With Kenya After Seeing Off Gabon

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Black Queens of Ghana have booked a date with the Harambee Starlets of Kenya in the next stage of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic qualifier.

Ghana on Tuesday beat Gabon 2-0 in the second leg of the qualifiers in a match played at the Accra sports stadium.

Coach Mercy Tagoe’s side went into Tuesday’s game 3-0 winners from the first leg played in Libreville on Wednesday and looked comfortable on the ball right from the blast of the whistle and nearly opened the scores in the 3rd minute when Grace Animah managed to beat the offside trap.

But after dribbling past goalkeeper Okila Ndizila of Gabon, her shot hit the side post and went out of play. It was all Ghana in the opening minutes as the likes of captain Portia Boakye, Juliet Acheampong, and Grace Animah gave the Gabonese defense some nervy moments.

Ghana eventually had their goal in the 16th minute through captain Portia Boakye who rounded the keeper and beat onrushing defender Edzoumoli Reine before cooly tapping home the goal.

The game them became a ding dong affair as the visitors managed to take control of the midfield pinning the Ghanaian in their own half for a considerable amount of time but couldn’t convert any of the chances they managed to create.

Ghana increased the lead in the 70th  minute when Juliet Acheampong scored the second goal.

Coach Mercy Tagoe’s side qualifies to the next stage of the qualifiers on a 5-0 aggregate and will meet Kenya at the next stage after they also saw off Malawi 5-3 on aggregate.

CAF

About Samuel A. Boakye-Buckman

Samuel A. Boakye-Buckman (popularly known as Dada Oliseh) is a self-motivated young journalist with a passion for telling stories better with pictures. He is the founder, owner, editor and bankroller of www.ghanasoccernews.com. He has a vast experience in the reporting of football-related activities in Ghana and beyond. A former employee of Hearts News (official mouthpiece of Accra Hearts of Oak), 90 minutes sports paper, National Sports Authority, Footballcrusader.com, sportscrusader.com, and ghanafootballnews.com, Samuel is one of the few energetic and self-motivated young journalist in Ghana with a large following on social media, especially Facebook (https://web.facebook.com/boakye.buckman.9). He is well known for his frequent updates from all over the country with pictures to match. He is also a correspondent for a few international websites, including CAF. In recent times, he has introduced, as part of his many talents, the live streaming of matches and football related activities. He lives in Accra Ghana.

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