Ghana’s Black Queens have qualified for the final of the maiden Wafu B Women’s Cup after beating rivals Nigeria 5-4 on penalties Thursday night.
Coach Mercy Tagoe-Quarcoo’s ladies had to recover from a goal down to force the game into a shoot-out after regulation time.
The Super Falcons scored as early as the 8th minute through Alice Ogebe who headed the ball past goalkeeper Patricia Mantey.
However, the Black Queens ensured parity barely 10 minutes later through lanky centre-back Faustina Ampah.
From then, there were no goals for either side; a development which meant that the game was decided via penalty kicks.
At the end, it was the Black Queens who prevailed 5-4 and would now meet hosts Cote’d Ivoire in the final this weekend. The Ivorians defeated Mali 2-0 in the first semifinal match.
The Ghana-Cote d’Ivoire Wafu B Women’s Cup final comes off Saturday.
Patricia Mantey – Ellen Coleman, Gladys Amfobea, Faustina Ampah, Philicity Asuako, Janet Egyir, Grace Asantewas, Priscilla Okyere, Portia Boakye, Alice Kusi, Jane Ayieyam
Nnadozie Chiamaka – Ogbonna Glory, Jegede Joy (c), Famuditi Kemi, Ologbosere Mary, Ogebe Alice, Igbinovia Osarenoma, Onyebuchi Goodness, Anam Imo, Wogu Chioma, Rasheedat Ajibade