Ghana qualify to 2018 U-20 Women’s World Cup

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Ghana’s female U20 national team thrashed Cameroon 3-0 in the second leg of the last qualifying round at the Cape Coast Sports Stadium on Saturday to book their place in the 2018 Fifa U-20 Women’s World Cup holding in France with a 4-1 aggregate scoreline.

After sharing spoils 1-1 in Yaounde a forthnight ago, two goals from Ernestina Abambila and Princella Adubea in the first-half and another strike from Sandra Owusu Ansah after the break, were enough to give Black Princesses their fourth straight appearances at the World Cup.

After a nervous start to the game where Cameroon were relying on quick counter to score the first goal, Ernestina Abambila capitalised on a defensive blunder by the visitors to put Ghana in front by the 15th minute mark.

The Black Princesses could’ve been up another goal two minutes later but Abambila saw her last ditch effort saved by Cameroon goalkeeper. However, Ghana found a breach in Cameroon’s defence by the 21st minute after
Princella Adubea latched on to a pass and fired past the goalkeeper.

After the break, Ghana were wasteful upfront as Adubea and Abambila fluffed several half chances.

On 75th minute, Sandra Owusu’s brilliance saw her netting the third goal of the day to dump any effort of resurgence from Cameroon.

Aside Ghana, Nigeria have also qualified and the official draw for the tournament will be held on March 8 at the Rennes Opera House in Rennes to determine which groups they will find themselves.

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