Black Queens lose 1-0 to Ivory Coast in WAFU opener

Ghana’s female senior national team the Black Queens of Ghana lost their opening game at the WAFU Women’s Championship 1-0 to host Ivory Coast.

The Queens who have been in the neighbouring country for days now were expected to at least get a point in the opening game but lost.

The game was played at the Champroux Stadium at Marcoury province today Wednesday, February 14.

A second-half strike by the Ivorians was enough to gift them all three points.

The senior women’s national team will face Burkina Faso, Niger in subsequent group games.

Ghana is using the tournament match as part of its preparations for the 2018 African Women’s Nations Cup tournament as competition hosts.

Black Queen’s’ starting line up ( Jersey no)

21 Patricia Mantey

6 Ellen Coleman

2 Galdys Amfobea

4 Janet Egyir

15 Faustina Ampah

8 Juliet Acheampong

12 Mavis Owusu

5 Grace Asantewaa

3 Jane Ayueyam

14 Priscilla Okyere

17 Portia Boakye (Captain)

Subs 16 Nana Ama Asantewaa 9 Philicity Asuako 18 Rita Okyere 11 Alice Kusi 7 Grace Asare 19 Ruth Appiah 20 Priscilla Saahene.

 

Source: primenewsghana.com

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