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QUEEN SWEEP: Ghana’s women celebrate

GHANA’S BLACK Queens produced a memorable performance last Saturday (February 24) to win the maiden WAFU Zone B women’s tournament after beating hosts, Cote d’Ivoire 1-0 in the final.

It took all of two minutes for Ghana to get the decisive goal, with Janet Egyir – later named player of the tournament – scoring with aplomb.

The hosts worked hard to find a goal that would have brought the game to extra time, but the Black Queens were in no mood to give up the win, as Mercy Tagoe-Quarcoo’s side held on to give the interim coach her first ever trophy as manager.

Having already met in the opening Group A match, the game at the Robert Champroux Stadium was tipped to be an uncompromising encounter and it proved so. The game was a fine advert for women’s football in Africa, and Ghana proved their mettle with a hard-fought success.

There was individual joy for Black Queens captain Portia Boakye, who picked up the top scorer award, as well as the aforementioned Egyir’s personal accolade for best player.

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