Black Queens defeat Indomitable Lionesses at Aisha Buhari Invitational tourney
Ghana’s senior female football team, Black Queens, revived their campaign at the Aisha Buhari Invitational tournament with a 2-0 win over the Indomitable Lionesses of Cameroun in their second game of the competition yesterday at the Mobolaji Johnson Arena, Onikan.
It was strong comeback by the Ghanaians who were trounced 0-3 by South Africa’s Banyana Banyana in their Group B game last Friday and needed to win their second game to end the competition on a high.
Two second half goals from Princella Adubea and Vivian Konadu secured the deserved win and the three points against their age-old rivals to hand their campaign a lifeline.
Adubea, who plies her trade in Spain, found the opener for Ghana on the 62nd minute when she received a through pass, moved deep from the left and slot the ball past the Camerounian goalkeeper Ange Gabrielle Bawow.
The Lionesses, also parading a relatively new side, tried hard to get the equalising goal, but their efforts were in vain as Vivian Konadu Adjei made it 2-0 for the Ghanaians.
Konadu, who had harassed the Camerounian defence for most parts of the game, finally got rewarded for her effort after rounding up three markers before unleashing her strike that beat goalkeeper Bawow on the 89th minute.
While the result has helped the Queens move to second place in the group standings, the Lionesses are out of the competition after losing 0-1 in their opening game to Morocco last Friday.
In other games, Morocoo and Mali played to a goalless draw game to effectively end their campaign.