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Black Queens aim for perfect run against Ivorians

BY: Beatrice Laryea
Grace Asantewaa — Black Queens
Grace Asantewaa — Black Queens

Ghana’s Black Queens intend to utilise every opportunity when they clash with their Ivorian counterparts today in their final group A fixture of the ongoing West Africa Football Union (WAFU) Zone B tournament at the Stade Robert Champroux in Abidjan.

Both sides have already qualified for the semi-finals of the competition after recording wins in their previous two games but today’s game has a lot at stake, and not just an academic exercise.

Ghana thumped Senegal 2-0 in their opening game last Wednesday before winning 6-0 against Togo in their second fixture two days later. On the other hand, Cote d’Ivoire claimed a 5-0 victory over Togo in their opening match and battered Senegal 4-0 in their second group game on Friday.

Per the statistics above, both teams are high-scoring sides and will be driven by pride, with the Ghanaians coming out victorious and winners of Group A.

Last year when the two sides met in the final of the maiden edition of the competition, the Black Queens defeated the hosts 1-0 through a Janet Egyir goal to lift the winner’s trophy.

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Ahead of the match, Ghana’s coach, Mercy Tagoe-Quarcoo, says her side will go all out to repeat last year’s feat, adding they will not surrender their supremacy to the Ivorians.