Nora Hauptle

Paris 2024 Olympic Games qualifiers: Black Queens clash with Benin October

The Black Queens of Ghana will clash with Benin in the second round of the African qualifiers of the Paris 2024 Olympic Games in October.


This was after the Queens had registered a remarkable 7-0 aggregate victory over Guinea in the past week.

The Ghanaians whipped their opponents 4-0 at the Accra Stadium last Tuesday to complete the demolition exercise against their West African neighbours, whom they had thrashed 3-0 in Conakry four days earlier.

A brace from Avaldsnes FC’s free-scoring midfielder, Evelyn Badu, and a goal each by Doris Boaduwaa and Princella Adubea sealed qualification for the Queens.

The Ghanaians were on rampage on the day as they began searching for goals right from the blast of the whistle, but all their efforts did not materialise until Evelyn Badu confirmed their superiority with an emphatic strike just before half-time.

The opening goal was preceded by a period of Ghana domination and the Guineans had to withstand tremendous pressure from the likes of Doris Boaduwaa, Vivian Adjei Konadu, Princella Adubea and Grace Asantewaa.

Nora Häuptle’s charges controlled the game in terms of possession and chances created. But for the brilliant saves by goalkeeper Mawa Traore, the Queens would have recorded an even bigger margin.

In a post-match press conference, Coach Häuptle said she was happy with the level of performance of the team but wished they had converted most of the chances created.

“All in all, I think it was a good game we played. We levelled up against the first leg in Guinea. 
“The pitch was much better, so our possession (of the ball) was good,” she noted.

The Swiss coach continued: “The only thing I would say is that maybe we should have scored a bit more goals out of these chances. But all in all, I am very satisfied and happy that we passed this first qualification round.”

Below are other results of the CAF Women’s Olympic qualifiers played at the same time:

Guinea Bissau 2-2 Benin
Benin 3-2 Guinea Bissau

Burkina Faso 0-1 Mali
Mali 2-2 Burkina Faso

Namibia 2-0 Equatorial Guinea 
Equatorial Guinea 0-0 Namibia

Uganda 3-3 Rwanda
Rwanda 0-1 Uganda

Ethiopia 6-0 Chad
Chad 0-4 Ethiopia 

Guinea 0-3 Ghana
Ghana 4-0 Guinea

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