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Maidens tipped to beat Senegalese counterparts in Accra on Sunday

BY: Rosalind K. Amoh
Ghana’s female Under-17 football team, the Black Maidens
Ghana’s female Under-17 football team, the Black Maidens

Ghana’s female Under-17 football team, the Black Maidens will host their Senegalese counterparts at the Accra Sports Stadium on Sunday.

The match will be the second leg of their second round tie of the 2022 Women’s World Cup (WWC) qualifying campaign.

Two weeks ago, an 87th minute strike from Princess Owusu handed the Maidens an important 1-0 away win in the first leg encounter played at the Stade Lat-Dior in Thies, which they are hoping to build on to advance to the next round of the competition.

Maidens’ coach, Mallam Baba Nuhu was unhappy with the result from the first leg and has indicated that his side will be going for more goals in the second leg.
The seventh Under-17 WWC, was to have been held in 2020 in India, but was cancelled in 2020 due to the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic. India will still stage the competition now scheduled for October 11 to 30.

In Africa, three teams will be selected at the end of the four-round qualifying campaign to represent at the competition which will have 16 teams vying for the trophy.

There are four other matches to be played this weekend.

In those other games, Nigeria who won 3-0 away to Democratic Republic (DR) of Congo will host the second leg in Lagos, while Guinea host Liberia in Conakry after playing out a 2-2 game in Monrovia.

Morocco welcome Benin to Rabat hoping to take advantage of the point they earned in their 1-1 draw in Cotonou.

Winners of the second tie will join South Africa, Cameroun, Zambia, Egypt, Burundi and Niger who have all drawn byes for the third round.