Mixed fortunes for Black Queens, Maidens

BY: daily graphic
Black Queens
Black Queens

There were contrasting results for Ghana's senior women’s national team, Black Queens and the U-17 side, Black Maidens, last Saturday as they both engaged in friendly matches ahead of upcoming tournaments.

Whereas the Maidens defeated a Brazilian side America FC 4-0 in Sao Paulo, the Queens lost 2-3 to their Zambian counterparts, She-polopolo, in an international friendly after taking a two-goal lead in the first half.

Grace Animah got the opener for the Maidens before Alice Sarpong added a brace with substitute, Mavis Owusu, sealing the win with the fourth goal.

In Lusaka, Portia Boakye and Elizabeth Addo were on target for the Queens in their encounter with Zambia but a second-half hat-trick by Rachael Kundananji ensured a comeback victory for the hosts.

Ghana’s junior female team have been in Brazil since last Wednesday for a training tour before they travel to Uruguay for the 2018 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup, which begins on November 13.

Coach Evans Adotey’s side are scheduled to play Cameroun in their last friendly match tomorrow at the Sorocaba City Estadio in Sao Paulo.

Queens coach, Bashir Hayford, will be looking forward to see her side return to winning ways when they play against Kenya’s Harambee Starlets in Nairobi on Wednesday as they continue their preparations ahead of the 2018 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations, which begins in Ghana on November 17.