Preview: Black Princesses to ride over Guinea Bissau today
Ghana's quest for their seventh consecutive appearance at the FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup commenced on a high note as the Black Princesses triumphed over Guinea Bissau with an impressive 3-0 away victory in the African qualifying competition on Sunday, October 8, 2023.
Goals by Success Ameyaa, Mary Amponsah and Mercy Attobra gave the Black Princesses a healthy advantage heading into the crucial second leg at the Accra Sports Stadium on Saturday, October 14.
Despite their early dominance, the Princesses could not capitalise on several scoring opportunities, settling for a 3-0 final scoreline. However, with the weight of Ghanaian expectations on their shoulders, Coach Yusif Basigi and his squad are gearing up for a relentless battle against Guinea Bissau to ensure their progress to the next round of qualifiers.
The team remain poised to deliver another dominant performance on home soil, aiming to please their fervent home fans with an emphatic victory on Saturday.
The Ghanaian line-up boasts a pool of young talents, including standout defenders Abena Anoma Opoku, Sarah Kulible, Fatimata Fuseini, and Comfort Yeboah, as well as the formidable goalkeeper from Northern Ladies, Afi Amenyaku.
Joining them, the attacking prowess of players like Mary Amponsah from Ampem Darkoa Ladies, Tracy Twum, Success Ameyaa, Comfort Yeboah, Helen Alomenu, and Wasiima Mohammed promises to seal the deal for the Ghanaians.
The Ghanaian team boasts of some young talents, including defenders Abena Anoma Opoku, Sarah Kulible, Fatimata Fuseini and Comfort Yeboah as well as Northern Ladies goalkeeper, Afi Amenyaku.
The squad is further strengthened by the likes of Abiba Issah, Fatimata Fuseini, Abigail Sakyiwaa, Hannah Nyame, Mercy Atobra, Sarah Kulibe, and Abena Anoma Opoku, offering depth and diversity to their line-up.
The U-20 Women's World Cup, enlarged from 16 to 24 teams, will be hosted by Colombia from August 31 to September 22, 2024.