The Black Queens of Ghana secured a commanding 3-1 triumph over Namibia in the initial leg of their Women’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifying round clash on Friday.
The clash unfolded at the Accra Sports Stadium, witnessing Ghana’s absolute dominance and a well-deserved three-goal lead. A Namibian defender’s own goal allowed the visitors a consolation score.
Under the guidance of Coach Nora Hauptle, the Ghanaian squad displayed a robust performance, with Doris Boaduwaa netting twice and Portia Boakye adding to the tally. Despite an error in defence leading to an away goal for Namibia, Ghana’s victory provides them with a substantial advantage heading into the second leg on December 5 at Namibia’s Lucas Moripe Stadium.
This victory positions the Black Queens favourably for qualification to the Women’s Africa Cup of Nations (WAFCON) in Morocco, a redemption opportunity after missing the previous edition.
Coach Hauptle aims to sustain her remarkable, unbeaten record of 10 consecutive wins with the Black Queens. The team is eager to secure their spot in the tournament with a positive result in the upcoming second leg. Meanwhile, Namibia faces a challenging task in overcoming the deficit to qualify for the competition.