Black Queens Triumph in Olympic Qualifier Against Benin

Black Queens

In a crucial step towards securing qualification for the 2024 Olympic Games, the Ghanaian national women’s football team, the Black Queens, clinched a significant victory over Benin on Friday evening.


The match saw Gifty Assifuah making a remarkable impact off the bench, scoring two goals to complement Doris Boaduwaa’s first-half opener, giving Ghana a favorable first-leg advantage in Cotonou.


Head coach Nora Hauptle fielded a formidable lineup with a frontline featuring Doris Boaduwaa, Vivian Konadu, and Princella Adubea.

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Despite early dominance, the Black Queens had to wait until late in the first half to break the deadlock, with Boaduwaa confidently converting a penalty to give Ghana the lead.


Entering the second half, Assifuah replaced Vivian Konadu and swiftly made her mark. Exploiting a defensive error, she doubled Ghana’s lead, followed by a second goal with a composed finish after controlling a long pass just outside the box.


A potential consolation goal for Benin was ruled out by the assistant referee for an infringement, maintaining Ghana’s clean sheet.


The match concluded with a 3-0 victory for the Black Queens, securing a crucial advantage as they approach the second leg of the Olympic qualification journey.

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Written by George Addo

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