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2016 AWC Qualifiers: Black Queens defeat Tunisia

Ghana’s senior women’s team, the Black Queens Wednesday secured a 2-1 victory over their Tunisian counterparts on in the 2016 African Women’s Cup of Nations qualifiers.

The Black Queens came back from a goal down to snatch a win courtesy a 49th minute Samira Suleman and the sucker punch by the young Princella Adubea six minutes from full time.

Tunisia scored the opener in the 33rd minute after Janet Egyir was penalized for a penalty offence and received a yellow card for her troubles.

On the hour mark, Ghana were reduced to 10 when goalkeeper Patricia Mantey brought down a Tunisian forward in her penalty area. Nana Ama Asantewaa who came in between the sticks however saved the resulting penalty kick.

The coach Yusif Basigi girls are scheduled to return to Accra on Friday and will host the Tunisians in the second leg on Tuesday April 12.

The game was the second round of qualifiers for a ticket to the 10th edition of the African Women’s Championship in Cameroon.

Seven teams are expected to emerge from the qualifiers for the Africa Women Cup of Nations to join hosts Cameroon for the final tournament scheduled for November 19 to December 3, 2016.

 

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