Ghana’s Black Princesses hit Algeria for five on the road in a 2018 Fifa Under-20 Women’s World Cup qualifier Friday night.
The encounter was the first leg tie of the first qualifying round to the tournament which will be hosted by France.
And coach Yussif Basigi who only got three weeks to preparation led the Princesses to score five unanswered goals against the Algerians.
Grace Asantewa, Sandra Owusu Ansah and Helena Obeng scored a goal each with Olivia Anokye hitting a brace at the Omar Hamadi stadium.
Ghana will host the return match in Accra on September 30.
Should the Black Princesses advance, they will face either Ethiopia or Kenya in the penultimate qualifying round.
The qualifiers to th0 U-20 Women’s World Cup will determine two countries to represent Africa for the competition scheduled for August 7-26, 2018.
Ghana starting lineup:
Martha Koffie Annan – Gladys Amfobea, Justice Tweneboa, Blessing Agbomadzi, Philicity Asuako – Grace Asantewaa, Helena Obeng, Grace Acheampong, Ruth Anim – Sandra Owusu Ansah, Rafia Kulchirie
Bridgit Adult, Linda Amoako, Olivia Anokye, Adizatu K. Mustapha, Princella Adubea, Rahma Alhassan, Esther Agyemang.