Ghana beat The Gambia by two unanswered goals on Saturday to complete a 7-1 aggregate win in the penultimate round of the African qualifiers for the 2018 Fifa U-17 Women’s World Cup.
The Baby Scorpions who had taken a 5-1 beating at home in the first leg managed to keep the Ghana side for most part of the game at the Cape Coast Stadium.
The Black Maidens however found a breakthrough four minutes from time when Suzzy Dede Teye scored from a well-struck free-kick.
And then in added time, Captain Mukarama Abdulai made it 2-0 for Ghana to advance in the qualifiers.
Ghana, one of two African nations to qualify for every edition of the World Cup, will next face Dibouti in the second and last stage of the Caf qualifiers. The two-legged ties have been scheduled for February next year.
Djibouti are yet to kick a ball in this qualifying campaign. They got walkovers in the preliminary and first rounds due to the withdrawals of Tunisia and Libya.
The three winners of the next round will be Africa’s representatives at the Fifa U-17 Women’s World Cup which will be staged in Uruguay from 13 November to 1 December 2018.
Ghana XI: Grace Banwaa – Tedina Sekyere, Adama Alhassan, Nina Norshie, Justice Tweneboah, Azumah Bugre, Suzzy Dede Teye, Patience Kundok, Mukarama Abdulai, Barikisu Abdul Rahman/69’ Milot Abena Pokuaa, Abigail Tutuwaa/70’ Ama Bennie Appiah
Substitutes: Evelyn Yeboah, Eugenia Tetteh, Jacqueline Owusu, Doris Biaduwaa