Debutants Evelyn Badu and Mukarama Abdulai delivered victory for defending champions Ghana in their opening match at the 2019 Wafu Zone B Women’s Championship.
The Black Queens scored two second half goals to beat Senegal at Stade Robert Champroux Wednesday night.
It was 16-year-old Badu who, hitherto, had no national team experience, that broke the deadlock in the 74th minute for coach Mercy Tagoe’s side.
U-17 World Cup hero Mukarama Abdulai then came off the bench to seal a deserved 2-0 victory on her first competitive appearance for the senior women’s team.
Centre-back Janet Egyir was named player of the match.
Hosts Cote d’Ivoire hammered Togo 5-0 in the opening match of Group A.
Ghana: Fafali Dumehasi – Gladys Amfobea, Rita Okyere, Janet Egyir, Ellen Coleman – Evelyn Badu, Juliet Acheampong, Alicia Kusi, Grace Asantewa, Mavis Owusu, Jane Ayieyam
Senegal: N’deye Diaw – Maty Cissokho Astou Sy Maye Troare Nguenar Ndiaye Jeanne Niang Fanseyni Badji Salimatu Ndiaye Ndeye Diakhate Meta Camara Mame Ndir