Black Queens of Ghana handed the Indomitable Lionesses of Cameroon with its second defeat at the 2021 Aisha Buhari Tournament on Monday at the Mobolaji Johnson Arena, Onikan, Lagos, to end both side’s campaign at the invitational tourney.
A 2-0 win for the Ghanaian set the pace for the Black Queens ahead of its next clash with Nigeria.
Both coaches made three changes to their opening game defeats to Morocco and South Africa respectively.
Goalkeeper, Bawow Ange Gabrielle replaced Carole Mimboe in goal for Cameroon while Eliane Aimee Bibout and Bertthe Reinette Abega came in for Bella Rose and Jeannette Grace Ngock respectively.
Ghanaian coach, Mercy Tagoe-Quarcoo also made three changes to the team that lost 3-0 to South Africa.
Justice Tweneboaa, Vivian Konadu, and Elizabeth Owusu replaced Adams Grace, Diwura Soale Wasila, and Opoku Sonia respectively.
Portia Boakye had her shot from outside the box going wide in the fourth minute.
In the 16th minute, Onguene Gabrielle Aboudi raced through the left-wing but her low cross was cleared by Janet Egyir to avert further danger.
Grace Asantewaa also tried her luck from outside the luck but her shot hit the side net five minutes later.
Vivian Konadu’s header from Elizabeth Owusu’s cross was saved by Bawow Ange Gabrielle in the 37th minute.
Black Queens continue to pile up the pressure on the Indomitable Lionesses in the closing stages of the first half.
Vivian Konadu tried a shot from outside the box, Bawow Ange Gabrielle was up to the task as she parried the ball for a corner kick three minutes from halftime.
Ghana started the second half the way the first ended as Gladys Amfobea tried a long-range effort which went wide in the 51st minute.
Princella Adubea had a one-on-one chance with Cameroon goalkeeper, Bawow Ange Gabrielle in the 57th minute but her effort went wide.
Three minutes later, Princella Adubea atoned for her mistake by racing through Cameroon’s defence before slotting the ball into the back of the net for the opening goal of the game.
Cameroon tried to equalise in the 70th minute from Onguene Gabrielle Aboudi’s free-kick which posed no threat to Fafa Dumehasi in goal for Ghana.
Black Queens doubled their lead in the 88th minute courtesy of a goal from Konadu Adjei Vivian.
Ghana will face Super Falcons of Nigeria next in the African Women’s Cup of Nations (AWCON) Qualifiers while Cameroon squares up with the Central Africa Republic in a bid to qualify for Morocco 2022 AWCON.
Reported by Oyediji Oluwaseun Babatunde of kick442.com