It rained goals at the Cape Coast sports stadium on Saturday afternoon with the Black Maidens of Ghana subjecting their Guinean counterparts to a humiliating 7-0 drubbing in the second leg of the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup 2022 third round of the qualifiers.
Nancy Amoah opened the scores for the Maidens with just 12 minutes on the clock with a corner kick which went straight into the net of goalkeeper Coumbassa to give the Maidens the lead. Captain Georgina Ayisha Aoyem doubled the lead for Ghana six minutes later with a long strike which the goalkeeper failed to deal with.
Nancy Amoah returned with yet another corner to goal finish as she kicked the ball from direct corner kick into Coumbassa’s net for the second time, making it 3-0 for the Black Maidens with the clock reading just 29 minutes. Guinea rarely threatened the goal area of coach Nuhu’s side as the girls proved solid in defence and in attack.
The scoreline remained 3-0 till half hour mark when the referee allowed for a liquid break for the players to take the chance to have drinks and water to cool their temperatures. The game resumed shortly with Guinea posing threats this time but failed to break the defence line of the Ghanaian side. No goals were further scored as the clock hit the half hour mark, and the Algerian referee blew for the end of the first half.
Back from the recess, coach Nuhu make two quick double substitutions in the 46sth minute, when he pulled out Rasheeda Shahadu for Agyemang and Mariam Maltiti Iddi out for Dejean Kubura. The substitution yielded an instant result as substitute Dejean Kubura dribbled past goalkeeper Coumbassa to tap home in the 49th minute what was Ghana’s 4th, making it 4-0 for the Maidens.
The damage got beyond repairs for Guinea after Mary Amponsah and Constance added three goals more to take the tally to 7-0 for Ghana. The full time ended with 90+3 minutes added time, and the Black Maidens won the day.
With the 7-0 win, the Maidens have progressed to the fourth and final round of the qualifiers with 10-1 aggregate win over Guinea, after the first leg ended 3-1 in Guinea for Ghana.
In the fourth round, the Black Maidens will face Morocco, and the aggregate winner of the that encounter will qualify for the 2022 FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup finals in India.
The tournament has been scheduled to take place between 11 and 30th October this year.