Wafu B U20 Girls Cup of Nations: Ghana beat Nigeria in dramatic shootout to lift trophy

Ghana’s Black Princesses win maiden edition of WAFU Zone B Girls Cup

The Black Princesses of Ghana have won the maiden edition of the Wafu B U20 Girls Cup of nations held in Kumasi, Ghana.

Ghana who topped group A, sailed their way through to take on the most impressive team of the tournament, Nigeria in the grand finale.

With coach Yussif Basigi’s girls not starting on a good note, they nearly found themselves wanting as Nigeria came close to punishing the host team in the first quarter of the encounter.

Ghana however found their feet back in the game as Mafia Nyame and Stella Nyamekye were very active upfront whiles Sarah Kurible and Fatima Fuseini commanding from the back decently.

Yusif Basigi’s girls took an early lead through skipper Stella Nyamekye who scored from a spot kick.

The Ghanaian side keep pressuring for another goal but all efforts were wasted as the first half ended in favor of the host nation.

Back from recess, Ghana took up from where they left off as they surged into the halves of Nigeria for another goal.

Mary Amponsah was later introduced to beef up the attack for the Ghanaians to get another goal but things took a quick turn as Nigeria grabbed the equalizer following a howler from the Ghanaian shot stopper Afia Amenyeku.

The game travelled straight into penalties after duration with Ghana emerging champions in a 3-1 shootout to grab the ultimate trophy.

Burkina Faso placed third in the tournament as they defeated Benin 2-1 to win Bronze.

Ghana’s skipper Stella Nyamekye was adjudged as the best player of the tournament as Esther Ajakaye of Nigeria won the top scorer award.

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