Black Princesses Secure Gold Medal At The African Games

Ghana’s U-20 women’s team, the Black Princesses, secured the country’s 11th gold medal at the ongoing African Games, after an impressive extra time victory against Nigeria at the Cape Coast Stadium on Thursday night (March 21).

When goalkeeper Afi Amenyeku misplaced a harmless ball in the penalty box, Ghana fell behind quickly. Edeh Njideka capitalized on the loose ball to give Nigeria the lead in the 23rd minute.

The Princesses who were marginally unsteady in the first half, which clearly provoked Nigeria’s opening goal, showed extraordinary spirit and determination in the wake of going behind. They were superior for the rest of the game, creating numerous opportunities but failing to capitalize on them.

Given a shout out to by a huge crowd in the Cape Coast stadium, Yussif Basigi’s girls at last found the equalizer in the 77th minute when Tracy Twum fired into the top of the net after tracking down space on the left flank.

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The score was 1-1 at the end of regulation, and the game went into extra time.

In the ninth minute of extra time, Mukarama Abdulai scored the winner with a tricky low drive into the bottom corner after controlling a beautiful pass inside the area. And at the Cape Coast Stadium, the crowd went ‘wild’.

The Princesses also won the game despite pressure from the Super Falconets late on.

The win is Ghana’s second gold medal in the women’s football event in the African Games, having also won gold in the 2015 edition, that time, the team was also coached by the same man, Yussif Basigi.

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