Black Queens Suffer A Painful Defeat To End Olympics Dream

Zambian player on the ball

Ghana’s Black Queen suffered a loss in Ndola, Zambia regardless of a draw on Wednesday, February 28, ending their dreams of being at Olympic Games in Paris.

Barbra Banda scored a brace in the game to guarantee Zambia sealed a 3-3 draw and ensured they qualified on aggregate against Ghana.

The Black Queens came into the game on the back of a 1-0 loss at the Accra Sports Stadium last Friday and were certain of turning the tie around.

Zambia’s Banda opened the scoring in the 10th minute of the game before Gifty Assifuah, who was brought into the starting line up to the detriment of Freda Ayisi, scored the equaliser for Nora Hauptle’s side.

With This, The Future Of The Black Queens Is Guaranteed

The two teams headed into the break with the host team driving 2-1.

Notwithstanding, Doris Boaduwaa put Ghana ahead in the 55th minute with a splendid goal before Kabange Mupopo got the leveler six minutes after the fact.

Azumah Bugri’s goal looked all set to compel the game into additional time after coming off the bench to score.

A late foul by Jennifer Cudjoe saw her sent off for a second yellow card with Banda moving forward to beat Vivian Antwi Adjei in the Ghana goal from the subsequent free kick.

Her second goal guaranteed a 3-3 result on the day with the Copper Queens of Zambia guaranteeing a 4-3 aggregate win.

The loss ends Ghana’s chances of being at the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris after going past difficulties from Guinea and Benin.

The team will now focus on their preparations for the 2024 Africa Cup of Nations to be staged in Morocco.

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