After a decisive victory over Senegal on Sunday, January 21, at the Baba Yara Stadium, Ghana secured their seventh consecutive appearance at the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup.
The Black Princesses had a 5-1 win in the second leg of the last round of qualifiers to record a 7-1 total win over the Teranga Lionesses.
Beline Nyarko scored two goals, and Maafia Nyame, Tracey Twum, and Salamatu Abdulai, also scoring the other goals, allowing Yusif Basigi’s team to earn the necessary victory and qualification.
Ghana came into the game on the back of a 2-0 win in Dakar seven days ago in the first leg.
Senegal opened the scoring right off the bat in the game as they exploited an unfortunate communication in the Princess’ box.
However, Maafia Nyame scored Ghana’s equalizer with a flawless finish from a through ball into the 18-yard box.
Beline Nyarko finished the rebound soon after to head Ghana into the lead at halftime.
The Princesses responded well to going down and would feel they merited more at the break.
In the second half, Tracey Twum scored from the penalty spot after Salamatu Abdulai was brought down in the box to make it 3-1.
Beline Nayrkoa snatched her second of the game with a splendid strike inside the penalty box to extend the Princesses’ lead before Salamatu Abdulai also wrapped up the win for Ghana.
The Black Princesses have secured their spot in Colombia for the World Cup this year with a 7-1 aggregate score, making it their seventh consecutive appearance since their 2010 debut.
They join Morocco, Nigeria and Cameroon who are additionally set to represent Africa in the competition.