Yet again, the Black Queens of Ghana was marvelous against Rwanda in the second leg of the WAFCON 2024 competition subsequent to beating them 7-0 on their own turf in Kigali.
The Queens gave ‘She-Amenuvi’ of Rwanda a resonating 5-0 triumph in the second leg at the Accra Sports stadium on Tuesday September 26.
The win ties down Ghana’s spot to the next stage of the WAFCON qualifiers, as they outmatched Rwanda with a stunning 12-0 total score across the two legs of the competition.
In the first half of the match, the ‘She-Amenuvi’ really tried to control the game, but the Black Queens quickly affirmed their predominance, taking order only ten minutes into the match.
Alice Kusi was clinical in breaking the game’s deadlock with a sublime strike in the 22nd minute, after a great build-up by the Black Queens. Kusi kept on sparkling, scoring the second goal, and afterward finishing an amazing first-half with a hat trick in the 37th minute, all with the assistance of Grace Asantewaa.
Equally Badu added to the She-Amenuvi’s woes with a fourth goal before the first half finished up.
After the halftime break, Rwanda showed improvement in their performance, and made an effort to stifle the Black Queens’ attacking speed.
The Black Queens in the long run, recaptured control and selected a more safe methodology. Rwanda mounted a vivacious pressure in the 75th minute to find the back of the net but struggled to penetrate the resilient defensive lines of the Black Queens.
Despite a disallowed goal, the Black Queens held onto their first-half lead, and the youngest member of the team, Stella Nyamekye, sealed the victory with a long-range shot, making it 5-0.
Ghana now secures a spot in the next phase of the qualifiers and is set to face Namibia. The winner of this match will book a spot in the 2024 Women’s African Cup of Nations, booked to be hosted in Morocco one year from now.