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06.03.2007 General News

Queens Host Angola Sun

The senior women's national football team, the Black Queens, host their counterparts from Angola in the second leg of their first round 2008 Olympic qualifying match this weekend.

The match, fixed for the Sunyani Coronation Park, will see the winners advancing into the next stage to face winners of the Namibia versus Democratic Republic of Congo encounter.

The Queens, who come into this game with a 2-1 advantage earned in the first leg in Luanda, are poised to win again to ease their progress.

They gave an indication of the pill they are likely to push down the throat of their guests when they beat the Greater Accra Regional team 4-0 in their last training match at Prampram last Friday before leaving for Sunyani last Sunday.

Two goals from Florence Okoe and one each from Safia Abdul Rahman and Memuna Darko completed a week of fruitful exercise of practising long range shots, curly freekicks and taking one-on-one chances.

There are no injury worries and the technical team is hoping to stay injury-free as the technical bench has already selected the 18 players who will be in action on Sunday.

The players selected are Gladys Enti, Memunatu Sulemana, Aminatu Ibrahim, Yaa Avoe, Olivia Amoako, Hamdyia Abass, Lydia Ankrah, Ama Saabi, Portia Owusu, Adjoa Bayor, Florence Okoe, Sheila Okine, Memuna Darko, Rumanatu Tahiru, Anita Amankwa, Anita Amenuku, Safia Abdul-Rahman and Doreen Awuah.

In other matches also to be played this weekend, Nigeria who beat Ghana on penalties to qualify for the 2004 Games have already progressed after Senegal pulled out of the competition at the last minute.

Ethiopia will host Liberia, Guinea will be the guests of Zimbabwe while Morocco host Eritrea. South Africa's Bayana Bayana will host Equatorial Guinea, DR Congo are hosts to Namibia, with Algeria also hosting Mozambique.

Story by Rosalind Amo

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