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2024 Olympic Qualifiers: Akufo Addo sends best of luck message to Black Queens ahead of Zambia game

Women Football 2024 Olympic Qualifiers: Akufo Addo sends best of luck message to Black Queens ahead of Zambia game
FEB 27, 2024 LISTEN

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has sent his warmest wishes to the National Women's Football Team, the Black Queens, as they prepare for a vital qualifier against Zambia.

The much-anticipated second leg of the 2024 Olympic Games qualifier will take place on Wednesday, February 28, with a 16:00 GMT kick-off time.

After suffering a 1-0 defeat in the first leg at the Accra Sports Stadium on Friday, February 23, the Black Queens are eager to make a comeback against the Copper Queens of Zambia.

President Akufo-Addo, in his State of the Nation address to Ghana's Parliament, acknowledged the commendable efforts of the Black Queens and wished them well.

"Mr. Speaker, the senior Women's team, the Black Queens, who do not get half the attention the Black Stars get, have been performing quite creditably. They had gone for ten (10) matches without any loss until last December when they lost narrowly to Namibia in Windhoek in the final qualifying round for the 2024 Women's Africa Cup of Nations," he said.

"Even though they lost narrowly to Zambia in the first leg of the qualifiers for the 2024 Olympic Games, let us wish them well in the second leg to be played in Lusaka tomorrow, and hope they give us something to cheer about," he added.

The winner of the Ghana-Zambia encounter will face off against the victor of the Morocco-Tunisia match. Morocco currently holds a 2-1 lead from the first leg against Tunisia.

Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah

Sports JournalistPage: SamuelEkowAmoasiAppiah

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