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24.07.2004 Football News

Queens repeat dose -Aggregatte 22-0

By GNA
Queens repeat dose -Aggregatte 22-0

Accra, July 24, GNA - Ghana's Black Queens on Saturday secured their ticket to the next African Women's Championship (AWC) when they again walloped their Guinean counterparts 9-0 in their second leg qualifier at the Accra Sports Stadium.

The Queens who won the first leg in Conakry by 13-0 qualified to participate in the fourth AWC championship billed for South Africa in September at the expense of the visitors with an interesting display of good football.

Apart from Florence Okoe who failed to repeat her hat trick secured in Conakry, Adjoa Bayor, the African Queen and Akua Anokyewaa defied all odds to register a hat trick each as it happened in Guinea. The game saw the fans filling the Stadium to the brim thanks to the off free gate to spectators and the Queens ensured they scored six times in the first half and followed up with three goals in the second half to throw the fans into ecstasy.

It was Hamburg SC-bound Bayor who opened the floodgates in the fifth minutes when she dribbled her way through the Guinean defence with amazing skills with the Cecile Kounouma-led rear crawling.

Okoe followed suit ten minutes later when she was gifted from an Anokyewaah's through pass after she had beating an offside trap by the visitors to slot in the second goal.

Having provided the tonic for the second goal, the well-built Anokyewaah had a good reason to add her name to the scorers' chat by netting twice within a- two-minute spill with a glancing header that was mistimed by goalkeeper Katia Maimuna and added with another sterling shot.

Bayor and Okoe took turns to increase the tally to six to force coach Faber Camara to substitute goalkeeper Katia who was growing extra vulnerable to the Ghanaian attack to end the first half. From recess, coach John Eshun learnt from Camara and pulled out trusted Meimunatu Sulemana for world's number two goalkeeper, Fati Mohammed to offer her the needed exposure.

Incidentally, it was the Ghanaians who favoured from the substitution as Anokyewaah and Bayor increased the goal margin to eight to register their various hat tricks in the process.

The Queens from then on reduced the game to an entertaining one apparently to give something back to the packed crowd who cheered all afternoon.

An opportunity again fell onto the way of US-based Robert Morries' Elizabeth Baidoo, playing as the only foreign-based star, and she made no mistake to deliver a non drop impressive shot that easily beat substitute Aissatou Daillo who had the unpleasant duty of picking 13 goals in the first game played in Conakry.

LINE-UP: GHANA- Meimunatu Sulemana/Fati Mohammed, Bernice Asante, Mavis Danso, Aminatu Ibrahim, Patricia Ofori, Elizabeth Baidoo, Gloria Oforiwaa/Anita Aminaku, Florence Okoe, Akua Anokyewaah, Adjoa Bayor, Memuna Darko/ Justina Tetteh.

GUINEA- Keita Maimuna/ Aissatou Diallo, Cecile Kounouma, Diallo Ramanloulaya, Gvinlivogui Christine, Asmatou Camara, Diallo Moulgatou, Bengma Salamatou/Sanoa Mariama, Drama Mariama/Koulemou Sylvia, Komouma Aissalou and Dioumesst Sona.

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