The Black Queens of Ghana began their African Women’s Championship 2018 campaign on a positive note after a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Algeria.
A wonderful volley by Gladys Amfobea on the 13 th minute proved to be the only goal of the day after a number of goal scoring opportunities went begging.
Both sides began the game slowly with Algeria failing to record a shot on target after 20 minutes. Black Queens however took their first scoring opportunity after right back, Gladys Amfobea latched onto a loose ball just
outside the penalty area of the Algerians who were caught ball-watching into the top corner of the post.
The queens however squandered a number of goal-scoring opportunities in both the first and second halves with captain, Elizabeth Addo, attackers Portia Boakye and Sherrifatu Sumaila who been involved in the wastage.
Right winger, Sherrifatu Sumaila who plies her trade in USA for LA Galaxy Orange won the Woman of the Match after her excellent displays.
Defender Linda Eshun and Priscilla Okyere were all booked after various offences.
The host nation play their second game Mali on Tuesday while their counterpart, Algeria takes on a more determined Cameroonian side.
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