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2024 U-20 WWCQ: Ghana’s Princesses hammer eSwatini 6-1 away in Third Round first leg

Ghana established a robust first-leg lead in the third round of the African qualifiers for the 2024 Fifa U-20 Women’s World Cup after trouncing eSwatini 6-1 away on Sunday.

Facing an early setback with a goal conceded in the 5th minute at the Somhlolo National Stadium, the Black Princesses swiftly turned the tide.

Mercy Attobra leveled the score in the 10th minute, capitalizing on a well-placed cross from Beline Nyarko.

Building on their momentum, Ghana seized control of the game, with Beline Nyarko skillfully converting Hellen Alormenu’s cross in the 28th minute, securing a lead by halftime.

Coach Yusif Basigi’s side continued their dominance in the second half, with Wasiima Mohammed extending the lead with a superb strike in the 49th minute, bringing the score to 3-1. Midfielder Success Ameyaa then orchestrated the fourth goal, setting up Sarah Nyarko in the 59th minute.

In the 80th minute, eSwatini conceded an own goal, further widening Ghana’s advantage to 5-1.

Mercy Attobra sealed a resounding victory for the Black Princesses with her second goal in the 86th minute, concluding the match with a 6-1 triumph.

The return fixture will see Ghana host eSwatini at the Accra Sports Stadium on Sunday, November 19, where the Black Princesses aim to consolidate their lead and secure a spot in the final round of the qualifiers, where they could face either Senegal or Uganda.



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