The Black Queens secured back-to-back wins against the Atlas Lionesses
Ghana’s Black Queens handed the Atlas Lionesses of Morocco their second straight defeat with Sandra Owusu-Ansah inspiring the home side to victory in their international friendly at the Accra Sports Stadium on Monday.
The Ghana forward scored two goals on the evening to give her side a 2-0 win. She put the Black Queens ahead in the 10th minute outwitting goalkeeper, Errnichi Khadija who had earlier made some jaw-dropping saves.
Black Queens’ Sandra Owusu-Ansah (No. 9) scored twice within a four-minute spell
Four minutes later, Priscilla Okyere sent lobbed the ball into the path of Owusu-Ansah finished off the pass with an audacious strike to send her teammates and officials into jubilation.
The Moroccans thereafter took over the game and dominated possession in the latter minutes of the first half but had nothing to show for that moment of dominance.
After recess, the two teams pressed hard for goals with Ghana captain Elizabeth Addo coming close to scoring in the 68th and 76th minutes but her efforts were cleared off the goal line by goalkeeper Khadija.
The Ghanaians finished the two-leg tie on a 5-1 aggregate, having won the first clash 3-1 last Thursday.
Ghana midfielder Juliet Acheampong was voted player of the match.
The Black Princesses celebrating their victory over their Moroccan counterparts
Earlier, Ghana’s U-20 side, Black Princesses, defeated their Moroccan counterparts 4-0 for a 4-1 aggregate win, having lost the first 0-1 last Thursday.
Ghana Football Association (GFA) president, Kurt Edwin Simeon Okraku, was joined by GFA Executive Council members Madam Habiba Attah Forson, Samuel Anim Addo and Linford Asamoah to present trophies to the deserving winners.
The Moroccan senior team won the Fair Play award, while the Black Queens were adjudged overall winners for their impressive in the two matches.
Habiba Attah Forson presenting a trophy to Princesses captain Mukarama Abdulai
The matches form part of preparations by the two Ghanaian teams towards major competitions in 2021. The Black Princesses will compete in qualifiers for the 2021 FIFA U-20 World Cup while the Black Queens fight for a place at the