Black Queens Lift Maiden WAFU Cup
Ghana’s senior female soccer team, Black Queens, have clinched the maiden West African Football Union (WAFU) Women’s Zone B cup, following a hard-fought victory in the final against the Ivory Coast.
A first-half strike by Jane Egyir was all the Queens needed as they got a sweet revenge for their first match defeat in the competition and also lifted the trophy.
Egyir calmly converted from close range early in the game, and despite the incessant pressure from the Ivorians, buoyed by home fans, the Queens remained resolute at the back to claim the victory.
With the win, head coach, Mercy Tagoe, became the first female coach to win a trophy with the Black Queens after barely two months in charge.
Tagoe was appointed interim manager following the surprise resignation of Masaud Didi Dramani.
She would be hoping to replicate this feat when Ghana hosts the Women’s Africa Cup of Nations in November.
Skipper Portia Boakye, who took the armband in Elizabeth Addo’s absence, finished as top scorer with four goals and three assists.
Grand final hero Jane Egyir, picked the player of the tournament while Ivory Coast’s custodian was named best keeper.