AWC 2016: Black Queens lock horns with the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia today

Ghana’s senior female football team, the Black Queens, take a 2-1 advantage into the second leg final round African Women’s Championship (AWC) qualifier against Tunisia at the Accra Sports Stadium this afternoon.

Black Queens, a week ago fought from a goal down with 10 women to edge closer to making an appearance at the 10th edition of the African Women’s Championship scheduled for Cameroon later this year.

Two second half goals from the foot of Samira Suleman and Princella Adubea swallowed a first half penalty converted by Ella Kabaachi for Tunisia.

The Carthage Eagles advanced to this stage of the qualifiers after eliminating Burkina Faso 2-0 over two legs in the earlier round while the Black Queen’s drew a bye for the first round of qualifiers.

In Sabrine Mamay, Imène Mchara and Kabaachi, the Tunisian have a trio who on a good day can cause havoc to any side with less pressure from fans.

However, Coach Yussif Basigi has promised to make sure the Black Queen’s make it to the November tournament with yet another victory over the visitors this afternoon, noting that he has a well-planned strategy to see off the visitor in a grand style.

The team would be without its safest pair of hands Patricia Mantey who was sent off by Senegalese referee Fatou Thione in the first leg, in her absence Nana Ama Asantewaa will keep the post.

Should the Queens secure victory today, they would join seven other countries as well as the host country, Cameroon for the 2016 AWC finals scheduled for November 19 to December 3, this year.

Black Queens poised to qualify

Black Queens poised to qualify

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