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African Games: Ghana’s Black Princesses defeat Nigeria 2-1 to win gold



The Black Princesses of Ghana have been crowned champions of the women’s under 20 football event at the 13th African Games in Accra, Ghana.

NEWSVERGE reports that the hosts defeated the Falconets of Nigeria 2-1 to emerge winner in the match played at the Cape Coast Sports stadium on Thursday.

Nigeria`s Loveth Edeh had put the Falconets ahead in the 24th minute of the game before Tracey Twum got the equalizer in the 78th minute with a thunderous strike to beat the Falconet’s goalkeeper.

Ghana`s Mukarama Abdulai scored the winning goal in the 99th minute of extra time as her low shot on the edge of the box beat Faith Omilana Falconets goalkeeper.

The loss means that the Falconets have relinquished their reign as African Games champions.

NEWSVERGE reports that Falconets booked their place in the finals, after defeating Uganda 2-0.

Ghana also defeated the Teranga Lionesses of Senegal, 3-1 to book a place in the Final.

Meanwhile, Uganda beat Senegal 6-5 in a penalty shootout to secure the bronze medal in a thrilling match at the Cape Coast Sports Stadium.

The 13th African Games which began on March 8, will end on March 23.

The games was held across three cities of Accra, Kumasi and Cape Coast.

Aderonke Ojo

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