Ghana’s female U-20 team, the Black Princesses, put up a dominant performance to beat Niger 11-0 in a pre-tournament friendly at the Accra Sports Stadium on Wednesday.
The hosts showed no mercy to their overwhelmed visitors, who struggled to keep up with the pace and power of the Ghanaian players.
Stella Nyamekye and Faiza Seidu both scored three goals each, while Maafia Nyame grabbed a brace. Helen Alormenu, Tracy Twum and Mary Amponsah also got on the scoresheet for Ghana.
The friendly was part of Ghana’s preparations for the WAFU U-20 Girls Cup of Nations, which will be hosted at the Baba Yara stadium in Kumasi from May 20, 2023, to June 3, 2023.
Media practitioners who wish to cover the tournament have been asked to submit their accreditation applications by Friday. The applications must be signed by a manager or an editor.
Black Princesses coach Yusif Basigi has expressed confidence in his team’s chances of impressing at the tournament.
“We are working hard to blend the players together and raise a strong team. We are hosting the tournament and we have to do our best to make Ghanaians proud and meet their expectations,” he said last week.
“I don’t need the GFA to give me a target. I know what it takes to get up there and I have discussed with the technical team to work diligently to achieve our goals.
“We have selected some quality players from the first and second batches. We will be looking at them objectively and raising a very good team for the tournament.”
The other participating teams – Nigeria, Cote D’Ivoire, Burkina Faso, Togo and Benin – are expected to arrive in Ghana on Thursday, May 18, 2023.