Black Maidens wallop Finland in World Cup
The Ghana u-17 women’s national football team defeated Finland to get close to qualifying for the knockout stage of Uruguay, 2018.
Ghana stepped up the gear from the blast of the referee’s whistle and scored the opener in the 6 minute through Milot Pokuaa, who capitalized on a defensive blunder to slot the ball home.
Mukarama Abdulai doubled the lead for the Black Maidens in the 13 minute via a header.
It looked like it was going to be a field day for the Ghanaians, but the Finnish stood their grounds and matched them boot for boot.
After the break it became an end to end affair, but it was Ghana who had plenty of opportunities to increase their tall.
However, the likes of Pokuaa and Abdulai wasted the goal scoring opportunities that came their way.
And against the run of play, Finland got the consolation after the Black Maidens goalie failed to grab a long-range ball and allowed substitute Kantanen to score from the rebound.
Animah who had missed her from close range earlier, put the ball beyond the reach of Finland withj the third goal. She scored from a direct freekick- the ball looked harmless, yet the Finnish goalie failed to grab it and it zoomed into the net.
Ghana will be through to the knockout stage of the competition, should the Uruguay- New Zealand game end in a draw or should New Zealand secure another victory to qualify alongside the Black Maidens.