Black Maidens return home to rousing reception

10 years ago

Ghana's Black Maidens arrived back home on Saturday after their U-17 FIFA Women's World Cup ended in the quarter-finals in Costa Rica.

The national side lost out 4-3 on penalties after drawing 2-2 in regulation time with Italy on Thursday, thus ending their hopes of reaching the medal zone.

The players, all dressed in official Ghana team kits, flew into Accra's Kotoka International Airport before 8:00pm (20:00 GMT) after over 16 hours of travel.

Executive Committee member of the Ghana Football Association, Linear Addy together with other GFA officials welcomed the team as a band of supporters, drumming and signing waited outside the arrival hall to cheer on the team as they made their way on the coach.