Ghana miss semi-final place in AWC

13 years ago

Ghana's hopes of a securing a semi-final place at the African Women Championship failed to materialize following defeat in their final Group B game.

The Black Queens lost 3-1 to champions Equatorial Guinea on Monday in Sinaba, ending any hopes of landing a first continental title and also a place at the Fifa World Cup finals in Germany as they finished third on the group standings.

The first half ended 1-1 with striker Agnes Aduako equalizing on 43 minutes for Ghana from the spot after Equatorial Guinea had taken the lead from a penalty kick.

The goal was the striker's fourth at the Championship as it kept Ghana in the game but the champions took the lead again in the 58th minute through Salimata before Okaro headed in the third goal.

Equatorial Guinea and Cameroon, who beat Algeria 2-1, both advance to the last four of the competition.

They would battle hosts South Africa and Nigeria from group A in the semi-final stage of the Championship on Thursday.