Maidens to revive qualifying hopes

15 years ago

The Black Maidens could revive their qualification hopes for a place at the first ever FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup beginning this Saturday.

Ghana, after a faltering run in the final qualifying series having recorded two successive defeats, host Nigeria in the reverse fixture at the El-Wak Sports Stadium in Accra tomorrow.

The Black Maidens lost their first game in their campaign away to Nigeria 4-2 a fortnight ago and would need to pull a win to enhance their chances of staying in contention for one of the two qualifying places available to Africa.

Saturday’s game would be the second home game for Ghana after losing 2-1 to Cameroon.

The defeat, a second successive loss by Ghana, left the Black Maidens at the bottom of the three-team table with no point.

The Black Maidens would need to win their remaining two games beginning with the game against Nigeria to stay in contention for one of Africa’s two places at the World Cup to be hosted by New Zealand.

The continents qualifiers have been narrowed down to three teams with all attempting to pick one of the two places.

The World Cup will be hosted by New Zealand from October 30 to November 16, 2008.