Marvelous Maidens hit Tunisia for seven

14 years ago

Ghana's Black Maiden's are a step closer to reaching the FIFA U-17 World Cup in Trinidad & Tobago after posting a 7-nil result past Tunisia.

The Black Maiden's chasing a second successive appearance at the World Cup were a delight to watch as they scored in either half of the game ahead of the return leg in Tunis in a fortnight's time.

Saturday's game was the final African qualifying for the World Cup with the continent assured on two slots.

Sherifatu Sumaila's attempt at goal was turned in by a Tunisian to open the floodgates at the Ohene Djan Stadium for Ghana before a brace by Alice Danso ended the half 3-0 for the home side.

Back from the break, Mary Essilful struck the fourth goal after which Rita Okyere took charge of the scoring duties.

Rita hit a hat-trick to complete a good first leg for coach Abraham Allotey.

Ghana made its debut in the age-category competition two years ago in New Zealand and are rather close to making the finals in Trinidad & Tobago later in September.

Sixteen African sides were involved at the first round stage of qualifying with the continent assured of two places at the World Cup finals.