Queens qualify for last eight

14 years ago

The senior national women’s team are into the last eight of the African qualifiers for 2008 Beijing Games.

Ghana completed the double over Angola on Sunday as Florence Okoe and Yaa Arvoe handed the Black Queens a 2-0 win over their opponents at the Coronation park in Sunyani.

After posting a 2-1 win over the Angolans in the first leg tie in Luanda, Florence Okoe ensured that Ghana’s steady progress of making her debut at the Olympic Games continued when she poked in the opener after 32 minutes of play.

The lone goal lead separated both sides till the end of the half.

Back from recess, Ghana did not get carried away as with some 18 minutes of play left, Yaa Arvoe completed the job when she scored the second for the Black Queens.

Angola beside the trailing in the game had their captain shown the red card thus ending the game with ten players.

The remaining eight countries in the qualifying series would be drawn into two groups with the leaders clashing in the finals for the sole ticket to represent the continent.

Africa has just a slot for the 2008 Olympic Games women’s football competition as eight countries are left in the qualifying campaign.

Aside the single slot for Africa, the runners-up from the CONCACAF and CAF qualifiers would be compete in a one-off decider for a place in the Olympic competition.

Ghana is seeking to make her debut in the women’s competition at the Olympic Games after narrowly missing out for the 2004 Athens Games.