Ghana set up epic clash with Nigeria

Edwin  - CEO March 18, 2024
Updated 2024/03/19 at 3:19 AM
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Hosts and arch-rivals in African Games women’s final


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Hosts Ghana and arch-rivals Nigeria emerged victorious In a thrilling set of women’s semi-final clashes at the 13th edition of the African Games on Monday, setting the stage for an epic showdown in Thursday’s football final.

The women’s football competition’s last four matches witnessed intense battles as teams vied for a spot in the final, thus eyeing the gold medal.

The headline clash of the day was undoubtedly the semi-final showdown between Ghana and Senegal. The stakes were high, but the home side triumphed 3-1.

Ghana, buoyed by home support, started brightly and took the lead in the 18th minute through Tracy Twum.

The early goal set the tone for Ghana’s dominance in the first half, and they doubled their lead just before the break with a goal from Ophelia Amponsah in the 45th minute.

Senegal, however, refused to go down without a fight and pulled a goal back in the 53rd minute through Kande.

The goal injected new life into the game as Senegal pushed for an equalizer. But Ghana remained resolute, and Amponsah secured her brace in the 55th minute to restore Ghana’s two-goal advantage.

Despite Senegal’s best efforts, Ghana claimed a hard-fought 3-1 victory and booked their place in the final.

In the other semi-final clash, Nigeria faced against Uganda in a tightly contested affair. Both teams were evenly matched, with neither willing to concede ground.

The game remained deadlocked for much of the match until Nigeria broke the deadlock in the 74th minute through Judith Adaobi Okah.

With the clock ticking down, Chiamaka Okuchukwu sealed Nigeria’s victory with a late goal in the 89th minute, securing a 2-0 win for the West African powerhouse.

With these results, Ghana and Nigeria set up a mouthwatering final clash, renewing their age-old rivalry on the football pitch.

The final promises to be a fiery encounter as both teams vie for gold medal glory.

Meanwhile, Uganda will face Senegal in the bronze medal match in the first match on Thursday at 5 pm local time, aiming to salvage a podium finish in the tournament.


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