FIFA U17 WWC… Black Maidens to face Mexico in quarter-finals

 

Ghana will face Mexico in the quarter-finals of the FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup on Sunday  November 24, 2018 in Montevideo.

The Black Maidens topped Group A on Tuesday, November 20, 2018  after beating New Zealand 2-0 in the final match.

They scored ten goals and conceded just one; making Augustine Adotey’s side firm favourites for the title.

Ghana have qualified for the last eight for the fourth consecutive time with their best performance in tournament history in 2012 when they finished in third place.

As Group A runners-up, New Zealand will take on Japan in Colonia Del Sacramento on Saturday, November 24, 2018.

The Kiwis will be competing in the knockout stage of a U-17 Women’s World Cup for the first time.

 

Meanwhile Black Maidens winger Grace Animah has thanked her teammates and coaches for helping her win the Player of the Match in Ghana’s 2-0 victory over New Zealand on night.

The winger played a vital role as the Black Maidens finished top of group A with victory over the Oceania side.

She said after the game,”I thank my coach and my teammates for helping me win this award. I can only credit them for our performance on the night,” she added.

The winger impressed on the flanks causing troubles for the New Zealand defence.

Animah came close to grabbing the opener on the day but her long-range effort was expertly tipped off by the New Zealand shot-stopper.

A fellow winner of the award in previous games, captain Abdulai Mukarama continued her exploits at the global showpiece after netting twice in the second half to secure victory for the Africans.

Mukarama took advantage of a defensive mishap beating the New Zealand centre back to a long range pass to score her first.

The Northern Ladies forward grabbed her second of the day after taking advantage of her pace and power to clinically slot home.

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