It was a very tough game between the USA and the Black maidens
Ghana’s Black Maidens surprised title contenders, United States of America with a 2-1 in their second group D match of the ongoing FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup hosted in Jordan. This indeed, was a redemption for the Maidens as they had suffered a humiliating 5-0 defeat to Japanese in their previous match.
Having lashed 6-1 against Paraguay in their first match, the Americans started the match with great confidence. The Confident USA opened the scoring galore as striker, Frankie Tagliaferri netted a goal in the 5th minute. Ghana did not score until the 63rd minute, through Gifty Acheampong; this was after the 1st half of the match. Having equalized with their counterparts, the Maidens strove to keep possession of the ball in what appeared to be a more competitive second half.
The relentless Maidens scored another goal through Sandra Owusu-Ansah, who converted a penalty kick in the 84th minute. Having scored the second goal, the Maidens fought to lead the match till the finish.
After yesterday’s victory, Ghana’s Black Maidens are now 3rd on the table with 3 points and a goal difference of -4. The team will play against Paraguay in their last group D game on Saturday at the Al Hassan International Stadium, Irbid.
It was indeed a daunting task for Ghana’s U-17 women team after their massive loss to the Japanese. The team were subjected to a nightmarish start to the tournament as Japan whipped them 5-0. The result was a fair one as Japan was too much for Ghana to handle from start to finish.
This win against USA has boosted the team’s confidence, as they have revived their hopes of reaching the quarter-final of the competition.
The Black Maidens are the only African nation team to have reached semi-finals in the tournament’s history.