Black Wonders suffer first defeat at West Africa Deaf Football tourney

Author: Beatrice Laryea
A line up of the team ahead of their game against Mali

Ghana’s hearing-impaired national football team, Black Wonders on Thursday lost 1-2 to Mali in their final Group B game at the ongoing West Africa Deaf Football tournament in Lome, Togo.

Despite the loss, the Ghanaians have still qualified for the semi-finals having earlier beaten Benin 9-0 a in their opening game on Monday.

The Black Wonders also drew 1-1 with Nigeria on Wednesday, which earned them a slot in the semis at the six-nation tourney.

In their opening match, Nana Amoako and Eric Nyame recorded a hat-trick each before Richard Abaka, Gayheart clayman, Ghansah Joseph scored a goal each to make it 9-0 for Ghana.

The Ghanaians are looking forward to defending the trophy they won two years ago when Ghana hosted the sub-regional competition which brings together eight other West African nations.

Meanwhile, hosts Togo were beaten 3-0 by Mali in the Group A opening game.