The Black Queens of Ghana on Wednesday started their West Africa Football Union (WAFU) campaign on a bright note winning 2-0 against their Senegalese counterparts at the Robert Champroux Stadium in Abidjan.
Evelyn Badu scored the opener in the 74th minute before 2018 FIFA U-17 World Cup top scorer Mukarama Abdulai doubled the lead during injury time.
Both sides begun the game pushing for a goal at the early stages but their efforts did not yield the needed results until the referee whistled for the closure of the first half.
From recess, the Queens dominated the exchanges as they piled pressure on the Senegalese and during one of such attacks, their efforts paid off after Hasaacas Ladies defender Evelyn Badu fired home the shot. Janet Egyir was named the Most Valuable Player following her exploits in the match.
An action from the match at Stade Robert Champroux
The Black Queens, who are defending championships, will face Togo in their next group match on Friday, May 10 at the Stade du Parc des Sports in Abidjan.
Coach Mercy Tagoe's side will then meet hosts Cote D'Ivoire in their final group match on Monday, May 13 at the Robert Champroux Stadium.
Meanwhile the Ivorians are currently on top of Group A after beating Togo 5-0 earlier at the same venue. Tokpoledo Rolande converted a spot kick in the 10th minute, Diakite Binta added a second in the 30th before Cuosso Esperance Agbo made it three in the 37th minute before recess.
The host nation added two more goals after recess courtesy Koko Ange N;guesan and Kouadio Adjouna Sandrine in the 53rd and 92nd minutes respectively.