Janet Egyir wins Woman of the Match in Ghana’s 2-0 victory over Senegal

Author: Beatrice Laryea
Janet Egyir (right) receiving the award from an official from WAFU

Hasaacas Ladies centre back Janet Egyir was on Wednesday adjudged Woman of The Match in Ghana’s 2-0 win over Senegal in their opening Group A match of the West Africa Football Union (WAFU) Zone B Tournament in Abidjan.

The Black Queens ease passed their Senegalese counterparts in the tournament opener thanks to two second half goals scored by Evelyn Badu and Abdulai Mukurama on the 74th and the 91st minutes respectively.

Janet won the accolade for her accurate passes, recovery rate and defensive approaches, which ensured that the Queens put up such magnificent performance against Senegal.

Last year, she was adjudged the Player of the Tournament at the maiden edition after she scored the only goal in the final to ensure that Ghana claimed the trophy at the expense of the hosts nation, Cote d’Ivoire.

Janet Egyir showcasing her achievement

The 27-year-old defender played a pivotal role in all the four National League titles won by Hasaacas Ladies on the local scene.

The Ghanaians led by Coach Mercy Tagoe-Quarcoo will continue their title defense next against Togo on Friday before wrapping up the Group A ties with a game against Cote d’Ivoire on Monday.