Ghana get AWCON started with win over Algeria - 3 months ago, 17 Nov 22:34

By: Geoffrey Mwamburi

Hosts Ghana defeated Algeria 1-0 to get their 2018 African Women Cup of Nations (AWCON) off in winning fashion as the biennial continental showpiece kicked off at the Accra Sports Stadium in the capital.

Gladys Amfobea struck the winner in the 12th minute, rifling a swerving effort past goalkeeper Kahina Ouada after a failed clearance from the Algerian defence had landed kindly in her path.

The goal was a worthy reward for the Black Queens for showing greater desire right from the start and should have gone ahead earlier with an effort from skipper Elizabeth Addo but it went off the post.

A goal-line clearance from Habiba Sadou had prevented Portia Boakye from scoring in the 10th minute but there was no stopping the hosts for a third time as a Amfoeba connected a sweet half-volley for the opener.

Algeria’s first effort came courtesy of a corner from Isma Ouadah with Fethia Bekhedda applying the ...
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