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Maidens earn hard fought victory over Germany

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Gladys Amfobea’s header secured a quarter final spot for the Black Maidens at the ongoing U17 Women’s World Cup in Costa Rica.

The defender on 43 minutes clinched all three points for Ghana against Germany in an enthralling 90 minutes of soccer action.

The game was a physical, gritty affair from the blast of the whistle.

An eventful first half saw the Europeans dominant in the opening exchanges but Ghana got the only goal with two minutes to the end of the interval when Gladys Amfobea’s header beat Vivien Brandt at her far post.

After recess the Germans upped the tempo in pursuit of an equaliser but Ghana were looking more dangerous on the break.

The Germans continued to attack the defence of the Maidens but goalkeeper Azume Adams stood resolute pulling some great stops to maintain the score at 1-0.

Coach Augustine Adotey’s side become the first team to progress into the next phase of the competition, they will play Canada in the final group fixture.

 

Ghana's line up: Azume Adams, Naomi Anima, Gladys Amfobea, Amina Fuseini, Belinda Anane, Ernestina Abambila, Lily Niber-Lawrence, Samira Abdul-Rahman/Stephany Adomako/Vinoria Kuzagbe, Sandra Owusu-Ansah, Jane Ayieyam, Laadi Issaka

 

 

 

 

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