Ghana’s Black Princesses beat Uganda 2-1 in the 1st leg of the third round of the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup qualifiers in Entebbe last Saturday.
Coach Ben Forkuo’s Princesses went into the fixture without their skipper Evelyn Badu due to suspension but stimm domainate the gome????????????????? side who tried to establish dominance in the early minutes of the game but met a resolute Ghanaian defence marshalled around Anastasia Achia.
Striker Salamatu Abdulai latched on to a pass from Grace Anima and lobbed the ball over goalkeeper Daphine Nyayenga to hand Ghana the lead on the 20th minute mark.
Uganda goalkeeper Daphine Nyayenga pulled a point-blank save to deny Doris Boaduwaa from doubling Ghana's lead before the break.
Few minutes after recess, the home side conceded a free-kick at the edge of the box which was calmly put into the back of the net by Grace Animah to double Ghana’s lead in the 48th minute.
The hosts then pulled one back on the 83rd minute as captain Fauzia Najjemba converted from the spot after substitute Shamirah Nalugya was fouled inside the box.
The Black Princesses had a nervy end to the game but held on to win the game 2-1.
The reverse fixture takes place in Ghana next month.