Ghana too much for host Liberia in Monrovia

GHANA moved a step closer to the FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup India 2020 final round qualifiers after an important 2-0 win away at Liberia in the first leg of the first round qualifiers on Sunday.
Second half goals from Ophelia Serwaa Amponsah and Salamatu Abdulai in the 63rd and 87th minute were enough to give the Black Maidens victory at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium in Monrovia.
Despite playing at home, Liberia did all of the defending as the Black Maidens dominated the entire match until the sound of the final whistle.
The second leg will take place in Accra in a fortnight.
Results
28.02.2020 Lusaka Zambia 2-0 South Africa
28.02.2020 Gaborone Botswana 0-1 Morocco
01.03.2020 Sao Tome Sao Tome 0-4 Cameroon
01.03.2020 Monrovia Liberia 0-2 Ghana
01.03.2020 DaresSalaam Tanzania 2-1 Uganda
07.03.2020 Conakry Guinea vs Nigeria
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Meanwhile Morocco shocked Botswana with lone goal away win in another under 17 Women’s World Cup qualifier.
Botswana were handed a shock defeat ed by Morocco who won 1-0 in a first round first leg of the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup India 2020 qualifiers.
The Young Zebras are now faced with a mammoth task to overturn the scores when they face Morocco in a fortnight in the second leg.
Morocco attacked from the first whistle and were unlucky in the 17th minute when Botswana goalkeeper Thobo Monageng saved the well taken free kick by Ikram Neddar.
Five minutes later Morocco finally scored the only goal of the day through Salma Tammar beating Monageng from close range, giving the visitors a first led advantage.
Despite the loss, Botswana coach Tapaphiwa Gaebolae is upbeat her charges can overturn the books in the reverse in a fortnight.
‘If they managed to beat us on our home soil we can do same at their backyard. Credit goes to my girls; they played well even though they did not convert their chances. We will rectify our mistakes before leaving for Morocco,” Gaebolae said.
Three countries will represent Africa in the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup from 2-21 November 2020 in India.

Results
28.02.2020 Lusaka Zambia 2-0 South Africa
28.02.2020 Gaborone Botswana 0-1 Morocco
01.03.2020 Sao Tome Sao Tome 0-4 Cameroon
01.03.2020 Monrovia Liberia 0-2 Ghana
01.03.2020 DaresSalaam Tanzania 2-1 Uganda
07.03.2020 Conakry Guinea vs Nigeria

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