Tuesday, May 26, 2015
OLYMPIC GAMES 2016 QUALIFIER- EGYPT HOLDS GHANA
The Black Queens of Ghana were in Egypt to play the first leg of the 2016 Olympic Games qualifier at the Petro Sports Stadium and were held by the Egyptian ladies to a pulsating even game. The Lady Pharoahs showed their intent when they scored in the first half after Ghanaian Cynthia Adobea was penalized for handling the ball in the Ghanaian penalty area. Egypt's captain Engy Ahmed converted the spot kick to put her side ahead.
The Ghanaians forced their way on to the score sheet later on when Portia Boakye evened out the score for a corner kick. Both sides made attempts at increasing the tally but could not break eachothers solid defensive barrier. At the end of the game,the Ghanaians seemed much comfortable knowing they have secured an all important away goal,
The Pharoahs saw positives from the encounter and were praised by coach Mohammed Saad who said "he is comfortable with the results" he ended.
The Ghana coach also heaped praises on the performance of Egypt but expects his team to end the dream os the Egyptians in Accra on May 30 2015.
“The Egyptians gave us a good test but we hope to finish the job in the return leg next week,” stated Yusif Bassigi.
The Egyptians will leave on Thursday for the second leg in Ghana. Should Ghana beat Egypt, they will have to beat Cameroon or Guinea Bissau in the third and fourth stage of qualifiers.Two teams will qualify to represent Africa at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro,Brazil
Posted by Women's Soccer Worldwide at 2:01 AM