After whitewashing lower tier side, Combined Forces 12-0, the Black Queens were brought down to earth this afternoon by U-15 boys, Nyan-maim Academy as they lost 2-0 at the Cape Coast Stadium.
The senior national female team, today tasted their first defeat in preparation for the upcoming WAFU competition in Cote D’Ivoire.
The friendly match was played over 100 minutes with the technical handlers led by Mercy Tagoe-Quarcoo dividing the team into A and B.
The first team was made up of:
Barikisu Issahaku; Veronica Darkwah, Rabi Musa, Anastasia Achiaa, Justine Tweneboah, Joyce Samira, Faustina Kyeremeh, Grace Animah, Elshaddai Acheampong and Leticia Adjei
Coach Mercy Tagoe-Quarcoo effected three changes in the first half as Diana Weige came on for Joyce Samira, Elizabeth Owusuaa for El-Shaddai Acheampong and Holali Ativor for Faustina Kyeremeh all in the first 50 minutes.
Despite the changes the first team went down by two goals before recess.
A fairly stronger team B was named by the coach to rescue the team from defeat:
Fafali Dumehasi; Ellen Coleman, Gladys Amfobea, Rita Okyere, Ama Egyir , Jane Ayieyam, AbdulaiMukarama, Evelyn Badu, Juliet Acheampong, Mavis Owusu and Alice Kusi
There were no changes made to team B during the second stanza as the Queens held their fought to prevent their younger opponents from causing more damage and embarrassment, as the scoreline remained 2-0 at the end of proceedings.
The reigning WAFU zone B Champions have being pitched in the same group with Togo, Senegal and host, Cote D’Ivoire on Group A.