African Games 2023: Ghana U20 women edge Tanzania to reach semis


Ghana’s U20 women’s team etched their names into the semi-final stage of the 13th African Games in Cape Coast with a stunning 2-1 comeback victory over Tanzania, leaving fans on the edge of their seats.

Tanzania shook the hosts early on, grabbing the lead in the 23rd minute through Hasnath Linus Ubamba’s strike, setting the stage for an intense battle. However, Ghana refused to succumb to the pressure, pressing forward relentlessly.

Tracy Twum brought Ghana back into contention just before halftime, leveling the score with a well-taken goal in the 45+2nd minute, igniting hope among the home supporters.

In the second half, Ghana seized control, and their persistence paid off when Mukarama Abdulai struck in the 64th minute, putting them ahead for the first time in the match. Despite Tanzania’s spirited efforts to stage a comeback, Ghana’s defense stood firm, ensuring their progression to the semi-finals.

Meanwhile, in the other Group A encounter, Uganda displayed dominance with a convincing 2-0 win over Ethiopia. Zainah Nantende and Docus Lwalisa showcased their prowess, finding the net in the 11th and 30th minutes, respectively, securing Uganda’s stronghold in the competition.

With the group stage nearing its conclusion, anticipation builds as Ghana prepares to lock horns with Uganda in a highly awaited showdown, while Ethiopia aims to salvage their campaign against Tanzania. The stage is set for thrilling encounters as teams vie for supremacy in the quest for African Games glory.

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