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FIFA U-17 Qualifiers: Ghana’s Black Maidens demolish Liberia 10-0 on aggregate to progress to next stage

The Black Maidens already leading with two goals advantage in the first encounter were hoping to replicate same results again their counterparts from Liberia.

Ophelia Amponsah broke the deadlock in 2nd minute of the game after the goalkeeper failed to clear her lines.

Maidens doubled their lead three minutes later through Abdullai Salamatu.

With no mercy on the Liberians, Amponsah Ophelia of Ampem Darkoa Ladies registered her brace and Ghana’s third on the 6th minute with a decent finish on her left foot.

Abdullai Salamatu could have made it four with a one-on-one affair but goalkeeper Jackie Touah denied her on the 12th minute for a corner.

Ophelia Amponsah rose above to head in her third and Ghana’s fourth on the 13th minute.

The back line of Liberia seem not to find an antidote to Ophelia Amponsah who scored his fourth goal and Ghana’s fifth on the 15th minute.

Early substitution by Liberia as injured Amanda Powo made way for Oretha Tokpah on the 18th minute.

Coach Jenkin Doe threw on Assata Dulleh for Jackie Touah.

A super strike from Elizabeth Oppong made it six for Ghana on the 29th minute.

Amanda Powo was shown the first yellow card after a late tackle on Ophelia Amponsah on the 35th minute.

Skipper Elshaddai Acheampong made way for Seidu Faiza for Ghana.

The Maidens went into the first half break leading by 6 goals after an additional two minutes.

Thelma Baffour came close to make it seven but was denied by the cross bar two minutes into the second half.

Alice Sarpong and Constance Agyeman came for Abdullai Salamatu and Thelma Baffour respectively for Ghana.

Substitute Alice Sarpong converted from a penalty it to make seven for Ghana on the 65th minute after Thelma Baffour was brought down in the box.

Tracy Twum made it eight a minute later.

Liberia brought on Aline Capehart for Bendu Klotty.

Baffour was shown the yellow card for a bad challenge.

With 10 minutes to go, Ghana came close with good scoring chances but failed to find the back of the net.

Ghana beat Liberia 10-0 on aggregate haven won the first leg by 2 goals.

Liberia failed to get a consolation after an additional 3 minutes.

The Ghana U17 side have progressed to the next stage and will either face Nigeria.

By: Linus Siaw Nartey

Twitter: @linus_siaw

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