Two first-half goals from Tracey Twum handed Ghana a 2:0 win over Senegal in the 1st leg of the final round FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup qualifier against Senegal.
The Black Princesses had the early chance which came in the 2nd minute but Maafia Nyame’s freekick went wide. The host had a goal-scoring chance in the 4th minute but Afi Amenyaku came to the rescue.
Maafia Nyame and Wasiima Mohammed’s beautiful play in midfield found Tracey Twum in advance position and the forward made no mistake to plant home for the opener in the 5th minute.
Two minutes later, Tracey Twum increased the tally after her volley hit the bar before zooming into the net for Ghana’s second goal.
Helen Alormenu and Maafia Nyame had goal-scoring opportunities but they couldn’t find the back of the net as the first half ended 2:0 in favor of Ghana.
After recess, Success Ameyaa replaced Wasiima Mohammed who was stretched off due to injury.
The Princesses pushed hard in search 9f more goals but improved backline of Senegal denied them.
Martha Persis Oteng made her debut in the 85th minute when she replaced Maafia Nyame.
Beline Nyarkoh had the last chance in the 91st minute but her effort went inches above the post as Ghana held on with the 2-0 win.
The 2nd leg fixture will take place on Sunday, January 21, 2024, at the Baba Yara sports stadium.