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AWCON2018: Black Queens beat Algeria 1-0 in women afcon opener

Black Queens of Ghana started the match on a good note as they managed to snatch the opener before the quarters of the hour-mark.

Sherifatu Sumaila nearly opened the score for the Black Queens of Ghana on the 8th minute but her strike was clench out by goalkeeper Kahina Takenint.

Gladys Amfobea in the 12th minute settled the tie between Ghana and Algeria in the first match of the 2018 Total African Women’s Championships at the Accra Sports Stadium.

Linda Eshun could have doubled the score on the half-hour mark but his header from a well-taken free-kick by Priscilla Okyere went wide.

On the 50th minute, Portia Boakye should have extended the lead for the hosts from Sherifatu’s cross but she was denied by goalkeeper Takenint.

The pattern was the same in the second half and Ghana coach, Bashir Hayford, made the changes with Jane Ayieyam and Grace Asantewaa coming on to give more initiative.

Ayieyam managed to score but was rightly flagged offside by assistant referee Mimise Agatha at the 69th minute.

Algerians failed to utilize the set-pieces awarded to the in the second half as it ended in a 1-0 win for the Black Queens.

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