Ghana’s Black Queens Thrash Rwanda 7-0 in Explosive WAFCON Qualifier Opener
Kigali, September 20, 2023 – The Kigali Pele Stadium bore witness to a football spectacle of epic proportions on Wednesday as Ghana’s Black Queens dominated Rwanda in a 7-0 masterclass during the first leg of the 2024 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifier (WAFCON).
Under the astute leadership of Nora Huptle, the Ghanaian squad delivered an extraordinary performance that left the football world in awe. Doris Boaduwaa ignited the fireworks with a blistering strike just moments after kickoff, setting the tone for a game that would leave fans breathless.
Evelyn Badu, not one to be left out of the action, added to the Ghanaian lead with a sensational goal in the ninth minute. Her incredible goal came after she skillfully latched onto a precision pass from Grace Acheampong, leaving the Rwandan defence stunned.
Priscilla Adubea joined the scoring spree with a well-timed header that found the back of the net in the 30th minute, pushing the Black Queens even further ahead. It was clear that the Ghanaian squad was hungry for victory.
The second half saw no respite for Rwanda as Alice Kusi showcased her prowess with a spectacular fourth goal, further cementing Ghana’s dominance. But the showstopper of the day was undoubtedly Evelyn Badu, who delivered a breathtaking strike in the 64th minute, marking her second goal of the afternoon.
Ghana’s chance to extend their lead even further came in the form of a penalty awarded in the 65th minute. However, Jennifer Cudjoe’s kick missed its mark, leaving the Rwandan side with a glimmer of hope. That hope was short-lived.
Achiaa Anastaesia, in a moment of sheer brilliance, unleashed a thunderous long-range strike in the 75th minute, taking advantage of a goalkeeper howler to notch Ghana’s sixth goal. But Anastaesia was not finished yet; she doubled her tally just minutes later, capping off a sensational 7-0 victory that will undoubtedly echo through the football world.
With this emphatic win in the first leg, Ghana now sets its sights on the second leg, which will be hosted at the Accra Sports Stadium on September 26. Can Rwanda stage a miraculous comeback, or will the Black Queens continue their spectacular journey towards WAFCON glory? Football fans across Africa and beyond will be eagerly awaiting the answer as this thrilling qualifier unfolds.