The Black Queens of Ghana secured a second consecutive victory by defeating the Lioness of Senegal 3-0 in an international friendly at the Accra Sports Stadium on Saturday. Gifty Assifuah scored two goals in the first half, while Grace Asantewaa added a solo goal to give Ghana a comfortable victory.
The Senegalese team struggled to keep up with Ghana's impressive performance in the opening minutes of the game. However, they attempted to respond with some impressive runs upfront, but the Ghanaian defence held strong. Cynthia Findib, the goalkeeper for the Black Queens, made several excellent saves to keep her team ahead.
The game started with Assifuah scoring in the second minute of the match from a rebound off Evelyn Badu's long-range free-kick. Ghana continued to dominate the game with their passing and one-on-one skills, while Senegal struggled to keep up. Asantewaa then scored an easy goal to increase Ghana's lead to 2-0 after taking on four defenders in the 18-yard box with a brilliant chip over the Senegalese goalkeeper.
The Black Queens kept the pressure on and controlled the game with long-range shots. Badu and Doris Boaduwaa played an essential role in finding their way into the opponent's half whenever they had possession. Assifuah added another goal just before halftime with a brilliant header from Adama to end the first half 3-0 in favour of Ghana.
After the break, the Ghanaian team continued to push forward, despite leading by three goals. The Senegalese team tried to regain their strength towards the end of the game, but Ghana's defence remained solid. Princess Owusu, a substitute for Ghana, had a chance to score in the 80th minute but failed to convert.
The game ended with the Black Queens of Ghana securing a 3-0 victory over the Lioness of Senegal. The two teams will meet again in a second-leg friendly at the Accra Sports Stadium on Tuesday.