WAFU Cup: Ghana beat Nigeria on penalties

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Ghana's Portia Boakkye (L) vies with Nigerian's Glory Ogbonan (R) during the West African Football Union (WAFU-UFOA) Zone B Women's Cup tournament semi-final football match between Ghana and Nigeria. Photo: AFP

Ghana Black Queens defeated Nigeria’s Super Falcons 5-4 on penalties on Thursday to advance into the final of the maiden West Africa Football Union (WAFU) Cup of Nations for Women in Abidjan, Côte d ‘ Ivoire.

Ghana won on penalties after 90 minutes ended 1-1.The Falcons opened the scoring through Alice Ogebe before Faustina Ampah equalised for Ghana in regulation time.

Alice Ogebe opened scoring for Nigeria in the eighth minute with Faustina Ampah sending in the equaliser for Ghana nine minutes later.

Proceeding to penalty shootout, the Super Falcons lost 4-5 to the Black Queens.

Falcons will take on Mali for the third place position while the Black Queens will face hosts Cote d’ Ivoire in the finals.

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