Hearts of Oak, Legon Cities share spoils in GPL week 10 encounterBlack Princesses thrash Eswatini 6-1 in World Cup qualifiers

Accra Hearts of Oak played out a goalless draw against Legon Cities in a matchday 10 encounter played at the Accra Sports Stadium on Sunda It was the third successive draw for the Phobians, who celebrated their 112th birthday on Saturday, November 11, 2023, as they now hover around midtable with 12 points. Albert Dieudonne Eonde, who was recalled into the starting lineup due to Kashala Ramos’ injury, had the game’s first opportunity but skied his effort from close range. Both sides kept the ball very well inside the first half, with a good display of attacking football, but created few chances. Legon Cities striker Kwame Boateng nearly struck his side in the lead against the run of play, but Hearts goalkeeper Richmond Ayi pulled a brilliant save. Enoch Asubonteng nearly put Hearts of Oak ahead on the stroke of halftime, but his spectacular strike from 30 yards was tipped off the crossbar by Legon Cities goalkeeper Kwame Aziz. Hearts of Oak started the second half on the front foot as they pressed for the lead, but the Legon Cities defence kept them at bay. Hamza Issah, who was largely quiet in the game, had a glorious opportunity to put Hearts in front, but his left foot effort skewed wide. The game was fairly balanced halfway through the second half, and Hearts of Oak defender Ampadu delivered a goal line clearance to deny Legon Cities. Both sides had opportunities to win the game late in the second half, but they both settled for a point each. !3Sports!4

Source: Ghana News Agency

The Black Princesses of Ghana secured an important 6-1 victory over Eswatini in the first leg encounter of the ongoing U-20 FIFA Women’s World Cup qualifiers at the Lobamba Somhlolo National stadium on Sunday.

A brace from Mercy Attobra, Beline Nyarko, Wasiima Mohammed and Sarah Nyarko helped Coach Basigi’s side to secure a comeback win over their opponents.

The hosts broke the virginity of the game in the fifth minute after which Attobra responded with a superb finish ten minutes into the game.

Black Princesses took charge of the game with a high pressing attack, posing as threats to the defense of their opponents anytime they got hold of the ball.

Nyarko made no mistake in the 28th minute, slotting in Ghana’s second for the day to end the first 45 minutes 2-1.

After recess, the visitors looked more dangerous hoping to increase the woes of the homers.

Wasiima Mohammed settled on a cross from the flanks as she patiently danced through the defense of their opponents to register her name on the scoreshee
t four minutes into the second half.

Black Princesses were still hopeful of increasing their goal-tally as they kept their composure high, sharing passes like it was nobody’s business.

Sarah Nyarko made an easy turn into the half of their opponents after she beautifully slotted in Wasiima’s cross to give Ghana a 4-1 lead.

The defense of Eswatini was left in a state of confusion, forcing an own-goal after which Attobra sealed the campaign in the 86th minute, ending the game 6-1.

The second leg encounter is scheduled to be played at the Accra Sports Stadium on November 19,2023.

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