All African Games Africa Games: Ghana too good for Tanzania to qualify for semi-finals

Ghana’s U20 women’s team showcased their resilience, staging a remarkable comeback to defeat Tanzania 2-1 in their Group A clash at the 13th African Games in Cape Coast on Tuesday.

The match began with Tanzania taking an early lead in the 23rd minute when Hasnath Linus Ubamba found the back of the net, stunning the Ghanaian side. Despite the setback, Ghana continued to press forward, determined to get back into the game.

Just before halftime, Ghana’s Tracy Twum leveled the score with a well-taken goal in the 45+2nd minute, injecting renewed energy and belief into the home team. Buoyed by the equalizer, Ghana emerged from the break with renewed vigor, determined to secure the victory.

Their efforts paid off in the 64th minute when Mukarama Abdulai netted the decisive goal, putting Ghana ahead for the first time in the match. Despite Tanzania’s best efforts to mount a comeback, Ghana’s solid defense held firm, ensuring they clinched a crucial victory and booked their place in the semi-finals.

In the other Group A fixture, Uganda asserted their dominance with a convincing 2-0 win over Ethiopia, further strengthening their position in the competition.

The Ugandan team wasted no time asserting their authority, with Zainah Nantende opening the scoring in the 11th minute with a clinical finish. Building on their early lead, Uganda extended their advantage in the 30th minute when Docus Lwalisa found the back of the net, putting the game beyond Ethiopia’s reach.

With the victory, Uganda solidified their position in the group standings, while Ethiopia faced an uphill battle to keep their semi-final hopes alive.


Dennis Mabuka

Dennis Mabuka is a seasoned Kenyan journalist with 18 years of experience covering sports events. He is currently a sport content creator with en.Africatopsports.com.

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