The first country to host the West African Football Federations Union Zone B (WAFU-B) 2023 Girl’s Cup, Ghana also became the first to win the title after defeating Nigeria in the final on Saturday, June 3.
Ghanaians beat Nigerians 3-1 on penalties to win the inaugural WAFU-B Girl’s Cup in Kumasi.
On Saturday, the Falconets started the game pressing high in search of the opener but failed to convert their chances.
The Nigerians almost scored in the 16th minute but failed when Afi Amenyaku pushed the ball over the bar.
The Black Princesses will take the lead in the first half thanks to a goal from captain Stella Nyamekye in the 38th minute. The first half ended 1-0 in favor of the hosts.
The second part was marked by pressure from all sides. But goalkeeper Afi will eventually give in to the opponents in the 86th minute. Flourish Sabastien equalized for Nigeria!
The match ended 1:1 in regular time and then headed to a penalty shootout.
Ghana will finally lift the first trophy of this female WAFU-B thanks to their domination on penalties (3-1).
As for the third place of the 2023 Girl’s Cup, which was played before the grand final, Burkina Faso beat Benin (2-1).