Black Stars of Ghana captain, Asamoah Gyan has lauded the winning mentality of the Black Queens after the senior female football national team won gold in the ongoing All Africa Games in Congo Brazzaville.
The Black Queens beat Cameroon 1-0 on Friday to win Ghana her second gold medal in the ongoing games thanks to Portia Boakye’s late strike and also avenged their 2016 Olympic Games qualifier defeat suffered in the hands of the Indomitable Lionesses.
The Black Queens went into the competition with the hope of winning the ultimate after winning silver and bronze at the previous competitions and during the tournament Yusif Basigi’s side became the luckiest side as they progressed to the semifinals stage after winning the drawing of lots ahead of South Africa.
The impregnable performance of the Black Queens caught the eyes of Black Stars captain, Asamoah Gyan who prior to the competition donated $10,000 to the Queens and ahead of their final clash against Cameroon promised to reward them should they beat their opponents for the gold medal.
Lo and behold, the Black Queens were the better side in their final game against Cameroon as they won 1-0 thanks to Portia Boakye’s strike and Asamoah Gyan who has been the number one donor for the senior female football team took to twitter to congratulate the Queens for lifting the flag of Ghana high.
“Congrats to @ghanafaofficial for beating @FecafootOfficie in the finals of the #2015AAG. Our gallant ladies have made our dear nation proud.” he tweeted.
The Black Queens as now equaled the record of the Black Meteors team who won gold medal in the 2011 All Africa Games held in Mozambique, the Meteors however failed to progress from their group in this year’s competition.