Black Queens share the spoils with Cameroon

Black Queens held the Lioness of Cameroon to a 1-1 draw in the 2016 Olympic Games Qualifiers on Saturday in Cameroon.

Ghana shot into the lead in the 63rd minute, before Christine Manie brought the Cameroonians level.

Yusif Basigi’s charges will host the Lioness in Ghana in a fortnight to determine who secure one of the four slots to represent Africa in the 2016 Olympics to be staged in Rio de Janiero in Brazil.

Linea Addy, an Executive Committee member of the Ghana Football Association, who joined the team to Cameroon hailed officiating, but bemoans misfiring on the part of the Black Queens.

“Officiating was fair, it was like a home game to us, that is why we should taken advantage of that. We had the first goal, before they got the equaliser, but we should have restored our lead, if not two clear opportunities we wasted,” he said.

The Black Queens should expect a tough second leg, because Cameroon really put up good performance in the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada and were the only African side to reach the knockout stage.

Black Queens starting 11: Patricia Mantey, Hillia Kobbkah, Cynthia Adobea,Linda Eshun, Janet Egyir, Juliet Acheampong, Safia Abdul Rahman, Mercy Myles, Samira Suleman, Agnes Aduako, Portia Boakye.