Meteors, Queens qualify for All-Africa Games

Ghana will be represented by its male and female teams for the 2015 All-Africa Games football event later in September.

Both the Black Meteors and Black Queens secured vital results against Mozambique and Zimbabwe respectively that earned Ghana places for the finals in Congo, Brazzaville.

It was the Black Queens who set the tone away to Zimbabwe in Harare. The Black Queens drew first blood through Portia Boakye but the lead was short-lived just about a minute later with Rudo Neshamba pulling the equalizer.

Elizabeth Addo went on to restore the lead to 2-1 but it was cancelled again – ending the scores at 2-2.

With the Black Queens already holding a 2-1 first leg advantage, the coach Yusif Basigi thus hand themselves a ticket to the All-Africa Games with a 4-3 aggregate score-line.

In the male category, the Black Meteors over turned a 0-1 first leg deficit by beating Zimbabwe’s Mambinhas 2-0 in the reverse encounter at the Tamale Stadium. Bright Adjei sealed qualification for Ghana with the second goal after Mozambique’s Salomao Mondlane had early on, turned the ball into his own net.

The 2015 All-Africa Games comes off from September 19-30 in Brazzaville The Black Meteors are the defending champions in the male football category.


By Stephen Amos/