Olympic Qualifier: Queens beat Gabon 5-0 on aggregate to qualify for third round

Olympic Qualifier: Queens beat Gabon 5-0 on aggregate to qualify for third round
Source: Ghana/Joy Sports
Date: 03-09-2019 Time: 05:09:40:pm

Ghana are through to the third round of Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games qualifiers after a 5-0 aggregate victory over Gabon.

Following their 3-0 first-leg win in Libreville, Black Queens produced another impressive showing in the second leg in Accra on Tuesday to beat their Gabonese counterparts 2-0.

Coach Mercy Tagoe’s side took the lead in the 16th minute with a well-taken strike by Portia Boakye.

The second goal arrived in the second half courtesy Juliet Acheampong, who scored from 35 yards out with the goalkeeper off her line.

The Black Queens will face Kenya in the next phase. 

Only the ultimate champions of the qualifiers at the end of the fifth round are guaranteed a place at the Olympics.

The runners-up will have a playoff showdown with the second-placed nation from South America.

At the last Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Africa was represented by South Africa and Zimbabwe.

Ghana are chasing their first-ever qualification for the global showpiece.

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