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The Black Maidens of Ghana recorded a first leg advantage win over Morocco in their FIFA World Cup qualifier at the Accra Sports Stadium on Friday, May 20.

The Maidens, who are hoping to be present at the U-17 Women’s World Cup for a seventh time, earned the victory through Stella Nyamekye’s first half strike while Nancy Amoh scored from a direct free-kick, giving them a much needed comfort heading into the second leg.

Baba Nuhu’s side missed some key players in Friday’s crucial fixture with skipper, Georgina Aisha Aoyem sitting out the encounter.

In what looked more like a one-sided game, Ghana had almost all of the games’ opportunities in both halves of the game.

Nyamekye, who had a great game throughout the fixture opened the scoring in the 18th minute, sending into the net, a stunning strike from outside the box to give Ghana the lead.

The Maidens should have put the game to bed with the opportunities that came their way in the latter minutes of the first 45 minutes but couldn’t take their chances.

Back from recess, Ghana continued their dominance and were rewarded for their persistence as Amoh scored from a free-kick just outside the 18-yard box to give Ghana a two-goal lead.

The win on Friday means the Black Maidens will now go into the second leg in Morocco with a 2-0 advantage on June 4.