The Black Queens started their WAFU Championship campaign with a 2-0 win over their Senegalese counterparts in their Group A match played at the Robert Champroux Stadium in Abidjan.

Evelyn Badu got the opener for the senior national team before former Ghana youth player Mukarama Abdulai doubled the lead with few minutes to end the encounter.

The Black Queens, who are defending Champions of the competition, will face Togo in their next group match on Friday. 

Coach Mercy Tagoe's side will then face hosts Cote D'Ivoire in their final group match on May 13 at the  Robert Champroux Stadium.

Earlier, hosts Cote d'Ivoire defeated Togo 5-0 courtesy of goals from Tokploledo Rolande, Diakite Binta, Cuosso Eperance, Ange N'Guessan and Kouadio Adjouna in the tournament's opener.

As it stands, the Ivorians top the Group A log with three-goal advantage over second-placed Ghana, while pointless Senegal and Togo are third and fourth.