Ghana’s Black Queens has faced an embarrassing in the first-round exit from the ongoing AWCON 2018 after they drew against Cameroon at the Accra Sports Stadium.
The Black Queens were under immense pressure to win emphatically against the Cameroonians to enhance their chances of progressing to the next phase of the tournament but Christine Manie’s penalty destroyed the dreams of the host and win mantra.
The draw was enough to ensure Cameroon qualified for the semi-final of the competition as winners of Group A with seven points.
Mali have also reached the last four after twice coming from behind to beat Algeria 3-2 in Cape Coast.
The Black Queens went into the game knowing they had to win to guarantee their qualification from the group and they scored first through Portia Boakye in the 31st minute.
But the lead lasted 10 minutes as Cameroon equalised after they were awarded a penalty which was converted by Christine Manie.
Cameroon joined by Mali, after beating Algeria 3-2 qualify to the next phase of the tournament.