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U-17 WWC: Black Maidens Beat Finland To Seal Knockout Qualification

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The Black Maidens has qualify from the group stages of the 2018 FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup by beating Finland.

The junior female national team secured 3:1 win when they played their Finnish counterparts in their second group stage match which was played at the Estadio Charrua in Montevideo.

Ghana’s U17 female team were the highest scorers on the opening round of group matches after putting five goals past host nation Uruguay in front of their home fans.

The win over the Uruguayans placed Coach Evans Adotey’s side on top of the group and today’s addition win has qualify the team to the knockout with one more match to play next week.

Millot Abena Pokua and Mukarama Abdulai scored two goals after just a quarter-of-an-hour played with an addition of a beautiful free kick goal by Grace Animah’s freekick in the 86th minute.

At the blast of the referees’ whistle, the Maidens found themselves on the happy side while the Finns were all tears.

They play hosts Uruguay next while the Ghanaians take on New Zealand in the final group game on Tuesday.

According to Coach Adotey in a pre-match conference, he was not going to take any chances in Friday’s match, adding that his intention was to win and ease Ghana’s road to the knockout stage.

“My only hope is to ensure that Ghana comes out with a win on Friday so that our road to the next stage will be easier” – he said.

A win for the Maidens today has seen them to 6 points and secure passage to the next round provided results elsewhere go their way.

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