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Sports News of Monday, 21 September 2015


Black Stars players hail Black Queens for winning

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Ghana’s top male players have hailed their female counterparts who became first time winners of the African Games football tournaments following Friday’s finals in Brazzaville.

Captain Asamoah Gyan, his deputy Andre Ayew and Christian Atsu have all sent in their congratulatory messages to the Black Queens who won the African Games football tournament for the first time when beating Cameroon 1-0 in Congo.

Portia Boakye struck a stunning volley two minutes from time to secure the historic victory in Brazzaville.

The left-footed strike from just inside the penalty area came moments after Cameroon goalkeeper Isabelle Mambingo had saved Agnes Aduako’s penalty.

Ghana only reached the knock-out stage after the drawing of lots separated them from group rivals South Africa.

The victory was revenge for the Black Queens, who lost the women’s final to their Cameroonian counterparts at the last tournament four years ago.

“Our gallant ladies have made our dear nation proud,” tweeted the captain of Ghana’s Black Stars, Asamoah Gyan, after the game.

Gyan’s deputy at the national team Andre Ayew also wrote: “Congratulations to our Black Queens for winning Gold at the all African Games in Congo.

Another key player of the Black Stars Christian Atsu said: “Congrats to the Black Queens for winning the All African Games gold medal in Congo.”

The African Games, formerly known as the All Africa Games, is a multi-discipline sports event, featuring 22 different events, which is held every four years.