U 17 Women’s WC: Maidens throw away disappointing Japan defeat to Beat highly rated USA side

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Ghana came from behind to produce one of the biggest shocks of Jordan 2016 after beating USA 2-1 in Amman.

The maidens victory has left the Africans well-placed to qualify for the quarter-finals, with USA now likely to require a win against Japan – who play later this evening – in the sides’ concluding Group D fixture.

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The Black Maidens after a 5-0 disappointing lost to Japan in their opening game didn’t throw away their qualification hopes as they fought tirelessly to beat the United States of America  at the King Abdullah II stadium in Amman Tuesday afternoon.

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Tagliaferri shot the African ladies in front in the fifth minute before a thunderous come back from Evans Adortey’s side saw Gifty Acheampong and captain Sandra Owusu Ansah scoring a goal each to pick important three points in the crucial game.

Adizatu Mustapha floated a high, hanging cross from the right and, when the US keeper misjudged it in her attempts to claim, Gifty Acheampong was left with a simple header into an empty net at the back post.

The maidens wrap up their group stage fixture with a game against Paraguay Friday October 7 at the same venue.

A win against Paraguay will see Ghana qualifying the the next phase of the tournament.

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