Under the guidance of coach Nora Hauptle, the Black Queens continued their outstanding form by extending their unbeaten streak with a commanding 7-0 victory over Rwanda in the 2024 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations (WAFCON) qualifiers.
This impressive display took place at the Kigali Pele Stadium during the first leg of the qualifiers, where they dominated their Rwandan counterparts on their home turf, securing a significant advantage in the tie.
The Ghanaian team exhibited their goal-scoring prowess with braces from Evelyn Badu and Anesthesia Achiaa, along with goals from Doris Boaduwaa, Priscilla Adubea, and Alice Kusi. This remarkable performance marked coach Nora Hauptle’s sixth consecutive win since assuming her role in January.
Under Hauptle’s leadership, the Black Queens have tallied an impressive 21 goals without conceding in six matches, showcasing their strength in both high-profile friendly matches and competitive fixtures.
Hauptle took over as head coach in January, succeeding the veteran Mercy Tagoe. Her tenure has seen Ghana secure back-to-back friendly victories against Benin and Senegal. The team defeated Senegal 3-0 and 1-0 in a doubleheader at the Accra Sports Stadium in April, following a 3-0 victory against Benin in her debut match at the Stade de l’Amitie in Cotonou.
The team carried this winning momentum into their first competitive matches under Hauptle, achieving a resounding 7-0 aggregate victory over Guinea in the Women’s qualifiers for the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris, France. Ghana won 3-0 in Conakry during the first leg and sealed the deal with a convincing 4-0 win at the Accra Sports Stadium.
With another dominant 7-0 triumph over Rwanda in the first leg of the WAFCON qualifiers, Nora Hauptle’s team maintains a perfect record and aims to continue their winning streak in future matches.