Black Princesses’ forward Grace Asantewaa was adjudged Player of the Match in Ghana’s 1-0 victory over New Zealand on Sunday as Yusif Basigi’s charges recorded their first victory at the FIFA 2018 U-20 Women’s World Cup.
Ghana who prior its final Group A match and conceded EIGHT goals in two matches, 4-1 loss to host France and 4-0 to the Netherlands however managed to exit the tournament with victory over New Zealand.
Grace Asantewaa who was a delight to watch throughout the game, saw her brilliant display recognised after the game when she was named Player of the Match.
A goalless first half at the Stade Guy-Piriou saw the Black Princesses create chances through Sandra Owusu-Ansah and Ruth Anima, while Sam Tawharu forced an early save from Ghana goalkeeper Martha Annan.
The best scoring opportunity before the break fell to New Zealand’s Grace Jale, but her header from a corner flew over the crossbar.
With a quarter of an hour remaining, Grace Asantewaa’s initial shot struck the crossbar, but Amina was on hand to head home on the rebound to give Ghana their first victory at the tournament.