The senior national women’s team, the Black Queens failed to record a win at home in their first leg encounter against Kenya.
The Black Queens now have their job cut out for them as they seek to cross the final hurdle of qualification to the Olympic games in Tokyo 2020.
They now have a mountain to climb as they failed to record a home win and give themselves an advantage ahead of the second leg encounter.
The game started with the Queens taking the earlier initiative and asking all sorts of questions of their Kenyan counterparts.
Coach Mercy Tagoe’s women continued to pile the pressure and created so many chances but still couldn’t make it count.
Maybe the absence of striker and women’s footballer of the year, Mukarama Abdulai had a lot to do with the team’s profligacy in attack.
After the break, the queens stepped it up a gear but still couldn’t find the all important goal to send them through.
Coach Tagoe, chasing for a win, made substitutions to the team by bringing on Ernestina Abambilla, Ruth Animah, and Grace Acheampong to pull a magic for Ghana, but the Black Queens effort proved futile with a couple of shots hitting the post.
The Queens now face a daunting task and have to go to Kenya and get at least a score draw to seal qualification to the Tokyo 2020 games.