The Black Queens of Ghana opened their 2018 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations (AWCON) campaign with a 1-0 win over Algeria at the Accra Sports Stadium on Saturday.
The only goal of the game was scored by defender Gladys Amfobea who struck a beauty to give Ghana the victory.
The Black Queens put on the pressure as expected but failed to make their final balls into the area count, frequently finding the Algerian defence.
However, they finally found a way through in the 12th minute when Amfobea scored with a volley from outside the box.
Ghana managed to double their lead in the second half but the goal was correctly ruled out for offside.
The team’s next game is against Mali on Tuesday.