Black Queens have certified for the 2024 Women‘s Africa Cup of Nations (WAFCON) regardless of dropping the second leg of their ultimate qualifying spherical tie towards Namibia on Tuesday in South Africa.
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After claiming a 3-1 victory within the first leg final Friday in Accra, the Black Queens misplaced 1-0 on the Lucas Masterpieces Moripe Stadium within the second leg. However, they secured qualification with a 3-2 combination victory.
The hosts took a first-half lead, and though they pushed for a second objective within the second half, some excellent goalkeeping from Cynthia Konlan Findid denied them.
This defeat marked the primary beneath coach Nora Hauptle, who had beforehand secured 10 consecutive wins. It was additionally the primary time that Hauptle’s aspect hadn’t scored in a match. Hauptle was emotional at full-time, in tears of pleasure for reaching qualification.
Under Hauptle’s management, the Black Queens have undergone a outstanding transformation, showcasing an elevated degree of play. The staff, beforehand struggling to qualify for the earlier event, have grow to be a pleasure to look at, with many acknowledging their newfound brilliance.