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2016 Africa Women’s Cup of Nations Black Queens of Ghana win third place

Defender Linda Eshun netted the only goal for th Black Queens early in the second half to hand Ghana third place.

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Black Queens play Black Queens win third place in 2016 AWCON (CAF)

The Black Queens of Ghana on Friday, December 2 on the third place match after beating South Africa 1-0.

Ghana lost 1-0 to Cameroon in the semi-finals while South Africa fell to Nigeria by the same score line.

At the Ahmadou Ahidjo Stadium in Yaounde, defender Linda Eshun netted the only goal early in the second half to hand Ghana third place.

Linda Eshun play Linda Eshun celebrates after scoring for Ghana against South Africa (CAF)


This is their third time the Black Queens will be finishing in third place. They have also finished second place in the AWCON.

The Banyana Banyana missed lots of chances in the first half and were unlucky not to take the lead.

Ghana Vs South Africa play Ghana Vs South Africa (CAF)


Midfielder Refiloe Jane headed wide on 22 minutes from close range while Andisiwe Mgcoyi failed to beat Ghana goalkeeper Patricia Mantey in the 30th minute.

South Africa suffered a blow as they lost their central defender Bambanani Mbane.

They were stunned just three minutes into the second half when Eshun scrambled home from a corner to give the Ghanaians a lead.

The South Africans had some good chances to level but the Ghanaians held on to win the game.

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