Ghana exited the 2018 Women’s Cup of Nations after drawing 1-1 with Cameroon in their final group match.
The Black Queens needed a convincing win to progress to the next round of the competition.
Coach Bashiru Hayford’s side began on a bright note with much determination in the first 30minutes and finally rewarded themselves with a goal after Portia Boakye’s well dispatched free kick went straight into the net.
Cameroon were gifted a penalty when goalkeeper Nana Ama Asantewaa fouled Aboudi Onguene in the box. Captain Manie Christine Patience expertly converted to draw her side level.
The host however pushed for another goal but would be denied by a well-organized Cameroonian defence.
Defender Linda Eshun could have scored the winning goal deep inside added time but her low grounder would be saved by Cameroonian goalkeeper Ngo Ndom.
The result was however not favorable to aid Ghana into next semi-finals after Mali defeated Algeria 3-2 in the other game.
By Frank Darkwah