Two first-half goals by the Black Starlets helped Ghana's U17 to beat Cameroon 2-1 on Saturday in Yaounde in the first-leg of the final qualifier for 2015 African Under-17 Championship.
Ghana's U17 national team Black Starlets served their intention of dominating the world again when pulling off the amazing feat in Yaounde on Saturday.
The two-time world champions pulled off the amazing away feat when they dominated the Cadet Lions in the first-leg of the final qualifierÂ the Ahmadou Ahidjo Stadium in Yaounde.
All the three goals in the match were scored in the first-half.Â
The Black Starlets opened the scoring in the 31st minute when Ernest Agyiri headed in a an unstoppable corner which left goalkeeper Cedric Djomo of Cameroon stranded at the far post.
That goal came only to confirm the dominance of visitors from the beginning of the match.
The Black Starlets took control of the game since the blast of the whistle by being present on all the ball, imposing the pace of play on the Cadet Lions.
While the Cameroonians were expected to respond, it was the Black Starlets who increased the score four minutes from half-time through Issah Abass.
But the Cameroonians had other ideas as the fourth official showed two minutes of added time, captain Martin Hongla sounded the warning of revolt against the Ghanaians.Â
From his position as a central defender he played a one-two with a team-mate before unleashing a piledriver from 30 meters which meandered it way by grazing the crossbar before beating agile goalkeeper Benjamin Asiedu to make the score 2-1.
On resumption, Joseph Atangana, the Cameroon coach makes some changes.Â Cameroonians, obviously determined to impose themselves on the Ghanaians, yet all their attacks were neutralized in the last 30 meters by the Ghanaian defence.
Physically, there was no match.Â Ghanaians were the masters of the game. Sakava Sangoula and Bayemi Nguidjol, lively and good dribblers were too light for the Black Starlets to worry about. Ghana maintained its lead until the final whistle.
To snatch the ticket of qualification, the Cameroonians will need to win the game in two weeks.
Another defeat or a draw would result result in the elimination of Cameroon;Â winning the match by the same score on Saturday, both teams would go to a penalty shoot-out;Â as a victory for Cameroon by one goal to nil.
Winning the game by 2-0 or two away goals, the Cubs would qualify.Â A win by the Lions Cadets from three goals would open the doors of Niger to Cameroon.
Coach Paa Kwesi Fabin and his Black Starlets have two weeks to prepare to seal qualification.
With the second-leg scheduled to be played in Ghana in two weeks' time, the Black Starlets fancy their chances of reaching the tournament to be played in Niger.