24.6 C
New York
Sunday, October 1, 2023

Women’s Olympic Qualifying: Ghana win in Guinea, Uganda and Rwanda goal fest ends in draw

Qualifying for Africa’s two spots at the 2024 Summer Olympics women’s football tournament began this week as the first of four rounds began with the first legs. Out of the participants in the First Round the top ranked side, Ghana, are in excellent shape to advance following a 3-0 victory away at Guinea. Evelyn Badu was among the scorers for the Black Queens who are expected to progress to a matchup against either Benin or Guinea-Bissau who played to a 2-2 first leg draw in Bissau.

An East African duel ended with six goals between Uganda and Rwanda in a 3-3 first leg result played in Kigali. The teams will meet again in the Rwandan capital for the second leg on Sunday with the winner set to face Cameroon.

Elsewhere, Ethiopia appear to be through after a decisive 6-0 victory over Chad while Namibia and Mali have the edge heading into their second leg matches following victories over Equatorial Guinea and Burkina Faso respectively. Ivory Coast, Tanzania and DR Congo have already advanced by walkover.

All the scores are below followed by highlights from the first leg between Uganda and Rwanda as well as Ghana’s victory.

First Round Scores

First Leg

Uganda 3-3 Rwanda

Burkina Faso 0-1 Mali

Namibia 2-0 Equatorial Guinea

Ethiopia 6-0 Chad

Guinea-Bissau 2-2 Benin

Guinea 0-3 Ghana

Ivory Coast advances over Sierra Leone (Walkover)

Tanzania advances over Republic of Congo (Walkover)

DR Congo advances over Mozambique (Walkover)


Uganda 3-3 Rwanda

Guinea 0-3 Ghana