13th African Games: Fans Celebrate Black Princesses' Victory over Super Falconets

13th African Games: Fans Celebrate Black Princesses' Victory over Super Falconets

  • The 13th African Games women's football competition final between Ghana and Nigeria came off on March 21 in Cape Coast
  • The thrilling game ended with the Black Princesses of Ghana triumphing over the Super Falconets of Nigeria in a 2-1 victory
  • The last time the Black Princesses won gold at the African Games was in 2015 when the competition was held in Brazzaville

Ghana's Black Princesses defeated the Super Falconets of Nigeria by 2-1 in a thrilling 13th African Games women's football tournament finals.

The Black Princesses had to climb to victory after going down early in the game due to a blunder by the goalkeeper.

Fans celebrate the Black Princesses victory against Nigeria
The Black Princesses defeated the Super Falconets of Nigeria by 2-1. Photo Credit: mx24gh
Source: UGC

However, goals in the 78th and 99th minute by Tracey Twum and Mukarama Abdulai, respectively, secured the gold for the Ghanaian side.

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Fans celebrate the victory

In a video making rounds on social media, the Black Princesses were seen dancing to the victory chants by scores of Ghanaians at the stadium.

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The electric crowd, super excited that the girls had defeated their arch-rivals, Nigeria, sang songs of praises to let the girls know they were heroines and had etched their names into the history books.

Watch the video below:

The Black Princesses' road to gold

The campaign for the Black Princesses kicked off with a 1-1 draw against Uganda, followed by narrow wins over Ethiopia and Tanzania, ending 1-0 and 2-1 respectively.

This propelled them into the semi-finals. With a commanding performance, the hosts defeated Senegal 3-1 in the semi-finals, securing their spot in the final as they pursued the dual goals of hosting and winning the tournament.

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They capped off their historic run by winning 2-1 against a Nigerian side who hadn't conceded a goal in the tournament until then.

Reactions of fans to Ghana's victory

Legit.ng gathered a view of reactions from the video.

Seth Norman said:

Today Ghana black stars to is go to play rematch with Nigeria if they don't know then they lose hmmm

MAJOR SPORTS said:

Black stars can never get this love from Ghanaians again

Masawud Nsae said:

we are proud of you girls

Richie said:

The jama is wilddddddd❤️

Muti blinks said:

"Thunder fire on black stars"

Nigeria succumbs to Ghana in continental championship

The Nigeria national under-20 team, the Falconets, were reeled in by their counterpart in Ghana at the 13th Africa Games after they lost 2-1 to claim the silver medal.

The clash, dubbed the Jollof derby, was a tense clash between the two rival nations who would stop at nothing to drag the opposition into the mud.

Source: YEN.com.gh

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