Boakye lifts Ghana past Cameroon to All African Games glory

The Black Queens of Ghana are the 2015 All-African Games Champions.

Portia Boakye scored the sole goal of the match to lift Ghana past Cameroon in the All African Games final in Brazzaville on Friday.

It was a meeting of familiar foes when Cameroon and Ghana took to the pitch to battle it out for the 2015 title in what was a rematch of the 2011 final.

The match lived up to its bidding with both sides giving as good as they got. It all seemed headed to penalties when Boakye struck.

Dramatic end

Two minutes to full-time, the Black Queens were awarded a penalty and lady luck, who had handed them a coin toss win against Banyana Banyana in the group stage, seemed to have smiled at them again.

Agnes Aduako shot from 12 yards but keeper Isabelle Mambingo produced a brilliant save to deny Ghana the lead.

Aduako’s triumph was short-lived, though, as her clearance landed right on the lethal left foot of Boakye, who fired into the upper right corner to score the match winner.

First title

The win sees Black Queens lift their maiden title.

It also brings to a halt a series of defeats to Cameroon.

The Indomitable Lionesses had been a thorn in the Black Queens’ flesh of late, denying them the All African Games title in 2011.

Most recently, they knocked them out of the Rio 2016 Olympics CAF Qualifiers, just a month to the start of the All African Games.

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