The Black Queens of Ghana have grabbed a 3rd place consolation at the WAFU Zone B Women’s Championship in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire after they beat Mali on penalties to win a bronze medal.
Mercy Tagoe-Quarcoo’s women triumphed Malians 8-7 on penalties following a goalless draw.
The bronze medal is consolation for the Queens who were beaten in the semi finals by Nigeria in the shoot out after the game ended 0-0, ending Ghana’s quest to defend the title they won last year.
Nigeria meanwhile, shocked host nation Cote d’Ivoire in the final to win their first title of this competition. The Super Falcons emerged victorious following a penalty shoot out after the game ended 0-0.
Nigeria won 5-4 in the shoot out.