A 99th-minute penalty goal by substitute Shinkangwa Gentrix proved enough for the Harambee Starlets of Kenya as they overpowered the Black Queens of Ghana in the 2020 Tokyo qualifiers played at the Nairobi international stadium this afternoon.
Both teams went into the game without any goals from the 1st leg played at the Accra sports stadium last Friday as that game ended goalless.
Ghana started off the game on a good note but failed to make use of the few decent chances that came their way and so did the home side who were buoyed by their fans.
The game failed to produce any goal in the 90 minutes an action that saw both teams plunge into extra time.
Kenya managed to break the deadlock 9 minutes into the first half of extra time after Justice Tweneboah handled the ball in Ghana’s penalty box.
Shinkangwa Gentrix stepped up to take the penalty and coolly sent Ghana goalkeeper Fafali the wrong way to score the goal, an action that later turned out to be the match-winner.
Kenya progress to the next stage of the 2020 Tokyo qualifiers 1-0 on aggregate at the expense of coach Mercy Tagoe’s side who have themselves to blame after that poor showing in the first leg at the Accra sports stadium.
Samuel A. Boakye-Buckman (popularly known as Dada Oliseh) is a self-motivated young journalist with a passion for telling stories better with pictures. He is the founder, owner, editor and bankroller of www.ghanasoccernews.org as well as this website, www.totalsportsgh.com. Dada Oliseh is again the brain behind the Dada Oliseh Photos brand that produces awesome pictures of all sporting activities, nature, and other occasions.
He has a vast experience in the reporting of sports in Ghana especially football-related activities in Ghana and beyond. A former employee of Hearts News (official mouthpiece of Accra Hearts of Oak), 90 minutes sports paper, National Sports Authority, Footballcrusader.com, sportscrusader.com, and ghanafootballnews.com, Samuel is one of the few energetic and self-motivated young journalist in Ghana with a large following on social media, especially Facebook (https://web.facebook.com/boakye.buckman.9). He is well known for his frequent updates from all over the country with pictures to match. He is also a correspondent for a few international websites, including CAF. In recent times, he has introduced, as part of his many talents, the live streaming of matches and football-related activities. He lives in Accra Ghana.