Ghana gave themselves an important first leg result, winning 2-1 over Cameroon in the qualifying for the 2015 African Under-17 Championship on Saturday.
The Black Starlets, playing away raced into a two-nil lead before the home side managed to pull one back ahead of the decisive return game in Ghana in a fortnight’s time.
Ernest Agyiri and Abass Issah scored both goals in the first half to give coach Paa Kwesi Fabin’s side in a comfortable lead before the hosts got one back.
The Ghanaian coach had stated before the game that getting off to a winning start in the two-leg contest was crucial in their quest for qualification.
“We could have won by a wider margin. But an away win is very important,” Fabin told www.ghanafa.org after the game.
“We have to prepare and not sit on our laurels. We need to finish off the game in Accra.”
The overall winner will qualify for the finals alongside hosts Niger.