FIFA U17 WWC: Sandra Owusu Ansah's goal for top award

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Soccer News of Tuesday, 25 October 2016



Sandy Taplay videoBlack Maidens skipper Sandra Owusu Ansah

Sandra Owusu Ansah’s goal at the 2016 FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup has been nominated for the goal of the tournament award.

The Black Maidens skipper is among 10 nominees who will be vying for the best goal accolade at the just ended competition in Jordan.

The 16-year-old scored a magnificent volley in Ghana’s 1-0 win over Paraguay at the Group stages, a goal which helped the team progress to the next round of the competition.

Owusu Ansah received a pass from teammate Gifty Achempong before taking a volley with her right foot into the top corner of the post beyond the reach of Paraguayan goalkeeper Andrea Benkenstein.

The Supreme Ladies striker who won the player of the match in the team’s victory over Paraguay will be competing with the likes of Japanese Saori Takarada, Civana Kuhlmann from the USA, Cameroonian Alexandra Takounda and Deyna Castellanos from Venezuela

Other nominees are Giulia Gwinn (Germany), Abu Sabbah (Jordan), Hae Yon Ri (Korea DPR), Deyna Castellanos (Venezuela) and Ashley Sanchez (USA).

The Ghanaian youngster was inspiring scoring two goals in four matches.

Her performance at the World Cup has ultimately earned her a place in the Black Princesses team ahead of next month’s FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup.