The national women’s under-20 football team, the Black Princesses, have added another gold medal to Ghana’s tally after beating the Falconets of Nigeria in the final of the women’s football event at the ongoing 13th African Games.
With this victory, Team Ghana has entrenched its position in 6th place, with a total of 50 medals won.
The haul of 50, which includes 11 golds, 23 silver and 16 bronze became Ghana’s largest accumulation of medals in any international and global competition of this kind.
Armwrestling, officially a relatively new sport in Ghana, brought the highest number of medals (40), after swimming and weightlifting had won 4 and 1 medals, respectively.
Since then, further laurels have been won in athletics and boxing.
African High Jump Champion Rose Yeboah won gold to retain the crown as the best in her field, and Team Ghana won silver and bronze, respectively, in the finals of the men and women 4×100 events. With the final of the 200-meter sprint race to be held today, Ghana’s athletes, Joseph Amoah and Ibrahim Fuseini, are expected to add to the medal tally.

Boxing, another potential sport for medals for Ghana, still holds hope for more medals as some of the country’s boxers are in the medal zone.
Already, female boxer Janet Acquah has won bronze in the women’s minimum weight (48kg) contest.
4 male boxers—Samuel Takyi, Abukari Kamoko, Mohammed Aryeetey and Joseph Commey have qualified for the finals for their respective divisions.

Men’s Football, Basketball, Rugby, Hockey and Volleyball also hold promise for Ghana to add some more medals to its tally this weekend.

The women’s under-20 football team, the Black Princesses, also secured another gold for Ghana after a hard-fought 2-1 victory over their Nigerian counterparts, the Falconets, at Cape Coast on Thursday.

The 13th African Games, which saw over 3000 athletes from 50 countries participating, will be concluded on Sunday with a closing ceremony.

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