Ghana took a bold step to ensure qualification to the FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup after demolishing Djibouti 9-0 in the first leg of the final qualifier.
The match was played at the El Hadj Hassan Gouled Aptidon Stadium on Friday afternoon.
The Black Maidens thrashed their East African counterparts at their own backyard to make the return leg in Ghana a mere formality.
Mukarama Abdulai, Skipper of the side who is currently the top scorer in the qualifiers got hat-trick to increase her tally to eight with Suzzy Dede Teye, Abigail Tutuwaa, Jacqueline Owusu, Fusiena Mumuni. Milot Pokuaa and Adama Alhassan all getting on the score sheet.
The huge scoreline seems a daunting task for Djibouti to overturn in the reverse fixture at the Cape Coast Stadium which would take place in a fortnight.
Ghana is on the verge of making a sixth successive appearance at the competition after having made it to the last five editions of the World Cup.
The 2012 World Cup bronze medalist now inch closer to yet another mundial in Uruguay.
The team led by Coach Evans Adotey left Accra on Tuesday and made a transit in Ethiopia before arriving in Djibouti.