Skipper of Ghana’s Under-17 side[Black Maidens], Abdulai Mukurama has expressed the feeling she had after thumping the Baby Scorpions[Gambia] with 4 first half goals in the first leg of the FIFA Female Under-17 qualifiers at the Independent Stadium.
The Northern Ladies attacker[Abdulai Mukurama] opened what became a floodgate of goals just 2 minutes into the game, added another 10 minutes later and ensured the half ended with her name attached to 4 goals.
Holding a 1:4 lead as both teams returned from the tunnel, Nina Norshie added Ghana’s 5th to seal the game at 1:5.
After a 5:0 rehearsal game against Hassport Ladies at the Cape Coast Stadium, on Tuesday, December 12, the attacker revealed how excited she was after the first leg result and called for people of Cape Coast to rally behind the team on Saturday.
“I was just happy!! Scoring 4 goals in a match brought a very good feeling, I felt very happy. My team mates cooperate well with me, through them I scored 4 goals and I’m grateful for their support.
“We are not going to underrate them[Gambia], w’ll approach the game as a new game, just like we haven’t met them before.
“We also need the support of Cape Coast people, they should come and support us to victory” – Abdulai Mukurama told Amy Fynn-Thompson.
Black Maidens remain Africa’s best team at the FIFA Under-17 tournament after securing a bronze medal at the 2012 tournament at Azerbaijan.
The team will have to ensure at worse not more than 0:3 against Gambia at the Cape Coast Stadium on Saturday, December 16, 2017 to urge on for a chance in the 2018 FIFA Female U-17 tournament to be hosted by Uruguay.