By Ameenu Shardow
Ghana’s women’s U-17 team have atoned for the Black Stars’ painful end at the 2010 World Cup with a 5-0 thumping of Uruguay.
The Black Maidens produced a five star performance to completely annihilate the Uruguayans in their second group match at the Women’s U-17 World Cup in Azerbaijan on Wednesday.
It will be recalled the South Americans were responsible for Ghana’s controvercial exit at the men’s senior World Cup two years ago in South Africa.
The Black Stars were well on course to become the first African side to make it through to the last four of the competition until an instinctive handling of a goal-bound header by striker Luis Suarez ensured this dream was abruptly curtailed.
This was after the resulting penalty kick was horribly missed by Asamoah Gyan in the last minute of extra time after the game had ended 1-1 in regulation time.
The game then headed to penalty shoot-outs of which Ghana lost to plunge the whole nation and the continent alongside some parts of the World into deep depression and sorrow.
Ghanaians can however now feel a bit better after the Black Maidens completely humiliated Uruguay on Wednesday.
A superb brace from captain Priscilla Okyere and a goal each from Janet Ayiayem, Alberta Ahialey and Fatima Alhassan condemned their South Americans to the heavy defeat.
The result effectively ends Uruguay’s campaign at the World Cup after losing their opening group game against China.
The resounding win also now leaves Ghana with a great chance of progressing after also losing narrowly to Germany in the their first game.
The Black Maidens must now get a result in their last group game against China to make history as the first Ghanaian female team to advance from the group stage at a World Cup.