Black Queens Captain Priscilla Okyere Relishing Tough Test Against Burkina Faso After Niger Thumping

Black Queens captain Priscilla Okyere has expressed her delight over their 9-0 walloping of Niger in the second game of the ongoing WAFU Zone B Nations Cup, but quickly turned her attention to the upcoming must win clash against Burkina Faso.

The Queens suffered a painful 1-0 defeat to host nation Ivory Coast in the opening game of the competition.

A brace each from Portia Boakye, Janet Egyir and Jane Ayieyam, and a goal each from Grace Asantewaa, Priscilla Okyere and Ruth Appiah demolished the Nigeriens who are yet to win a game in the competition.

Ghana will have to beat Burkina Faso in the last group game on Sunday to brighten their chances of qualifying to the semi-finals of the competition.

“We spoke the other time and made a promise that we were going to beat Niger and I’m happy we’ve done it a grand style,” she said.

“We wanted to beat them about fifteen goals but the missed plethora of chances in the first half. I think the second half the game was better that’s why we got the nine goals at the end of the game.”

The midfielder was asked about their preparations towards the forthcoming crunch clash against the Burkina Faso, she answered, “We are happy with this win but we are going to work towards the Burkina Faso game because we watched their game against Niger and in the first half I think both teams were good but Burkina played really well in the second half, so I believe we need to do extra work before we can come out victorious.”

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