Adjoa Bayor names 2004 Olympics qualification failure as worst moment in career

Published on: 14 July 2020

Black Queens legend Adjoa Bayor has confessed that her failure to lead the Black Queens to 2004 Olympics qualification hurt her the most. 

Ghana's senior women's team lost to Nigeria during the qualifiers in two legs.

The first leg in Nigeria ended 1-1 leaving the Black Queens with an advantage in the second leg. However, Nigeria fought back and earned a 1-1 draw in Ghana, taking the tie to penalties.

The Super Falcons won 3-2 in the shootout, securing qualification to the tournament in Athens.

Bayor revealed how the setback made her lose appetite for a period of time.

“It was this game (against Nigeria), I wouldn’t like to watch it, I couldn’t eat for about a week,” she said on GTV Sports plus.

“The whole nation was behind us and it was a big opportunity for us to make it for the first time."

“We had the advantage after Mamunatu saved two penalty kicks but unfortunately we couldn’t capitalize on that."

“It was a very sad moment for all the players and for me I will say it is the most painful defeat suffered during my time with the team.”

Bayor led the team to the world cup three years after that.