FIFA U-17 WWC: Ghana thrash hosts Uruguay 5-0 with captain Mukarama Abdulai bagging a hat-trick

Published on: 14 November 2018

Black Maidens walloped hosts Uruguay 5-0 in their opening game of the on-going FIFA U-17 Women's World Cup on Tuesday with skipper Mukarama Abdulai bagging a hat-trick.

Ghana scored two goals in the first half en route to a 5-0 victory over hosts Uruguay on the opening day in the Group A contest.

The Maidens displayed their title credentials despite a partisan Uruguay crowd spurring on the hosts at the Estadio Charrua.

The Ghanaians controlled the early stages of the contest, with Animah Grace given a clear sight of goal but striking wide of the target just six minutes in.

Fuseina Mumuni opened the scoring for coach Evans Adotey's side in the 20th minute with captain Abdulai extending Ghana's lead five minutes later but the home side stood resolute to defend the foray of attacks before the break.

But they were not to stop the Africans when Millot Pokuaa made it 3-0 on 66 minutes and 12 minutes late Abdulai further extended the lead.

The captain sealed her hat-trick in injury time to give Ghana the biggest win so far in the competition to dash the hopes of the teeming crowd supporting the home side.