Lagos, Nigeria (PANA) - Ghana has qualified for the quarter-finals of the ongoing FIFA Under-17 Women's World Cup in Azerbaijan, after beating China 2-0 in their final group D match on Sunday.
The victory gave Ghana a total of six points, good enough to finish second in the group behind leader Germany, with 7 points, and advance to the last eight.
Ghana's two goals were scored by Jane Ayieyam in the 18th and 88th minutes. Ghana will meet Japan in the quarter-finals on Friday.
Earlier on Saturday, Nigeria also advanced to the last eight of the tournament.
Africa's third representative, Gambia, was not so fortunate as it crashed out of the tournament after losing its final group B game 10-2 to France also on Saturday.
Gambia lost all its three group matches at the competition, conceding a total of 27 goals: 11 to North Korea, 6 to the US and 10 to France.
However, Gambia managed to register its name on the score-sheet, as it netted two goals against France, thanks to Penda Bah, who scored in the 48th minute, and Sainey Sissohore, whose goal came in the 69th minute.
Following are the quarter-final fixtures:
Nigeria Vs France
Ghana Vs Japan
North Korea Vs. Canada
Germany Vs. Brazil
-0- PANA SEG 30Sept2012