Today In Sports History: Black Queens beat Zimbabwe in nine-goal thriller

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On this day 24 November 2000 (Exactly 20 years ago today) The Ghana women’s national team, the Black Queens defeated their Zimbabwean counterparts, the Amazons 6-3 to salvage some lost pride in a one-sided third-place playoff in the African Women’s Championship at the Vosloorus Stadium in South Africa.

Eight goals were scored in the first-half with Ghana leading 6-2 before the interval, and despite the Zimbabweans gallant fight back, the Amazons could only manage to add a single goal to the deficit.—&client=ca-pub-1761959000240897&output=html&h=280&adk=144910138&adf=2988467607&pi=t.aa~a.2067693828~i.3~rp.4&w=750&fwrn=4&fwrnh=100&lmt=1606209812&num_ads=1&rafmt=1&armr=3&sem=mc&pwprc=7036448796&tp=site_kit&psa=1&ad_type=text_image&format=750×280&!1&btvi=1&fsb=1&xpc=bV1af6OJFf&p=https%3A//

Ghana were runner-up in 1998, but failed to reach the final in this edition after South Africa edged out the Black Queens in the semi-finals by a lone goal.

Zimbabwe conceded 12 goals in their last two matches after losing the semi-finals 6-0 to Nigeria, following an impressive performance in the group matches against South Africa, Uganda and Reunion.

Goals by Elizabeth Baidu , Adjoa Bayor, Memuna Barku, Gloria Foriwa and an own goal by Rosemary Mutabza assured Ghana the Bronce medal in Johannesburg.

Goals Scored

Elizabeth Baidoo (1)
Adwoa Bayor (6,31)
Memunatu Darko (24)
Gloria Foriwaa (35)
Rosemary Mutabza (44) Own goal

Precious Mpala (14)
Nomsa Tapfumamoyo (16)
Florence Nyerukai (61)

On this day 24 November 2002 (Exactly 18 years ago today) Algerian club JS Kabylie lifted the CAF Cup a record third consecutive time despite losing 1-0 to Tonnerre de Yaounde in Cameroon. JSK won the tie 4-1 on aggregate after winning the first leg 4-0 two weeks earlier.

On this day 24 November 1956 (Exactly 64 years ago today) Glenn Davis led an American trifecta in the men’s 400m hurdles at the Melbourne Olympics; hurdles Olympic record equalling 50.1s to beat team mates Eddie Southern and Joshua Culbreath

On this day 24 November 1991 (Exactly 29 years ago today) Yugoslavian tennis star Monica Seles beat Martina Navratilova 6–4, 3–6, 7–5, 6–0 to win her 2nd straight WTA Tour Championship at Madison Square Garden, NYC—&client=ca-pub-1761959000240897&output=html&h=280&adk=144910138&adf=3937686276&pi=t.aa~a.2067693828~i.21~rp.4&w=750&fwrn=4&fwrnh=100&lmt=1606209812&num_ads=1&rafmt=1&armr=3&sem=mc&pwprc=7036448796&tp=site_kit&psa=1&ad_type=text_image&format=750×280&!2&btvi=2&fsb=1&xpc=d65kcImzvK&p=https%3A//

On this day 24 November 1996 (Exactly 24 years ago today) American Pete Sampras won his 3rd ATP Tour World Championship tennis titles with a classic 3–6, 7–6, 7–6, 6–7, 6–4 victory over defending champion Boris Becker in Hanover, Germany

It was Sampras’ 8th title of the year and the 45th of his career.

On this day 24 November 2013 (Exactly 7 years ago today) German Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel won season-ending Brazilian Grand Prix; his record 9th straight GP victory; record equalling 13th consecutive GP win; 4th straight World Drivers Championship.

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