The senior national female team, Black Queens have failed in their quest to defend the WAFU Championship after losing on penalties to Nigeria in Thursday’s semi final match.

The game went to penalties shootouts after a  scoreless result at the end of full time.

The Black Queens however lost 4-2 after missing two kicks.

Coach Mercy Tagoe’s side will now face Mali in the third place play off match on Sunday.

African Champions Nigeria will also play Cote D’Ivoire in the final match on Sunday.