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The Black Queens held their Zambian counterparts to a 3-3 draw at the Levy Mwanawasa Sports Stadium in Ndola in the second leg of the third round qualifier for the 2024 Olympic Games.

The draw was, however, not enough as the Copper Queens booked a place in the final round of the global multi-sport event to be held in Paris at the expense of the Ghanaians.

They will face either Morocco or Tunisia for a place at the tournament in France.

Zambia had managed a 1-0 win in the first leg played at the Accra Sports Stadium on Friday, February 23.

Rachel Kundananji got the only goal in that game.

In the second leg, played on Wednesday, the Zambians appeared to have had their work cut out for them when Barbara Banda opened the scoring as early as the 11th minute.

However, Gifty Assifuah, who replaced Freda Ayisi in the starting line-up, drew level to put her side back in contention before the break.

Doris Boaduwaa gave Ghana the much needed impetus, scoring 10 minutes after the break to put the Black Queens ahead but on level pegging on aggregate.

An own goal by Assifuah got the home side back in the game.

Substitute Azumah Bugri scored the third goal for Ghana in what could have forced the game into extra time.

However, Barbara Banda got her brace in injury time after Jennifer Cudjoe was red-carded.

The Zambians, therefore, qualified to the final round 4-3 on aggregate.

They await the winner of the Morocco-Tunisia qualifier to slug it out in April for one of the two tickets for Africa for Paris 2024.

Nigeria and South Africa will battle for the other ticket.