Following a 1-1 draw in Yaoundé a fortnight ago, the draw in Accra tied the match at 3-3 and gives the Cameroonians the opportunity to progress on the away goal rule to dump the Black Queens.
The visitors settled in quickly and began to hold their own, however, Suleman put Ghana ahead in the 15th minute after she whipped in from a cross by Boakye to beat Cameroon goalkeeper Annette Ngo Ndom for the opener.
The visitors pushed ahead and began advancing close to pulling parity with every opportunity upfront. Soon, their effort paid off a minute before half time through Ngono Mani Madelaine with an effort that beat goalkeeper Patricia Mantey in post for Ghana.
Back from recess, Queens coach Yussif Basigi introduced Elizabeth Addo and that changed the complexion of the match entirely in Ghana's favour. Ghana milked the advantage, spreading their dominance and influence in every department of the field.
Two minutes into the half, Boakye restored Ghana's lead through a well-taken cross from Suleman to send the stadium agog.
Cameroon immediately upped their game and began pouring out in a manner that signaled a goal could be beckoning. But the Queens held on well, with Linda Eshun and Janet Egyir keeping it compact and tidy in defense for the hosts.
The host appeared to be on course to end the day as winners until Agnes Nkada broke hearts with an equalizer seven minutes to end proceedings with an incisive header from just outside Ghana's box.
That ended Ghana’s fate as far qualification for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, and can only focus on the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, Japan.
Cameroon will face Cote d’Ivoire at the final round of the continental qualifiers.
Saturday, 1 August 2015
Ghana 2-2 Cameroon (1-1)
Sunday, 2 August 2015
Kenya vs South Africa (0-1)
Equatorial Guinea vs Nigeria (1-1)
Cote d’Ivoire has qualified for the next round following the withdrawal of Zimbabwe.