NWL's special competition: Mukarama rescues point for Northern Ladies

Author: Rosalind K. Amoh
Mukarama Abdulai's goal rescued a point for Northern Ladies
Mukarama Abdulai's goal rescued a point for Northern Ladies

Mukarama Abdulai, the 2018 FIFA Under-17 Women’s World Cup (WWC) topscorer, on Wednesday saved her club side defeat in the ongoing National Women’s League Special Competition (NWLSC), scoring a late goal to help Northern Ladies earn a 2-2 draw against visiting Prisons Ladies.

Prisons,who lost the opening game against Pearlpia on Sunday, were eager to avoid a second defeat in this tournament, and came from behind to take a 2-1 with a brace from Black Queens’ player, Juliet Acheampong (63rd, 81st) after Victoria Osei had put Northern Ladies ahead on the 20th minute.

However, the 2018 winner of the FIFA bronze ball for being the third best player at the U-17 WWC in Uruguay, saved on the 89th minute, to leave Prisons Ladies disappointed.

Mukarama Abdulai scored late to rescue a point for Northern Ladies against Prisons Ladies

Match Day Two of the tournament, introduced to keep clubs busy, recovered a goal havest with Elmina Sea Lions and Ashtown Ladies as the biggest winners on the day.

Sea Lions handed Hasaacas Ladies their worse defeat in women's football thrashing them 4-1 in their encounter of the National Women's League Special Competition currently ongoing.

Sea Lions who picked a point from their opening game against Soccer Intellectuals when the tournament kicked off on Sunday, claimed all three points on Match Day 2 against the former NWL champions, who played at home.

The Elmina-based side took a commanding 3-0 lead with a brace from Elizabeth Owusuaa (8th, 36th) as well as Theresah A Cobbinah (18th) before Hasaacas pulled one back through Pepertual Agyekum.

Any hope of recovery for the three-times NWL champion fizzled out with a fourth goal from the visitors as Fatima Alhassan completed the rout with a fourth goal on the 64th minute.

Ashtown Ladies also earned an emphatic 3-0 win against Supreme Ladies with a brace also from Joyce Fenteng (35th, 39th) and Asana Hamidu (86th).

Samaria Ladies (in red) picked valuable three points against Immigration Ladies on the opening day

Women's Normalisation Competition  
Match Day 2


Group A

 Ash-Town Ladies 3:0 Supreme ladies
Joyce Fenteng 35th" 39th"
Asana Hamidu 86th"
MVP: Joyce Fenteng

Fabulous Ladies 1-1 Kumasi Sports Academy

Agyemang Asirifi 64"
Sundra Atinga 70"

Group B
Northern Ladies 2 v 2 Prison ladies
Osei Victoria 20",Juliet Acheampong 63" 81"
Abdulai Mukarama 89"
MVP Juliet Acheampong
Ampem Darkoa 0:0 Pearlpia Ladies
MVP Basira Alhassan

Group C
Hassacas ladies 1: 4 Sea Lions fc
   Elizabeth Owusuaa 8" 36"
 Theresah A Cobbinah18th"
   Fatima Alhassan 64"
Perpetual Agyekum 37"
MVP :Vida Ofori

 Ladystrikers 1:2 Soccer Intellectuals
Gifty A.Boakye 16" Caroline Whajah 10"
    Frederica Torkudzia

Group D
 Police Ladies 1:0 Immigrations ladies
Jane Ayieyam 87"
MVP : Jane Ayieyam

Halifax 1:0 Samaria
Scorer: Ernestina Tetteh 37"
MVP - Eugenia Tetteh