Two-time National Women’s League champions, Ampem Darkoa Ladies ,are through to the final of the Women’s Special Competition after recording a 4-1 victory over regional rivals, Prisons Ladies, in the second leg of the semi-final played at the Valley View Park in Techiman yesterday.
The victory puts Techiman-based Ampem Darkoa through on 5-1 aggregate having won the first leg 1-0 at the Army Park in Sunyani last Sunday.
Ophelia Amponsah scored a brace on the sixth and 86th minutes respectively for the former NWL champions, Mavis Owusu, who scored the lone goal in last Sunday’s game, scored again in this game, while Patience Biama converted a penalty on the 28th minute to seal the all-important victory for the ladies, nicknamed Nana Mma.
Ruth Animah scored the consolation goal for Prisons Ladies in the 18th minute.
Ampem Darkoa have not dropped a point in the competition organised to keep the women's clubs active after football on the local scene was halted on June 2018 in the aftermath of the Anas exposé.
They topped Group B in the campaign and went on to beat Kumasi Sports Academy in the quarter-finals before booking the date with Prisons Ladies.
Prisons on the other hand, finished second in Group B.
The other semi-final game between Sea Lions and Hasaacas Ladies will take place at the Nduom Stadium in Elmina today.
Hasaacas scored a late minute goal to beat Sea Lions 2-1 in the first leg of their semi-final encounter played last Monday at the Gyandu Park in Sekondi.
Hasmal coach, Yusif Basigi, is expected to line-up the likes of Evelyn Badu, Elizabeth Owusuaa and free-scoring striker, Perpetual Agyekum, to execute the job as they seek to pick the other slot to the final.
Ampem Darkoa Ladies Statistics (Group B Games)
Ampem Darkoa 2 -1 Northern Ladies
Ampem Darkoa 0:0 Pearlpia Ladies
Prisons 1-1 Ampem Darkoa
Northern Ladies 1:1 Ampem Darkoa
Ophelia Amponsah Serwaa
Pearlpia 0:3 Ampem Darkoa
Mavis Owusu 23"
Patience Biamah 84"
Amponsah Ophelia Serwaa 89"
Ampem Darkoa 0-0 Prisons
Ampem Darkoa 2-0 Kumasi Sports Academy
Grace Asantewa (Brace)
Kumasi Sports Academy 0-0 Ampem Darkoa
Prisons 0-1 Ampem Darkoa
Ampem Darkoa 4-1 Prisons
Aponsah Ophelia Serwaa (brace)
Wins – 5
Draw – 5
Loss – 0
Ampem Darkoa Scorers
Amponsah Ophelia 6 goals
Grace Asantewa 3 goals
Mavis Owusu 3 goals
Patience Biama 2 goals