Women’s Special Competition: Ampem Darkoa through to final

Author: Beatrice Laryea
Ampem Darkoa won 5-1 on aggregate to qualify to the final of the competition

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 Darkoaa 4:1 Prisons Ladies
Amponsah Ophelia Serwaa 6" 86"
Owusu Mavis 12"
Ruth Anima 18"(Prisons)
Patience Biama 28" penalty
 
Red card Ruth Anima - Red card 49" (Prisons)
Tutuwah Abigail - Yellow card (Prisons)
Patience Biamah - MVP (Ampem Darkoa)
 

Ampem Darkoa Ladies Statistics (Group B Games)

Ampem Darkoa 2 -1 Northern Ladies

Grace Asantewa

Ophelia Amponsah

Ampem Darkoa 0:0 Pearlpia Ladies

Prisons 1-1 Ampem Darkoa 

Ophelia Amponsah

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

 

Quarter-finals

Ampem Darkoa 2-0 Kumasi Sports Academy

Grace Asantewa (Brace)

 Kumasi Sports Academy 0-0 Ampem Darkoa

 

Semi-finals

Prisons 0-1 Ampem Darkoa

Mavis Owusu

Ampem Darkoa 4-1 Prisons

Aponsah Ophelia Serwaa (brace)

Mavis Owusu

Patience Biama

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