Women’s Special Competition Week 3: Sea Lions host LadyStrikers at Nduom Stadium

Author: Beatrice Laryea
These ladies from Sea Lions FC will be up against their LadyStrikers counterparts

Elmina-based Sea Lions FC will welcome LadyStrikers to their favourite Nduom Sports Stadium on Saturday for a local derby in the Week Three of the Normalisation Committee Women’s Special Competition.

So far, Sea Lions have witnessed a successful tournament as they currently top the Group C table with four points after drawing 1-1 with Soccer Intellectuals in their opening match and recording a convincing 4-1 victory over Hasaacas Ladies last Wednesday.

On the other hand, LadyStrikers are placed second on the table with three points after recording a win and one loss to Hasaacas and Soccer Intellectuals respectively in their last two matches.

Per the statistics above, the match promises to ignite passions as both sides will seek to win or pick a point to boost their chances of qualifying for the quarter-finals.

Players such as Elizabeth Owusua, who scored a brace last Wednesday, Theresah Cobbinah and Fatima Alhassan are expected be in action once again for Sea Lions.

In the other Group C fixture which will be played on Sunday, Soccer Intellectuals will host struggling Hasaacas Ladies at the UEW Park in Ajumako.

Both teams have not been impressive so far but head coach of Hasaacas Ladies, Yusif Basigi says his side will go all out to record their first win this weekend to get their qualification dreams on track.

“We [Hasaacas Ladies] are still in the game. We have played two games and lost both, but we have four more games to play so we will qualify because we are still in the game,” he told the club’s website.

In Group D, a resurgent Halifax Ladies side will lock horns with struggling Immigration Ladies at the Saint Thomas Aquinas School Park on Sunday.

Halifax lost 1-0 to Police Ladies in their opening Group D game but returned stronger to record a 1-0 victory against Samaria Ladies in their Week Two encounter.

Per the performances of the two sides, so far, Halifax appear to be in good shape to add to the woes of Immigration who have played two matches without a single point.

Up North, Pealpia Ladies will face Northern Ladies at the Utretch Park. Pealpia have been phenomenal so far, winning their first game and picking a point in their last match to jump to the summit of the Group B table with four points. Northern Ladies, who have lost one match and drew one, will seek to adopt every available tactics to either win or pick a point.

In other fixtures, Kumasi Sports Academy will host Ashtown Ladies at the Prempeh College Park, Prisons meet Ampem Darkoa at the Coronation Park in Techiman, Samaria versus Police Ladies at the ATTC Park in Kokomlemle while Supreme Ladies play Fabulous Ladies at the Kumasi Girls Park on Sunday.

Match officials for  Women's Special Competition  Week Three 
Venue: Kumasi Girls  Park
Match: Supreme ladies vs Fabulous ladies 
Ref: Mariama Yinusa
Asst 1: Doris Essuman
Asst 2:  Ruth Amankwa
4th  Cynthia Mensah
MC: Lousia Amanor 
Venue: Prempeh College Park
Match:  Kumasi Sports Aca  Vs
Ashtowm Ladies
Ref. Juliet Appiah
Asst l :Augustina Grand
Asst ll Martha Boatemaa
4th Ref: Doris Aba Ntsiful
MC: Christina Tetteh
Venue: Aliu Mahama Stadium 
Match :Pearlpia ladies vs Northern  ladies 
Ref: Mariama Fuseini
Asst 1: Fadila Fuseini
Asst 2: Tayiba Yussif
4th Ref: Betty Benono
MC: Museriu Mansura
Venue:Sunyani Coronation Park
Match :Prisons ladies vs Ampem Darkoa 
Ref. Joyce  Apoh
Asst l : Matilda Ayamba
Asst ll: Theresa Ofori
4th Felicia Addo
MC: Bernice Adutwumwaa
Venue: Ndoum  Stadium 
Match : Sea lions vs Ladystrikers
Ref: Cynthia Anafo
Asst 1: Awo Detse
Asst 2: Vanessa Wiafe
4th Ref: Gloria Adjei
MC: Philomina Afful
Venue:   UEW  Park Adjumako
Match :Soccer lnterlectuals vs Hasacaas ladies  
Ref: Lovia Boadiwaa
Asst 1: Mary Dankwah
Asst 2: Gloria Akwando
4th Ref: Dorcas Kwakye
MC: Efua Sekyiwa  Acquah
Venue: ATTC Park
Match : Samaria ladies vs Police ladies 
Ref: Gloria Mortu
Asst 1: Benedicta Ayedzi
Asst 2: Gloria Kumedzro
4th Ref: Delight Arlobu
MC: Abigal Sowah
Venue: Aquinas SHS
Match : Immigration ladies vs Halifax ladies
Ref:  Agnes Gohoho
Asst 1: Beatrice Thaud
Asst 2: Alnice Edem Avor
4th Ref: Wendy. S.  Hans
MC: Comfort Cofie