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.