Women's Special Competition Week 5: Halifax faces Samaria Ladies, Police, Immigration in clash of titans Sunday

Author: Beatrice Laryea
Halifax Ladies striker Ernestina Tetteh and her team mates celebrating her goals against Police Ladies last Wednesday

Tema-based Halifax Ladies will be looking forward to continuing their winning-spree on Sunday when they come face to face with Samaria Ladies at the ATTC Park in their Week Five fixture of the Normalisation Committee Women's Special Competition.

The last time the two sides met at the Team Community Three Park in a Week Two fixture, Halifax ran away with all three points after recording a 1-0 victory.

Halifax, handled by Black Stars assistant coach Mercy Tagoe-Quarcoe, have been phenomenal in the competition so far, winning three out of four matches to be tied on nine points with Police Ladies at the summit of  the Group D table.

The youthful team started the competition with a 1-0 loss to Police Ladies but returned stronger in subsequent games as they defeated Samaria Ladies 1-0 in their Week Two fixture, won 2-1 against Immigration and battered Police Ladies 3-1 during their Week Four game.

And to get the job done on Sunday away from home, Coach Mercy Tagoe will surely line-up free-scoring striker Ernestina Tetteh, who is gradually becoming a torn in the flesh of defenders as well as swift dribbling Constance Serwaa Agyeiwaa. Black Maiden goalkeeper Grace Banwaa will manage the post as usual to deny the homers from stealing the show.

Referee Rita .B. Nkansah will officiate the match. She will be assisted by Esther. A. Detse, Cynthia Mensah and Cynthia Anafo.

In the other Group D match, a resurgent Immigration Ladies, who recorded their first win in the competition last Wednesday, will seek to pick their second consecutive win when they host Police Ladies at the Saint Thomas Aquinas School Park on Sunday.

Matches between the two security services team often ignite passions and generate some fireworks considering their strength and the rivalry between them.

Police who suffered their first defeat last Wednesday will seek to make amends while Immigration will adopt every available tactics to win or pick a point to improve their chances of qualifying to the quarter-finals.

In group A, Kumasi Sports Academy will welcome Fabulous Ladies to the Prempeh College Park while Supreme Ladies play AshTown Ladies at the  Osei Kyeretwie Park in Kumasi on Sunday.

In other fixtures, Pearlpia Ladies will meet Ampem Darkoa at the Aliu Mahama Stadium on Saturday, Prisons versus Northern Ladies at the Army Park at Sunyani, Sea Lions host Hasaacas at the Nduom Stadium on Saturday while LadyStrikers trek to battle Soccer Intellectuals at the UEW Park at Adjumako on Sunday.

Below are the match officials and their respective venues for the Saturday and Sunday games.

Venue: Prempeh College Park.
Match: Kumasi Spt Aca. vs Fabulous ladies 
Ref: Mary Kumi
Asst 1: Fadila Kassim
Asst 2:  Rasheeda Issah
4th ref: Augustina Tetteh 
MC: Vivian Aggor
Venue: Osei Kyeretwie Park
Match: Supreme ladies vs Ash-Town ladies
Ref. Comfort Atiadey
Asst l : Augustina Grand
Asst ll : Adelaide Akyea
4th Ref: Joyce Appiah
MC: Gloria King
Venue: Aliu Mahama Stadium 
Match : Pearlpia  ladies vs Ampem Darkoa
Ref: Juliet Afriyie
Asst 1: Doris Ekem
Asst 2: Audrey Adanpagbire 
4th Ref: Dora Agominciat
MC: Ayishetu Diibudong
Venue: Army Park Sunyani 
Match :Prisons ladies vs Northern ladies  
Ref. Mariama Yensuah
Asst l : Martha Boatema
Asst ll: Ruth Amankah 
4th ref: Juliet Appiah 
MC: Simbiat Wiredu
Venue: Ndoum Stadium 
Match : Sea lions vs Hasacaas ladies 
Ref: Serephine Anyinam
Asst 1: Benedicta Ayidze
Asst 2: Bridget Dey
4th Ref: Agnes Gohoho
MC: Mary Apedo
Venue:  UEW Adjumako Park
Match : Soccer lnterlectuals vs Ladystrikers 
Ref: Cynthia Anuyare
Asst 1: Beatrice Thaud
Asst 2: Sarah Arkilley 
4th Ref: Deborah Agbenoxovi
MC: Josephine Ofori 
Venue: ATTC Park
Match : Samaria ladies vs Halifax ladies
Ref: Rita .B. Nkansah
Asst 1: Esther. A. Detse
Asst 2: Cynthia Mensah
4th Ref: Cynthia Anafo
MC: Olivia Ayayee
Venue: Saint Thomas Aquinas School Park
Match: Immigration ladies vs Police ladies 
Ref:  Gloria Adjei
Asst 1: Mary Tei
Asst 2: Janet Aidoo
4th Ref: Ayishetu Amado
MC: Vida Yabani