Women’s Special Competition: Police, Halifax through to quarter-finals

Author: Beatrice Laryea

Police and Halifax Ladies have secured tickets to the last eight of the Normalisation Committee Women’s Special Competition ahead of their final Group D fixtures against Samaria Ladies and Immigration respectively.

While Police earned 12 points from five matches to qualify, Halifax followed with 10 points, making their final group matches against Samaria and Immigration Ladies on Wednesday, March 27 mere formalities.

Police, who defeated Immigration Ladies 3-1 last weekend, won four games and lost one, with Halifax recording three wins and a draw.

In Group C, the skipper of Hasaacas Ladies, Perpetual Agyekum, is confident her side will also secure qualification to the quarter-finals when they lock horns with Soccer Intellectuals in their last group fixture at the Gyandu Park at Sekondi.

Last Saturday, the enterprising left-back scored home her fourth goal of the competition to hand Hasaacas Ladies a vital 1-0 away win against Sea Lions at the Nduom Sports Stadium, Elmina.

The victory rekindled Hasaacas’ hopes of making it to the next round of the competition, especially after the other Group C game between LadyStrikers and Soccer Intellectuals ended goalless.

Hasaacas now have five points from as many matches but lie behind LadyStrikers and Soccer Intellectuals who have six points each. Sea Lions top the table with eight points.

Speaking to the Daily Graphic yesterday, Perpetual said: “Our determination is sky-high. We want to qualify to the next stage of the competition and God willing we will claim victory on Wednesday.

“We are really determined to make amends for our poor showing in the previous matches.”

In Group A, Ashtown Ladies will play Kumasi Sports Academy at the Police Depot Park while Fabulous Ladies meet Supreme Ladies at the Wesley School Park in Kumasi.

In other fixtures, Northern Ladies welcome Pearlpia Ladies to the Aliu Mahama Sports Stadium, Ampem Darkoa versus Prisons Ladies at the Valley View Park while LadyStrikers will host Sea Lions at the Robert Mensah Park in Cape Coast.

Winners and runners-up from the various groups will pick slots to the next round of the competition. The quarter-finalists will each receive GH¢3,000.