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Malta Guinness Women’s League final: Plenty to play for between Ampem Darkoa Ladies and Hasaacas Ladies

9 months ago

There’s plenty to play for in the final of the 2022/23 Malta Guinness Women’s Premier League.

Holders Ampem Darkoa Ladies who are desperate to retain the title must dig deep to overcome four-time winners Hasaacas Ladies at Dr. Kwame Kyei Sports complex at Abrankese on Friday, May 12, 2023.

Both sides left it late to qualify for the finals having won their last matches in their respective zones to advance to the final. Ampem Darkoa Ladies overcame Ashtown Ladies 5-1 at Techiman while Hasaacas Ladies needed a second half goal to beat Faith Ladies at the Sekondi Gyandu Park.

Coaches of the teams Nana Adarkwa of Ampem Darkoa Ladies and Yussif Basigi of Hasaacas Ladies have been speaking to the media ahead of the final.

Joe Nana Adarkwa - Ampem Darkoa Ladies 

Matches of this nature always come with pressure. As champions of the League, a lot is expected of us, our fans will count on us to make them proud but these kinds of matches won’t come cheap.

Two seasons ago we went through the entire season without defeat yet we lost to Hasaacas Ladies 4-0 in the final so it tells you that a lot comes into play in cup finals. But I am certain about our chances. We will come up against an experienced Hasaacas Ladies team but we are ready to run over them one more time.

My pleasure are ready and poised for action on Friday.

Yissif Basigi - coach of Hasaacas Ladies

Hasaacas Ladies are the pace setters in Women's football in Ghana. We were the first to win the WAFU Cup and the first to reach the final of the first ever Women’s champions League in Africa so we are peerless.

It’s unfortunate that we lost a lot of players to the foreign Leagues after our maiden Africa campaign for which reason we became weaker and fragile last season. Obviously that resulted in the defeat to Ampem Darkoa Ladies good in both the League and FA Cup.

But this is a different season. I know we had things hard to come by in the southern zone but winning the cup is not beyond us. We are very ready to win the League for the fifth time and qualify for another CAF women’s champions League.

I will entreat all football lovers to come to the stadium and watch the final on Friday. This would be a game between two top teams in Ghana and I promise they won’t regret coming to watch the match.

The final will kick off at 4pm on Friday, May 12, 2023 and broadcast live on Max TV.