The first season of the maiden national women’s league ended last Saturday at the Accra Sports Stadium with Hasaacas Ladies, winners of the southern sector emerging champions.
Jennifer Cudjoe twice scored from the spot to give the Sekondi-Takoradi based side a 2-1 victory over Fabulous Ladies, winners of the northern sector, who pulled a goal back through Agnes Aduako.
Reminiscent of their male counterparts who shout “doo” instead of goal anytime a ball enters the net, Hasaacas Ladies were with smiles and shouts of “doo” after the game.
Coach of Hasaacas Ladies, Yusif Basigi told JOY Sports “the win means a lot to me. Fabulous Ladies have been beating us all the time and this time I promised to turn the table round”.
Yusif Basigi’s ultimate aim will be “to continue to win the national women’s league.”
Hasaacas Ladies have fourteen players in the various national women’s teams and the coach would “want to see more of the girls being recruited to serve the nation.”
Sekondi Hasaacas would be ten years this year and captain Samira Suleman, who was adjudged best player of the league believes the win is a step in the right direction to give her side a befitting celebration.
She told JOY Sports “this win means a lot to us. We will be ten years this year, there will be no better way to celebrate our anniversary than giving the fans this win.”
Nana Owusu Sekyere is head coach of the losing finalists, Fabulous Ladies and he told JOY Sports “even though Hasaacas Ladies were the better side, they did not win on merit. We are going back to the drawing board to work on our mistakes so we can do better next season.”