National Women's League Ampem Darkoa beat Hasaacas Ladies to win league

The Brong Ahafo side defeated the defending champions of the National Women's League to win their first title

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Ampem Darkoa dethroned Hasaacas Ladies as the National Women's League champions, when they edged the holders by a goal to nil in the championship play-off at the newly built Cape Coast Sports Stadium on Sunday.

The Ampem Darkoa topped the Northern sector, while Hasaacas Ladies won the Southern sector of the zonal league, so a stage was set to decide the national champions of this year's National Women's League.

Grace Asantewaa's goal for Ampem Darkoa, eventually emerged as the championship winning goal and gave the Techiman based side a sweet revenge over a side they lost the final to last year.

The game was played as the curtain raiser of the MTN FA Cup final between Bechem United and Okwawu United which kicks off at 6: 30pm at the same venue.

Grace Asantewaa stroke home a perfect inch free kick in the second half to send Yussif Basigi's ladies crumbling.

It was a game of redemption for Ampem Dakoaa FC after suffering a similar revenge defeat at the Tema Sports stadium at the hands of Hasaacas last season, and the alacrity with which they approached the game showed their intent.

An entertaining first half saw both sides missing glorious chances, with golden boot winner, Priscilla Aduabea being the only person to come close to adding to her 15 goals.

The Black Queens striker dummied two defenders before poking the ball on the cross to the dissatisfaction of the spectators who stood on their feet throughout the entire game cheering with passion.

At the other ened, Hasaacas ladies broke on the counter and had only the goalkeeper to beat, but Sonia Opoku hit her shot way wide from the post to the relieve of Ampem Dakoaa.

The second half was more energy, and both sides exerted their presence in the game. Prince Adubea tormented Hasaacas with her elegance and witchery with the ball, and was kicked on several occasions.

Hasaacas were dominant in the second half, but their product came to nought. And, when the opportunity presented itself, Ampem Dakoaa FC took it, and sent the crowd frenzy.

Priscilla Adobuea was fouled few yards away from the 18-yard box, and, Grace Asantewaa stepped up and blasted the ball into the the net.

In truth, Ntiwaah Beatrice, should have done better. She saw the all, but her decision to hold onto the ball instead of punching was a horrendous.

The contest continued with power and energy from Hasaacas Ladies, but their efforts were not enough to beat Ampem Dakoaa, who had been the better side, and in the end, they revenged last year's defeat, and walk home with a GH¢ 10,000 package.

Hasaacas Ladies won the championship in 2014 and 2015.

Princella Adubea won the top scorer of the league, with 16 goals in 15 games for Ampem Darkoa, whereas her teammates Grace Asantewaa and Evelyn Yeboah were named best player and best goalkeeper respectively.

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