Greater Accra regional side, Army Ladies, have vowed to charge at Police Ladies and stop them in their quest to successfully defend the Sanford Women’s FA Cup title.
The two sides clash tomorrow in one of the four quarter-final matches lined up as the competition heats up.
The Army, who are debuting in any football competition this season, say they are keen on being the ‘surprise element’ that usually characterises knockout matches and have warned Police to gird their loins for action.
“We know we are the underdogs in this match because we do not have the experience and are relatively new in the competition, but we are determined to succeed and will surprise everyone. Police underrate us at their own risk,” Joseph Quist, an official of Army Ladies told The Mirror last Wednesday.
While admitting that Army are a good side who should not be taken for granted, Police Ladies said, they were also ready to defend their title ‘at all cost’ and did not see Army stopping them.
“We go into this game as the defending champions and we are prepared to go the length to retain the title. We won’t take Army Ladies for granted, but there is no way they can stop us,” Detective Inspector Ansah Asamani, the Team Manager of Police Ladies, said in calling the bluff of Army.
This thus sets the tone for a very uncompromising game just as the Immigration Ladies versus Sea Lions game which will also be played at the Carl Reindorf Park immediately after the Police-Army game.
Both Immigration and Sea Lions are serious contenders of the National Women’s League in the southern zone and the rivalry between the two sides for the title, will no doubt be carried on into the game, as they pursue their quest for the ‘double’ target this season.
In the other games, Prisons will have to be wary of Nana Afia Kobi Ampem who visit them at the Sunyani Coronation Park tomorrow. Though Afia Kobi Ampem are new in the competition, they have what it takes to derail their dream of advancing to the next stage of the competition.
Having been dominant this season in the northern zone, it looks like an easy game for Stephen Sarkodie and his Ampem Darkoa Ladies as they welcome Real Upper Ladies to the Ohene Ameyaw Park on Sunday.