WPL: Hasaacas Ladies demolish LadyStrikers in record win

Author: Sports Desk Report
Millot Abena Pokua was voted Player of the match
Millot Abena Pokua was voted Player of the match

Former champions Hasaacas Ladies recovered from their stuttering start to demolish visiting LadyStrikers 9-0 in their Match Day 3 encounter honoured at the Essipon Stadium last Saturday.

The three-time Women's League champions had a bad start to the season with two losses but they made amends and poured their venom on LadyStrikers.

Four goals each from Millot Abena Pokuaa (22nd, 26th, 64th and 82nd minutes) and Doris Boaduwaa (34th, 73rd, 80th, 90th mins) and one from captain Janet Egyir in the 87th minute helped Hasaacas to a victory that they described as the stepping stone to their recovery.

William Narh Ankrah, who desputised for head coach Yusif Basigi, said losing twice on the trot was frustrating so his side had to unleash their frustration on LadyStrikers.

“It’s been a frustrating start as we lost two on the trot,we had to get the goals to convince ourselves that we were on track,” said Rafia, who is eligible to play for the team this season.

For Pokuaa, a member of the 2018 Under-17 Women World Cup squad, winning was a big relief and the goals she scored is also a good start for the season for her.

“It felt good to score the goals. I was personally disappointed that I could not get the goals in the first two games. However, Coach Yusif Basigi advised me to relax and not be too anxious. I think the advise helped.

“Now I think we will stay on track,” Pokuaa who was adjudged the NASCO Player of the match for her  goals and three assists said.

In other games for Match Day Three, the other big game in the southern zone between Halifax Ladies and Soccer Intellectuals at the Tema Stadium ended in a 1-1 draw, while Prisons Ladies beat Pear Pia Ladies 1-0 from an Edith Sasakor’s sixth minute goal, to move to second place on the Northern Zone standings.

Northern Ladies got back to winning ways with another emphatic win, beating Ashtown Ladies 6-0 in the game that saw Fredica Torkudzo, and Victoria Salifu netting a brace each while Rahama Jafar and Hiquimah Zubeiru getting a goal each.
Jafar won the NASCO Player of the match, her second for this season.