National Women’s League (NWL) champions, Ampem Darkoa Ladies, have retained the Super Cup after beating Sanford FA Women’s Cup champions, Prisons Ladies 1-0 in their encounter at the Nana Agyeman Badu Park last Saturday.
A 73rd-minute strike by Princella Adubea separated the two sides as they sought to gain revenge as well as the bragging rights ahead of the start of season.
Given the rivalry between the two Brong Ahafo-based sides, the Super Cup clash was expected to be a keenly contested game, as they each sought to gain a measure of revenge against the other, the Techiman-based NWL champions, seeking to avenge the FA Cup semi-final loss they suffered, while the Sunyani-based FA Cup champions, also wanting to exact some revenge for their loss during the league.
The two sides thus presented their strongest sides, Ampem Darkoa parading all their national team players, including the WAFU Women’s Zone B gold winning duo of Priscilla Okyere and Grace Asantewaa as well as Justice Tweneboah and Adubea who helped the Princesses to qualify for the 2018 Women’s World Cup (WWC). Prisons on the other hand, had Juliet Acheampong, Rita Okyere and Grace Asare, who also won gold with the Queens at the Abidjan tournament, as well as Helena Obeng and Ruth Anima of the Princesses.
And at a well-attended game, they fought hard and until the 73rd minute when Adubea, the top striker in both the NWL and the FA Cup for last season, struck to put her side ahead.
Ampem Darkoa defended that goal until the final whistle, to make history as the first team to win the Super Cup back to back, having won the first edition against Police Ladies.