McDan Foundation Training Matches final today

BY: Kweku Zurek
McDan Foundation Training Matches final today
McDan Foundation Training Matches final today

Mariama Ibrahim will face Shika McKorley in the final of the McDan Foundation Training Matches today at the Accra Sports Stadium after the pair emerged winners of their semi-final matches yesterday.

Mariama will head into the final as the favourite having come down from a set to upset much-fancied Yvonne Bruce-Tagoe 4-6, 6-1, 6-4 in their semi-final.

Shika also held off a late challenge by Tracy Ampah to advance to the finals after a 6-1 7-5 result.

The ladies final will be followed by the Men's final which will feature second seed Johnson Acquah and the winner of yesterday's late semi-final Benjamin Fumi.

See the schedule for the final below;

In an interview after sealing his slot in the final after an early scare, Acquah who overpowered Reginald Okantey 4-6 6-4 6-4 said he was capable of beating anyone in the final.

"I'm not being overconfident, I just have faith in my ability and I know I will win this tournament, Acquah said.

"Like I have been saying, Ghana has a lot of good players but it's my time and I will surely go home with the prize money and trophy".

At stake for the winners of both finals is a GHS 1,000 cash prize each and trophy, while the runner-ups will earn GHS 700 each.

The tournament which started on Monday is part of an initiative by the McDan Foundation in collaboration with the Ghana Tennis Foundation to keep tennis players active.