Last week’s Sanford Women’s FA Cup left the losing sides disappointed and the winners hopeful as they head into the semi-finals.
However, attention swings to the National Women’s League (NWL) with the disappointed sides now re-directing their focus and energy to getting good results and possibly win the title.
This weekend’s MatchDay 11 fixtures will be headlined by the Police Ladies versus Elmina Sea Lions game to be played at the MATS Park at Teshie on Sunday, as Police now forcefully push for the top while Sea Lions also fight to reclaim the lead they surrendered to LadyStrikers.
Last week, Sea Lions were unlucky as they lost 0-1 to Immigration in the FA Cup and they will be keen to make amends in the league even though the task is becoming much tougher.
Sea Lions had occupied the top spot for a greater part of the season, however two decisions from the Disciplinary Committee (DC) have seen positions changed with Dr Paa Kwesi Nduom’s side now pushed to second position.
The DC last Wednesday awarded LadyStrikers three points against Immigration Ladies for using an unregistered strip in their MatchDay Eight game.
The outcome of that decision has turned the contest for the title in the Southern Zone into a tight contest — LadyStrikers are on 19 points, Sea Lions on 17 points, with Police Ladies also joining in the fray on 15 points but with superior goals ahead of Immigration who also have 15 points.
Police Ladies will be out to avenge the 0-1 loss they suffered at the hands of Sea Lions, LadyStrikers will tomorrow host the whipping ladies of the southern zone, Holy Royals, having won 3-0 away to Royals in the first leg.
The challenge in the Northern Zone looks equally tight as Ampem Darkoa trek to Sunyani to face Prisons Ladies, while Kumasi Sports Academy play as guests to Fabulous Ladies.
In other matches, Hasaacas Ladies will try to claim all three points as they host Immigration Ladies, having played to a 1-1 draw in the first round; Samaria Ladies welcome Soccer Intellectuals to the Nungua Town Park.
Northern Ladies will host Lepo Ladies in a Tamale derby, Ashtown Ladies look set to add to the woes of Real Upper Ladies who are neck-deep in relegation.
Fabulous Ladies will seek to overturn the 0-1 loss they suffered at the hands of Kumasi Sports Academy in the first leg, with Prisons Ladies also out to avenge the 0-2 beating they suffered at the hands of Ampem Darkoa Ladies in the first round.