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#WPLSuperCup: Soccer Intellectuals pip Berry Ladies to top Group A

Soccer Intellectuals defeated Berry Ladies 1-0 to take charge of Group A of the novel Women’s Premier Super Cup competition at Madina Zurak Park on Thursday.

The two sides entered the second game of the opening day knowing victory will see them top the standings, having witnessed favourites Ampem Darkoa settle for a 2-2 draw with Prisons Ladies in the tournament opener played in the morning.

Soccer Intellectuals, the team from the Central Region, took their clearest chance early against a Berry side who were playing at their home grounds and held it firm till the blast of the final whistle.

Jennifer Adjei Mensah got the goal in the 25th minute. Finding herself free with a loose ball after a big boot from a free-kick hit from the centre, the 17-year-old swiftly hit low past Berry goalkeeper Portia Asante.

Berry Ladies – who were without head coach Mercy Tagoe-Quarcoo – struggled to put up a fight especially up front while Intellectuals also failed to increase their tally despite creating some decent chances.

Soccer Intellectuals captain Linda Addai was named Woman-of-the-Match.

The 8-club Women’s Premier Super Cup competition continues with the first matches in Group B on Friday.

Record league winners Sekondi Hasaacas Ladies – fresh from their silver-winning feat at the Caf Women’s Champions League in Egypt – begin the day’s matches against LadyStrikers at 11 am.

Kumasi Sports Academy and AshTown Ladies will then crown the day with an Ashanti derby later at 2 pm.

 

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