The 2021/22 Women’s Premier League (WPL) is gradually taking shape as it enters match-day seven between January 28 and January 31, 2022 and here’s a preview of the Southern Zone with some interesting pairings to be excited about.
We begin this week’s preview with a fixture between Hasaacas Ladies Football Club and Berry Ladies Football Club.
Holders Hasaacas Ladies will be playing at the Sekondi Gyandu Park against last season’s Southern Zone’s Runners Ups, Berry Ladies in a fixture that produced just a goal courtesy Milot Abena Pokuaa the last time out as the Giants finished with all three points.
Coach Yussif Basigi and his charges have failed twice on the bounce to win at home, sharing the spoils on both occasions on match-day 3 and 5 against Police Ladies and Sea Lions in a 2–2 and goalless draw games respectively.
Hasaacas Ladies will be welcoming five of its first-team regulars that missed the previous two games against Sea Lions and Immigration Ladies due to national team assignments. Evelyn Badu, Doris Boaduwaa, Grace Banwaa, Jafaru Rahama and Azumah Bugre are all expected to join the squad for this weekend’s encounter.
Berry Ladies will be having a full squad with the return of Susan Ama Duah, Monica Addai, Constance Serwah Agyemang and Sophaiah Agyakwaa from national team duties.
Berry Ladies will look to end the unbeaten run of Hasaacas Ladies as the only southern Zone side yet to taste a defeat after six game days thereby reducing the five-point gap between them.
This game definitely is one to look out for in line-ups this weekend.
Next will be the Cape Coast derby between Lady Strikers and Sea Lions at the Robert Mensah Sports Stadium.
The two Cape-Coast-based teams lock horns in search of supremacy. Lady Strikers are already sitting pretty in this quest opening a four-point gap against the winless Sea Lions after six games.
Sea Lions succumbed to their first defeat this season against Thunder Queens before then the Elmina-based side had gone five games drawing spree holding the record as the joint best defensive side shipping in just four goals alongside Hasaacas Ladies FC.
Lady Strikers will look to bounce back to winning ways after failing to pick a point in their last two games and look to bridge five points gap at the top of the league log.
It will be the match between the two debutants at the El Wak Sports Stadium when Army Ladies host Faith Ladies in a mid-table encounter.
Despite losing their first four encounters, Army Ladies have secured two wins on the trot beating Soccer Intellectuals and surprisingly winning afield against Police Ladies on match-day six which makes Sunday, January 30, 2022 encounter against fellow newbies Faith Ladies one to look out for.
Faith Ladies have shown a lot of promise in their opening six games; two wins, two draws and two defeats leaving them sixth on the log with eight points, two more than Army Ladies.
Army Ladies and Faith Ladies are coming into this game haven’t nicked victories against Police Ladies and Lady Striker, two of the top teams in the zone in game week six and set them up for a must-watch encounter.
Opening the week up will be Thunder Queens hosting Immigration Ladies at the Carl Rheindorf Park on Friday.
Thunder Queens are approaching this game with a victory away to Sea Lions, handing the Elmina-based side their first defeat of the season in six outings.
In second position with eleven points from a possible eighteen points against rocked bottom Immigration Ladies that are yet to win a game this season.
The last fixture for the week is Police Ladies against Soccer Intellectuals at the McDan La Town Park on Sunday, January 30, 2022.
After succumbing to a first defeat in six outings Police Ladies will be looking forward to a game against an Intellectuals side that are coming into the game without a win in that same period.
Soccer Intellectuals are the team with the least goals of the competition, three goals and have shipped in six goals whilst Police Ladies are averaging a goal every game in the six outings.