Ampem Darkoa have given the strongest indication of their plan to win this season’s National Women’s League (NWL) final when they play defending champions, Sekondi Hasaacas, in Cape Coast on Sunday.
In an interview after their defeat in the semi-final of the Sanford Women’s FA Cup last Saturday, a patron of the team, Nana Ampem Darkoa, the queenmother of Techiman said: “There is no way we can lose this final again. Last season, we lost because we were inexperienced at that level, but now, we have gained enough experience and confidence to target the trophy.”
Coach Emmanuel Sarkodie, who watched his side’s painful loss to Fabulous Ladies 3-5 on penalties after a 2-2 draw, said they had to win to make up for their loss in the FA Cup.
“This season, we set out to achieve a double, sadly, we have missed out on the Sanford FA Cup so our only compensation will be to win the NWL title and that is what we’re focused on,” Coach Sarkodie said.
This season, his side have shown great improvement, leading as the best, scoring team having hit the back of the net in every game played, scoring 35 goals and conceding 15, with Princella Adubea leading the scorer’s chart with 19 goals.
“We may be young in women’s football, but we have worked hard to be where we are right now, and the best thing to show for our progress is to win the NWL and we’re focused on that. We are more hungry for success. Hasaacas have won it three times already, we have not won it before and that will be our drive to go for it on Sunday,” Coach Sarkodie stressed.