WPL: Darkoa, Pearlpia Ladies battle for top spot
There will be pure fireworks in the Northern Zone of the 2022/23 Malta Guinness Women’s Premier League match day-17 fixtures when leaders, AmpemDarkoa Ladies – on 28 points, face Supreme Ladies at the Bantama AstroTurf Park on Sunday, while rivals Pearlpia Ladies with same points also battle Ashtown Ladies at the same venue today.
Pearlpia Ladies will aim to continue their supremacy over the Kumasi-based side, having secured a 3-1 triumph in their previous meeting.
A win for the Tamale outfit would be a vital boost as they draw close to their maiden league title and looking to challenge AmpemDarkoa Ladies for the top spot.
The defending champions, who snatched a point last weekend against Tamale Ladies in a tough 1-1 stalemate, are keen on a turn-around, while Pearlpia Ladies’ game with Supreme Ladies also ended barren.
They will be eager to stretch the lead and hope their rivals fall against Ashtown Ladies to emerge zonal champions with a game left to spare.
At the Sunyani Coronation Park today, third-placed Prison Ladies will welcome fourth-placed Dreamz Ladies in a tough contest. The two teams are tied on same points (24), but Prison Ladies have a goal difference of eight, while the latter has six, making it difficult to predict the outcome.
Bottom-placed Candy Soccer Academy will today make a trip to the AliuMahama Stadium to face Tamale Ladies in a tough contest.
In the Southern Zone, reigning champions, Hasaacas Ladies will today visit the Robert Mensah Stadium as they square off with Lady Strikers.
The visitors will aim for a double over the side, having already secured a 3-1 victory against the Cape Coast side in the first round.
Though the home team brushed aside struggling Ridge City 6-1 last weekend away, it will still prove to be a tough hurdle to cross against a Hasaacas team yet to concede defeat in their last seven games.
A win will see Hasaacas Ladies wrap up the zonal league as the only female club with most laurels.
Today at the Carl-Reindorf Park in Dansoman, second-placed Faith Ladies will battle already-relegated outfit Ridge City Ladies.The Madina-based team are yet to pick a single win, having lost 13 and drawn 3 with only three points.
Essiam Socrates Ladies will be at the Mankessim AstroTurf Park when they lock horns with Police Ladies today.
Third-placed Army Ladies will come up against Soccer Intellectuals at the EduyawAssasan Park today, while on Monday, the Madina AstroTurf Park will see Berry Ladies take on struggling Thunder Queens.
BY LINUS SIAW