WAFU Zone B Women’s Champions League Qualifiers: Ampem Darkoa Dominates, Secures Spot in the Final

Ghana’s Ampem Darkoa Ladies, reigning champions in their home country, are primed for an exciting showdown against Nigerian giants, Delta Queens, in the climactic battle of the 2023 WAFU B Champions League qualifiers final.

The epic encounter is slated to unfold on Thursday afternoon at the illustrious Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin City, Nigeria.

Throughout this tournament, both teams have exhibited remarkable prowess, leaving spectators in awe. The victor of this final will earn the coveted ticket to the third edition of the prestigious CAF Women’s Champions League, a goal that has driven them to reach this decisive moment.

Ampem Darkoa Ladies, affectionately known as the ‘Nanamma’ girls, experienced the bittersweet taste of reaching the final last season but were defeated 3-0 by another formidable Nigerian team, Bayelsa Queens. This time around, they are resolute in their determination to surmount that hurdle and secure the coveted top position.

This season, the team has showcased their excellence by netting an impressive 13 goals while conceding just 4 in the three exhilarating matches they’ve played so far. One standout performer has been Mary Amponsah, who has taken the tournament by storm with an astounding eight goals, earning her the coveted title of the tournament’s top scorer.

The remarkable journey of Ampem Darkoa Ladies in this edition commenced with a thrilling 4-2 victory over Togolese champions Amis du Monde. They continued their impressive form with a solid 3-1 win against Atletico de Abidjan. In the semifinals, they delivered a commanding performance, routing Beninese side Sam Nelly with an emphatic 6-1 victory.

On the opposing end, Delta Queens, the tournament’s host team, embarked on their campaign with gusto, securing a convincing 3-0 win over Burkinabe side USFA. Their momentum surged onward with a 2-0 triumph against Sam Nelly, followed by an electrifying 3-2 victory over Atletico FC.

The outcome of this monumental clash will not only determine the champions of the WAFU B Champions League qualifiers but will also grant the triumphant side the honor of representing their region in the upcoming third edition of the Women’s Champions League, set to grace the stages of Ivory Coast. The stage is set for an exhilarating battle of skill, determination, and sportsmanship as these two titans collide in pursuit of glory.

Written by Sylvester Dordzi

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