Fidous Yakubu hit a second-half brace and Mukarama Abdulai added another as Hasaacas Ladies turned the tie on its head with three second goals to secure 3-1 win against Essiam Socrates.
Our league match against the Essiam Socrates Ladies produced four goals, with our ladies scoring very late to secure all three points at the Sekondi Gyandu Park, a return to the venue since May 2023.
It was match-day two of the Malta Guinness Women’s Premier League at Gyandu Park. This was our first home league game of the season, as we began the defense of our Southern Zone title.
How we lined up:
- Grace Banwaa maintained her position as first-choice goalkeeper; Vera Afful, Veronica Baah Kuma, Ama Bennie Appiah, and Sylvia Osei were in defense; Fidous Yakubu, Mary Opoku Ndali, Linda Epo andComfort Owusu played in midfield, with Fatoumata Tamboura deployed as strikers alongside Mukarama Abdulai on the day.
On our substitute bench were:
1. Diana Maaweremou (GK), 12 Irene De-graft, 13 Vivian Cudjoe, 17 Rita Boansi, and 26 Comfort Janny
Only one change was affected: Sylvia Osei pulled off after sustaining an injury in the 43rd minute and was replaced by Vivian Cudjoe.
The game began on a high note as we were comfortable with the ball and stringing a lot of passes together in the first fifteen minutes.
However, the away team took us by surprise by pulling the first trigger in the eighteenth minute through Blessing Fosua Agyei, and that was how the first half ended with a goal down into the tunnel.
In the 66th minute, midfield maestro Fidous Yakubu drew us level with a powerful free-kick the opposition’s goalkeeper could do nothing about, bringing us back into the game in an intensive manner.
One minute after regulation time, center forward Mukarama Abdulai continued her scoring-spree form as she powered us into a crucial lead with a beautiful strike.
Just when we thought we were ending with a narrow win, Fidous Yakubu cemented our victory with a last-minute goal to extend the score line by a two-goal margin.
The referee whistled for the end of full time a few minutes later.
Abiba Issah, Success Ameyaa, Yazdadatu Suleiman, Abigail Sakyiwaa, and Fatimata Fuseini were missing in action due to their participation in national team duty.
Rubby Osei and Alicia Sarpong were also out of the squad due to injuries.
This is our second victory in two matches, with Mukarama Abdulai and Fidous Yakubu scoring two goals each this season.
We will face Lady Strikers in our next fixture in the Malta Guinness Women’s Premier League match day three coming Saturday, November 12, 2023 at home, Sekondi Gyandu Park.