February 28, 2024

Hasaacas Ladies and Malabo Kings reach Women’s Champions League semi-finals

The BBC has reported that Ghanaian female team Hasaacas Ladies and Equatorial Guinea female side Malabo Kings have qualified for the semi-finals of the inaugural Women’s African Champions League after the final round of Group A games in Cairo.

Ghana’s Hasaacas Ladies finished top of the group after a 2-2 draw with Egyptians Wadi Degla, while Kings drew 1-1 with Mali’s AS Mande and progressed ahead of the hosts on head-to-head record. Equatorial Guineans Malabo Kings beat Wadi Degla 3-0 in the second round of group matches.

The other two semi-finalists will be decided on Friday when Group B concludes. Wadi Degla had twice led against Hasaacas Ladies in the 30 June Stadium, but the 12-time Egyptian champions missed out on a place in the last four after being pegged back.

Jasmin Zachwieja slotted into the bottom left-hand corner in the ninth minute but the Ghanaians equalised midway through the first half when Faustina Aidoo flicked in Perpetual Agyekum’s in-swinging free-kick from the right wing.

Noha Mamdouh quickly restored Wadi Degla’s lead with a curling free-kick from almost 30 yards out which crept past keeper Grace Buoadu, but Veronica Appiah netted a second equalizer four minutes into the second half with a close-range header.

Photo credit: Ghanaian Women Footballers

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