Sunday, August 12, 2012

African Women's Soccer News

Omness and Juventus route opponents In Ivorian National Women's Football LeagueOmness Dabou crushed ES Abobo by 11-0 in the sixth week fixture of the Ivorian national league on Friday, August 10 at Robert Champroux Stadium to clinch second spot on the league table.Meanwhile league favorites Juventus thumped Olympic Yopougon San Pedro by 15-0 in a one sided game.Doves Ebimpe lost to Djidje Divo by 3 goals to 1.
Other matches scheduled for Saturday August 11, are as follows; Eleven Sisters will take on
 Stella Club whiles Joan D'Arc lock horns with Lahou Ebimpe.

The 13th week of soccer in the women's Division 1 league kicks off with fans itching to see the return of players who featured for the Cameroon women's national team at the 2012 London Olympics.Matches lined up for the First Division National Women's Football Championship are as follows;
Sunday, August 12, 2012.
FC Girls Lorema Ydé vs A.S. Police of Yaounde

Monday, August 13, 2012
AS Locomotive vs Yaounde Scorpio Moungo
Canon Sportif of Yaounde vs Femina Stars Ebolowa
Franck Rohliceck School of Douala Yaounde vs Louves MINPROFF
ASFF DU DIAMARE vs Gentile Ladies de Bamenda

Falconets Cruise to 4-1 win In World Cup Warm Up Match
NIGERIA'S U-20 Women National Team, Falconets, yesterday continued their build up to the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup with a 4-1 victory over Widek University female team in a warm up match played at the Namhae Public Stadium in Korea.

Nigeria goals were scored by Ebere Orji, Charity Adule, Chisom Henry and Asisat Oshoala in both halves of the encounter.

First Assistant Coach, Florence Omagbemi, commended the level of opposition saying: “It was a good game for our team and a good build up to the World Cup. So far we are satisfied with the sides that we have played since coming to Korea.“

by Israel Ojoko


Gauteng wins the AWL National Championships 2012 title 
A hat-trick by Palesa Mvala of North West was not enough to stop Gauteng from lifting the Absa Women’s League National Championships 2012 title.

Nine goals were scored in the final which was played on Thursday, 09 August 2012 at the Galeshewe Stadium in Kimberley, Northern Cape – a fitting way to celebrate Women’s Day.

It was third time lucky for Gauteng who lifted the trophy in 2009, 2010 and 2012 – with Eastern Cape winning it in 2011.

Gauteng defeated surprise package of the tournament North West by six goals to three (6-3).

The champions made their intentions very clear when they took the lead in the 11 th minute through Mavhungu Manyanya, before Mvala equalised four minutes later.

Maria Lebusa celebrated her 17 th birthday with a goal that restored Gauteng’s lead as they went to the break.

Mvala kept her side in the hunt for the title with her second strike shortly after the restart but Belina Sibisi – chosen as the Player of the Tournament – put Gauteng back in control with a goal in the 42 nd minute. Four minutes later, Prudence Setuasi stretched the lead to 4-2, and a double strike by Agnes Manzini put the result beyond doubt with Mvala scoring in-between the goals.

Gauteng won 6-3.

Among others, the match was attended South African Football Association’s (SAFA) National Executive Members (NEC) Theodore Khupe, Nomsa Mahlangu, Sam Masitenyane and Lefore Lerefole, as well as SAFA CEO Dr Robin Petersen.

“We are thrilled with the way the tournament unfolded despite the bitingly-cold conditions throughout the week. What we saw today was a great improvement from the time this tournament was launched four years ago,” said Masitenyane, who is also the Chairperson of the SAFA Competitions Committee.

“It is obvious that Banyana Banyana has inspired many of the girls here because we now see the number of players is growing across the country. But we would still love to see parents supporting their children so we can make this a family affair. And we also call upon the corporate world to come on board to help us develop these players for the sake of our national teams.”

The tournament has been sponsored by Absa since its inception in 2009.

“Development of women’s football is very important to us, and we are glad to have been part of the improvement over the years. What we saw during this week are future national team players and they need all the support they can get from all of us,” said Steward Masela, Absa Sponsorship Manager, who was also among the crowd.

“It is also a fitting tribute to all women that nine goals were scored on the 9 th of August when we celebrate Women’s Day.”

Earlier in the day, Free State claimed bronze after defeating KwaZulu Natal by one goal to nil (1-0) in the third place play-off.

Shiwe Nogwanya scored the solitary goal to take her tally to nine in the tournament, helping her scoop the Top Goal Scorer award.

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