National Women's Soccer League For Ghana In 2013
The President of the Ghana Football Association Kwasi Nyantakyi has reiterated the Association’s commitment to developing women’s football and confirmed plans of staging the first ever women’s league in the country.
The GFA Chief says the Association will be introducing the National league for women from 2013, an improvement of the zonal championship it has been organizing for the past few years.
“For the third time running, we have organized zonal women’s football championships and this has been organized at considerable cost to the FA. We are very committed to the development of women’s football and will therefore like to move our commitment a much higher by introducing the National League for women effective next season,” Nyantakyi said.
“The National League will be made up of twelve clubs and the inaugural league will therefore start with four teams from the three zones of the country,” he further revealed.
Clubs from Northern, Upper East, Upper West and Brong Ahafo Regions will make up Zone One; Ashanti, Eastern and Western Regions will constitute Zone Two whilst Zone Three will have Greater Accra, Central and Volta Regions.
Eveline Noreses Appointed Deputy Coach
According to Head Coach of Women Football at the NFA Jacqueline Shipanga, the move came about the Department’s long Term Development Plan aimed at grooming various women into becoming top coaches and competes with their male counterparts.
“Eveline has been walking a similar path as I and being her current mentor I ‘am glad to say that we met at the then Windhoek College of Education and I immediately made her in charge of the WCE Amateachers Ladies Football Team. She has since grew her hunger for the game and her commitment has been unsurpassed”, Shipanga explained.
ETHIOPIA vs KENYA -INTERNATIONAL FRIENDLY
The Ethiopian women national soccer team “Dinkinesh” (Lucy), which has qualified for the final tournament of the 8th African Women Championship, defeated its Kenyan counterpart 5-0 in a friendly match played here yesterday. Lucy led 3-0 at half-time with two goals coming from Shitaye Sisay and an own goal scored by a Kenyan defender.
Although the Kenyan side played a better football in the second half, Lucy added two more goals through Rehima Zergaw and Shitaye, who scored a hat trick.