*At maiden edition of CAF Women’s Champions League
Story: Paloma KOYENSO
Hasaacas Ladies has been crowned silver medalist at the just -ended maiden edition of CAF Women’s Champions League tournament held in Egypt.
The dream of the Ghanaian side becoming the first club to win the the tournament was ended by South Africa’s Mamelodi Sundowns who beat the Ghanaian champions 2-0 in the final on Friday,November 19,2021
Goals from Chuene Morifi and Andisiwe Mgcoyi sank the hearts of Ghanaians and Hasaacas Ladies in an epic final at the 30 June Stadium in Egypt.
With the prize of being the ultimate queens of Africa at stake, it was Mamelodi Sundowns who had the better of the ladies from Ghana to extend their three-year unbeaten run in all competition.
Yussif Basigi’s side started the game the livelier of the two sides but struggled to break down a resolute Mamelodi Sundowns who had not conceded all throughout the tournament.
Against the run of play, Chuene Morifi was picked out in the box and she cheekily put the ball at the back of the net before the end of the first half.T
The South African giants dominated the second half and were rewarded for their swift counter pressing with a goal when Andisiwe Mgcoyi was left without a marker and she coolly dispatched the ball into the back of the net.
As the game progressed, Hasaacas Ladies did not find their feet in the game and were rightfully beaten, having also had a woman sent off.
However,Hasaacas Ladies’ Evelyn Badu was named the best player of the tournament
The 19-year-old scored 5 goals in the course of the tournament and took home the award as consolation after missing out of winning the main trophy
The midfielder had an impressive tournament and started the competition in a spectacularly, scoring a brace against Malabo Kings in Hasaacas Ladies’ 3-1 win.
Badu then went on to bag another brace against AS Mande of
Mali in the second group game of the competition but did not score in Hasmal’s 2-2 draw against Wadi Degla.
The forward-thinking midfielder who was on red-hot form found the back of the net in Hasaacas Ladies’ 2-1 win over Moroccan side, ASFAR in the semifinals.