Defender of Berry Ladies FC, Victoria Osei says the Southern Zone has been more competitive than the Northern Zone in the ongoing Ghana Women’s Premier League (WPL).
Playing for the first time in the Southern Zone, the “Sweet Berries” defender acclaimed her Zone as competitive in comparison to the Northern Zone during an interview with SportsAfric.
“So far, our Zone is the toughest looking at matches we have played so far. Soccer intellectuals were adamant on loosing after we beat them 3-1 at Ajumako. They gave us a tough time but all the same we proved our place with a second win over them” Victoria expressed.
She continued: “Playing against Sea Lions was also a problem due to the bad nature of the Robert Mensah park, however, we still pushed through without using that as a yardstick to lose” .
Meanwhile, the league has recommenced, with all sixteen teams set to battle it out to the apex of the league table.
The clubs halted their trainings for a quick break before resuming for the second round, a situation which Victoria noted as a setback for their training sessions even though they will still strive for the ultimate as initially planned.
Berry Ladies FC will be hosting the “officers of the law”, Police Ladies, at home this weekend in Madina.
In the first round, Police Ladies targeted a win at home but the “Sweet Berries” were able to bag the full three points without hesitation.
“Our performance against Police Ladies in the first leg was great, personally I had a good game since I was pushed to do more. Hosting them this weekend will be a repetition of history because our determination is to grab all the needed points” Victoria concluded.
In a related development, President of the Ghana Football Association, Kurt Edwin-Simeon Okraku has elaborated on the quality of pitches in Ghana which has been a pressing issue for sometime now.
He mentioned bad maintenance culture as the bane of the pitches during an interview with Footballinghana.
“So to say, generally, we don’t have bad pitches in the country but if the pitches are not maintained and if the grass are not attended to over time, we will see bad pitches coming out and it’s one of the key reasons why I spoke and have pursued the idea of a borehole strategy to supply water to the people which I’m sure the country is very much expectant of we rolling out that strategy but let’s be patient”, Mr. Okraku said.
Story by: Nana Akua Fremah Gyamfi