The Ghana Football Association (GFA) has confirmed the Madina Astro Turf Park as the venue for the final play-off to decide this year’s Ghana Women’s Premier League (GWPL) today, June, 26, 2021.
The match will be between the southern zone winners, Sekondi Hasaacas Ladies and the winners of the northern zone, Ampem Darkoa Ladies who clash for the third time in the league decider.
According to organisers, the choice of the Madina Park for the play off is keeping with the tradition of choosing a neutral venue for the game.
The game will also be broadcast live on Max TV as well as streamed live on the Facebook page of the GWPL.
The day has coincided with the start of the Greater Accra Regional Football Association’s (GARFA) women’s league which incidentally will also be at the Madina Park.
Consequently, the GFA says it will liaise with the GARFA to turn the day into a women’s football festival which will be climaxed with the GWPL champions play off.
The GARFA matches will start at 8am, with the play-off scheduled for 3:30pm.
To ensure that attendance is controlled, the GFA has further hinted that a token will be charged at the gates.
The chairperson of the Women’s Premier League Management Committee, Mrs Hillary Boaten in an interview with the Daily Graphic, said that the GFA could not have made a better choice with the selection of Madina.
She said, apart from the venue being a neutral venue for the two teams, the seats provide some comfort for the teeming spectators who will attend the game, as well as it provides security which would make it easier to control the crowd.
“Madina has been a good ground for women’s football this season. Indeed, it was a choice between Madina and McDan La Town Park, but in the end, Madina was chosen because it has more seats and it is also easier to control the crowd.
“You know there is still a cap of 25 per cent on spectators attendance so we need to have a venue where that could be done and from the options, Madina was found to be the best,” Mrs Boaten said.
Meanwhile, the GFA Referees Committee has appointed FIFA Referee Joyce Obenewaa Appiah as the referee for the game.
Assisting Ms Obenewaa Appiah on the lines will be Beatrice Thaud and Doris Asuman Darko, with Rita Nkansah Boateng as the fourth referee.
The Match Commissioner will be Ama Brobbey Williams.