Captain of Sea Lions, Theresa Ackon Cobbinah says the target for her side is to win the ultimate trophy at stake in the ongoing Normalisation Committee Women Special Competition as the team battle with perennial ‘foes’, Hasaacas Ladies in the semi finals at Gyandu Park on Monday.
Having won the first leg away to Hasaacas 4-1, Theresa says they are not carried away by the earlier results at all knowing that the home team are planning a revenge.
‘’We won the first leg 4-1 and for us that’s history. What is important now is Monday’s game. We are very confident that should we approach this match with the same commitment as we did the last one, we will not just win on Monday but we will make the finals.
Our ultimate goal is to lift the trophy for the people of Elmina who have backed us all the way. And to be able to do that, we need to remain focus and also to play to the coach’s instructions. For now we are working really hard in training as our coach is fine tuning the tactics he would like us to employ on Monday’, she said.
Going into the match, Hasaacas Ladies and their coach Yusif Basigi would like to avenge the humiliating 4-1 defeat they suffered in the hands of Sea Lions. Considering the experience of the ‘Doooo’ Ladies, many tipped them over the BotweakuMba but an energetic performance from the ‘Nduom girls’ surprised even their critics as they came away from Bompeh School Park with not just the result but a huge psychological victory.
‘Our defending must be top notch against Hasaacas Ladies on Monday’- Blessing
Knowing how crucial defence would be if their dream of going past Hasaacas Ladies is materialised, defender Blessing Agbomadze says her colleagues are prepared for the challenge the team from the West intend throwing at them. She says having the knowledge of their opponents from previous games serves them a better view of what to expect.
She expects a much tougher test this round, but she says they are up to the challenge.
‘Since we have played with them before,we have learned more about them and know how to handle them not to concede any goal against them so we are going all out for a win’. And we very certain that the tactics of our coach will work for us once again’.
Sea Lions made the semi finals after coming through a tough group phase challenge against LadyStrikers, Soccer Intellectuals and Hasaacas Ladies. In the quarter finals, Sea Lions defeated Halifax Ladies 2-0 on aggregate to advance to the semi finals.
Monday’s game promises to be exciting for the football enthusiasts who will throng the park to catch a glimpse.
Source: Nana Agyemang