Hasaacas Ladies rallied to beat Fabulous Ladies 2-1 to win the inaugural Ghana National Women’s League on Saturday.
Striker Jennifer Cudjoe’s scored all the two goals from the spot-kick as the Sekondi-based side rallied from a goal down to emerge champions at the Accra Sports Stadium.
Kumasi-based Fabulous Ladies shot ahead after 20 minutes through Black Queens striker Agnes Aduako.
Midfielder Alice Kusi sent a through ball to Aduako who beat one player before being whacked down by Regina Antwi.
Twenty minutes later, Hasaacas levelled from the spot through Cudjeo after Belinda Anane fouled Samira Sulemana inside the box.
Cudjoe was the heroine for the day when she tucked in another penalty kick after Sulemana was impeded inside the box.
Fabulous won the Northern Zone with 28 points and Hasaacas Ladies topped the Southern Zone with 22 points.
Fabulous Ladies will face Hasaacas Ladies in the National Women’s League final play-off in Accra on Saturday.
The winner will be crowned the first champions of the maiden champions of the Ghanaian Women’s top-flight.
Fabulous won the Northern Zone with 28 points; nine more than the second place team Soccer Intellectuals.
Immigration Ladies finished in third place after amassing 18 points from ten matches in the six-team table.
Hasaacas Ladies topped the Southern Zone with 22 points. Prisons Ladies came in second with 19 points.
FIFA has written to the Nigerian Football Federation over reports that lesbians had been banned from playing football in the West African nation.
A FIFA spokesman confirmed the letter but emphasised it was a preliminary inquiry.
Nigerian media reports have widely quoted Dilichukwu Onyedinma, head of the country’s women’s football league, as saying lesbian players would not be allowed to compete.
“Any player that we find is associated with it will be disqualified,” Onyedinma was quoted as saying.
“We will call the club chairmen to control their players, and such players will not be able to play for the national team,” she added.
Gay rights campaigners including the Federation of Gay Games, the European Gay and Lesbian Sport Federation (www.eglsf.info), Football v Homophobia and AllOut (www.allout.org) said they had written to FIFA president Sepp Blatter about the alleged ban.
“The organisations sending this letter believe that FIFA must now take firm,” said the campaigners in a statement.
The move by the NFF would contravene FIFA’s anti-discrimination policies and it is understood the world governing body has sent a letter to the Nigerian FA asking for clarification.
It is a tricky issue for FIFA, however, because homosexuality is illegal under Nigerian law.
Mas-ud Draman has expressed his disappointments with the inability of the Black Maidens to win the 2012 African Women’s National Tema of the Year accolade at Thursday’s GLO-CAF Awards in Accra.
The Ghanaians were beaten to the award by Equitorial Guinea, who won the African Women’s Championship on home soil.
The Black appeared to be favourites for the crown after their sterling performance at the 2012 FIFA Under-17 Women’s World Championship, where they won bronze.
The Asante Kotoko trainer who guided the team to win Africa’s first ever medal at the world showpiece, feels disappointed.
“I was disappointed because many Ghanaians were expecting us to win that category,” Draman told Accra-based Happy FM
“But when I look at the criteria for the award, then you may have little to say.
“But I’m still surprised because what we did was historic and deserved to be in there.
“Nevertheless this should spare us on as a country to work hard.”