Flying Officers Cup: Nana Asantewaa shines as Naija Ratels FC share the spoils with Ghana Police Ladies FC

Police Ladies FC goalkeeper, Nana Asantewaa, put up a man of the match performance against the host team, Naija Ratels FC as the first match of the 2021 Flying Officers Cup against the Police Ladies FC of Ghana ended in a goalless draw at the Area 10 Sports Complex, Abuja.

Naija Ratels dominated from the beginning creating as many goal scoring chances, but failed to register a goal in over 90 minutes of play, with the likes of Oyinlola Olamide, Olamide Adugbe, twice in the first half, Zipeere Agama, severally, Oladeji Bunmi, in the first half of the encounter.

Ratels picked it from where they stopped in the first half, after resumption of play and at just four minutes into the second half, Zipeere Agama from a very tight angle, though could have done better, ballooned her ball off goal.

Police Ladies came close to scoring on the 63rd minutes, but for the brilliant save from Doris Ohia, the Ghanaian side couldn’t make the effort count.

Ratels came calling moments later with two opportunities in two minutes, Nana Asantewaa came up with another save to rescue of her team against a dangerous build up play from Ratels’ Adugbe Olamide and Aminat Bello. Ratels were denied by the woodwork two minutes later, but nothing came out of that as they had no one to follow up the rebound.

As the match reaches its climax, Police Ladies had some good run of attacks, but their forward lines weren’t equal to punish their wasteful host.

Woman of the match winner, Nana Asantewaa of Ghana Police Ladies

Ghana Police Ladies’ goalkeeper Nana Asantewaa earned her accolades as she was voted the woman of the match.

Actions resumes tomorrow as Royal Queens of Warri will trade tackles with Honey Badgers, Bayelsa Queens reviving their rivalry torch with FC Robo Queens by 10:30am. Other matches will see Osun Babes going head to head with Prince Kazeem Eletu FC by 1pm and SGH Academy against Confluence Queens by 3pm will wrap up the day’s actions.

Photos: Flying Officers Cup Media

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