Ampem Darkoa (Ghana) and holders, ASFAR FC (Morocco) will play in the semi final of the 2023 CAF Women’s Champions League after the both recorded victories in the final Group A games on Sunday.
Ghanaian champions defeated Huracanes (Equatorial Guinea) 3-1 at Stade Amadou Gon Coulibaly, Khorogo, Ivory Coast.
Ampem Darkoa started the match with Deborah Brown, Martha Appiah, Diana Amoako, Linda Owusu Ansah, Ophelia S Amponsah, Tracey Twum, Jennifer Owusuaa, Comfort Yeboah, Mabel Amoyaw, Abena Anoma Opoku, and Nancy Amoh.
For Huracanes, Dolores Hernandez Masongo, Inmaculada Avelina Abang, Angelina Obono, Marie Yolande, Cecilia Akeng, Elena Obono, Nuria Baita, Catalina Andeme, Julia Raquel, Christiane Ebenye, and Marie Ovaha started the encounter.
The Ghanian champions broke the deadlock within the first ten of the first half from a set piece.
Tracey Twum scored from the free kick to open the scoring for Ampem Darkoa in the ninth minute of play.
She doubled the lead for Ampem Darkoa in the 72nd minute off a rebound after initial attempt hit the post.
Substitute, Yanyimaya Gnabekan made it 3-0 before Christine Essombe pulled one goal back for Huracanes in the additional minutes of the second half.
In San Pedro, ASFAR FC also secured a 2-0 win against AS Mande (Mali).
Fatou Dembele unfortunate own goal in the fifth minute gave the holders a 1-0 lead.
The most valuable player of the tournament in 2022, Fatima Tagnaout doubled the lead for the Moroccan champions in the 37th minute.
Overall, Ampem Darkoa top the group with six points and will face CS Casablanca (Morocco) in the last four.
The repeat of last year’s final which ended 4-0 in favour of ASFAR FC has been activated as Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies faces holders in the semi final.