- Ntangti Innocentia and crew have been Referee in the Guinness Super League in as many seasons
- The opening game of the season will pit 5th placed Authentic against holders Lekie Filles
- The rest of the League matches will be played on Sunday across the country
Budding Cameroonian Referee Ntangti Innocentia Njang has been appointed lead match officials for this Saturday’s Guinness Super League opener pitting Authentic Ladies of Douala against defending champions Lekie Filles of Yaounde.
The game scheduled at the Bepanda Omnisport Annex stadium will be managed by a cream of upcoming match officials led by Ntangti fresh from the FIFA match officials internship in Yaounde. The Northwest prodigy will be accompanied by Djonreba Adeline as first assistant referee while back-to-back women’s assistant referee of the year Chin Valentine completes the on the pitch that has Southwest-based Chebe Akwani as fourth official.
The 3pm kick-off will mark the return will mark the return of women’s top-flight football in the country after a three-months close-season break from when Lekie Filles won the championship in June.
Authentic Ladies with new trainer Hassan Ibrahim, who doubles ac new head coach of the U-20 Lionesses will be hoping to get only their second win in five matches against a Lekie side that beat them home and away last season.
Authentic Ladies’ top scorer last season could line up for Lekie, after completing a switch to the center region outfit a few weeks ago. Nana Oceane is faced with the reversed situation having moved to Authentic after winning the league as a fringe player with Lekie Filles.
15-year-old Kiki Meva, could make her debut for the Douala outfit after opting for a switch to the Littoral region on the heels of a brilliant season at AS Fortuna.
Ngole Chelsea could make her debut for Authentic, having switched from Awa Filles FC to the Douala outfit.
For the first time in history, the Guinness bankrolled championship has set gate takings of 500 FCFA per ticket for fans willing to attend matches.
12 clubs, including newcomers Ita Mbong of the Northwest and Dja Sports of the South Region will compete in the championship expected to run for six months as teams battle for the ten Millions FCFA prize money reserved for the next champion.
Ntangti, Chin, Djonreba, Chebe and others are expected to be regulars across the season.
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