CAF Women’s Champions League: Badu scores winner as Hasaacas Ladies reach final

Evelyn Badu was the heroine on Monday, scoring the winner as Hasaacas Ladies made history by reaching the final of the first ever CAF Women’s Champions League.

Hasaacas Ladies beat ASFAR of Morocco 2-1 in an entertaining semi-final encounter at the Al Salam Stadium in Cairo to book a ticket in the final.

The Ghanaian side lived dangerously at the back in the first 20 minutes but ASFAR could not punish them due to their indecisiveness.

However, Hasaacas Ladies looked good in attack and opened the scoring in the 36th minute when lanky attacker Doris Boaduwaa headed in a corner.

It took just nine minutes for the Moroccans to draw level with midfielder Najat Badri scoring on the stroke of halftime.

Hasaacas squandered a golden opportunity to go ahead in the 64th minute as Perpetual Agyekum failed to score a penalty. She hit the post before an opportunity to hit the rebound was cleared by the Moroccan defence.

The penalty miss didn’t affect Hasaacas as they kept playing at a high level.

They were rewarded in the 77th minute when midfielder Badu carefully guided her header from close range into the net after a brilliant cross from the right, recording her fifth goal of the tournament.

Yussif Basigi’s ladies defended well to seal their progression to the final, where they will face either Mamelodi Sundowns or Malabo Kings on Friday.

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Hasaacas Ladies are seeking to end the year with four trophies, having already captured the Women’s Premier League, FA Cup and WAFU Zone B championship.

By Enoch Fiifi Forson||Ghana