Ghana champions Hasaacas Ladies are looking forward to booking the semifinal spot when they face Mali’s AS Mande on Monday at the 30 June Stadium in Cairo.
The Group A Matchday 2 of the ongoing TotalEnergies CAF Women’s Champions League, Egypt 2021 could be decisive for both Western sides, as they come from contrasting opening day results last Friday.
Date: 8 November 2021
Time: 19:00 Cairo time (17:00 GMT)
Venue: 30 June Stadium, Cairo
Match: Hasaacas Ladies (Ghana) v AS Mande (Mali)
Hasaacas Ladies – One more win!
After winning their WAFU-B qualification series, Hasaacas came to Cairo in confidence that they can achieve more. They proved so in their opening game, where they defeated Equatorial Guinea Malabo Kings 3-1 to go joint top of the group with hosts Wadi Degla.
Now, the Ghanaians need one more win to reach the semifinals and continue their fairytale dream of being the first-ever African women’s club champions. And they will look to their star Evelyn Badu to add more to her opening game brace.
What they said
“We are in the right direction. The future looks very bright and it’s a gradual process,” Yusif Basigi, Coach
AS Mande – Moving forward from the opening shock
It took just two minutes for AS Mande to concede the tournament’s first goal, as the Malians looked a bit shaky against the hosts Wadi Degla in the opening game. The shock was doubled soon after, and despite pulling one back through Awa Traore, they ended losing 3-1.
Mande will have to move forward from that shock and secure a win against Hasaacas in case they need to revive their qualification hopes. It’s a tough mission against a side that proved toughness in their opening win as well.
What they said
“Losing the first match in group stage can be recovered but losing any matches can be very hurtful. So, we plan to focus on the next games,” coach Abdramane Maiga.