Following the weeks’ break that allowed the Black Queens and Black Princesses to undertake national assignments, Ghanaian soccer fans have been thrilled to female soccer action for two weekends now since the league resumed on Saturday, August 8, 2015.
The fixtures for week 8, 9 and 10 were postponed to pave way for the Princesses and Queens to play various qualifying matches. After that was done, the Ghana National Women’s League Board, released the fixtures for the three Match Days with new dates.
However with the 8th and 9th week fixtures now concluded, it was observed that there was poor officiating in some centres alongside match fixing between clubs.
In that regard, Week 10 fixtures which were initially scheduled for August 22 and 23, 2015 have been revised.
“The women’s league board (WLB) has announced that all matches for match day 10 of the national women’s league will be played on the same time and simultaneously to be in sync with what pertains in all national leagues. According to the management, the dates have been revised to august 22, 2015 at 3:00pm”
The main reason why the Women League Board took this decision is to avoid match fixing and corruption as the league gets to its climax according to member of the board, Leannier Addy.
Even though Ghana Football Association funds the entire competition, some of the clubs still faced challenges of incentives for the players, as result of lack of sponsorship for the various teams.
Addy says, she wants the National Women League to be free, fair, corruption free and a change in the situations of women’s football from men football.
In a phone interview with LadiesMarch, she said: “For now, our biggest constraint is financing and at this point of the league, the teams in top position will do anything to be there to qualify for the championship especially the four leading teams in both the southern and Northern zones.”
The National Women’s League board says it is hoping that the level of seriousness and commitment exhibited by all the twelve teams in the National Women’s League will qualify hard working teams to the championship and eventually the winner.
Leannier Addy added that the women’s league needs serious attention so she appealed for more sponsors to come board because GFA funds are not enough.