Real Upper Ladies have promised to make a second round of 8 berth in the Sanford Women’s Fa cup competition.
The second edition of the Sanford Health Clinics sponsored competition will see the Upper West side lock horn with Ashtown Ladies at the Wa SHS Park for their outstanding round of 16 tie.
Real Upper, who are having their second stint in the National Women’s League advanced to the last 8 of the competition last season after beating Celebrant Ladies 3-0 but eventually lost to finalist, Fabulous Ladies by 4-1.
They have however targeted going beyond the quarters this season but would have to beat Ashtown Ladies who also reached the last 8 after a 10-0 thrashing of former premiership side Sharp Arrows. Ashtown also lost 2-1, away to Ampem Darkoa ladies in the other quarter final.
The match between these two delayed as Candy Soccer Academy ladies from Brong Ahafo filled in a protest after their round of 32 game against Real Upper which the former lost by 2-1. Candy Ladies protest was however dismissed by the Disciplinary Committee of the Ghana Football Association as it wasn’t filled within the 3 days stipulated time from the day of the match.
Real Upper shared the spoils 0-0 with Ashtown in week four of the National Women’s League at Wa.
Tijani Umar Farouk is the CEO and Coach of Real Upper and he tells TalksenseSports they will definitely win to advance to the next stage.
“We are expecting to win the match and definitely we will win. The last match we played at Tamale was very bad and the players are not happy. Since the league started, that was the match they really performed and unfortunately our heaviest defeat. The girls therefore want to use the match against Ashtown to bounce back. We target going beyond last 8 this season but we have to win against Ashtown first.”
The winner of this tie will play Ampem Darkoa at Techiman, in the next round.
Real Upper are currently sitting bottom of the Northern zone league log with 2 points after the first round of matches.
Meanwhile the second round of the National Women’s League will begin on the weekend of July 16/17, 2917.
By: Davis Attuquaye Clottey