GHANA-Northern zone leads statistics of NWL first round

cb4da04fcbff73cd3d1bd4ee26348f45_l-1The Northern zone of the National Women’s league season 5, leads in all statistics of the first round. The zone, which has the defending champions Ampem Darkoa ladies also have debutants Kumasi Sports Academy ladies displaying good football.

After 7 matches played, Ampem Darkoa Ladies and Ladystrikers from the Northern and Southern zones respectively are yet to taste defeat. Ampem Darkoa has won 6 matches and drawn 1 while Ladystrikers have won 3 matches and drawn 4.

In the other way round, Real Upper ladies and Holy Royals are also yet to win a match. While Real Upper has played 2 draws, Holy Royals have managed just 1.

Interestingly, a total of 161 goals have been scored in the first round with 99 goals coming from the Northern zone and 62 from the Southern zone.

There have been 14 clean sheets with 5 in the Northern zone and 9 in the Southern zone. Kumasi Sports Academy have kept the 3 clean sheets. Other teams that have kept 2 clean sheets include Ampem Darkoa, Sea Loins, Soccer Intellectuals, Ladystrikers, and Immigration ladies. Ashtown ladies and Police Ladies have both kept 1 clean sheet.

There has been 10 home wins and 9 away wins in the Northern zone, with 7 draws, 1 ending barren.

The Southern zone recorded 12 home wins and 6 away wins with 10 draws, 4 ending goalless.

The highest number of goals scored in a match is 9. That game saw Northern ladies beat Real Upper, 6-3 on match day 7. The least number of goals scored is 6 in week 4 in the Northern zone and 5 in week 2 in the Southern zone. The highest is 21 in the Northern zone in week 5 and 12 in the Southern zone in week 6.

In the Northern zone, Ampem Darkoa have scored the highest goals (22) but not the least conceded (7), 1 more than what Kumasi Sports Academy have conceded.

Fabulous ladies are the only team to have conceded the same number of goals scored (15)

Samaria ladies have scored the highest goals in the Southern zone (11) but have also conceded the highest goals (14). Ladystrikers and Police Ladies have both conceded 3 goals in 7 matches, but Ladystrikers have scored 2 more than Police.

The points build up in the Northern zone together is 77 while that of the southern zone is 73.

The start date of the second round has however been postponed with a new date to be announced later by the Women League Board. It was originally scheduled to kick off this weekend, July 15/16, 2017.


By: Davis Attuquaye Clottey

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