Sanford FA Cup: Sylvian Amankwa Mensah’s goal wins trophy for Prisons Ladies

Sanford FA Cup: Sylvian Amankwa Mensah’s goal wins trophy for Prisons Ladies

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Prison’s Ladies’ left winger, Sylvian Amankwa Mensah’s first half strike engineered what will become the Northerners first major trophy as a professional team.

Defending champion, Police Ladies were smacked with an unexpected blow; a magnificent run of games in the two years old competition was halted by the team from the Brong Ahafo Region after what will described as a closely contested 90 minute.

Rasheeda Inkoom’s cross from the right flank met a strong boot from the heroine on the day, Sylvian Amankwa Mensah to ensure the first half ended 0:1 to the team that covered more distance for the final.

The experienced Ivy Koli came close to ensuring parity, but the well worked out offside line denied her on countless occasions as the team entered the tunnel with the scoreline still at 1:0.

The return to the field saw Coach Rashid Azumah sticking to more robust midfield play with Kubrah Abubakar, Acheampong Juliet and Sylvian Amankwa Mensah ensuring there was the right support to protect the lead.

The ever dependable Rita Okyere of Prisons Ladies claimed the best applauds on the day, commanding the back line to ensure a waterlogged defence.

Police Ladies best chance of the game on the path of Gbenyo Mawusi – a pass from the left side of Prisons Ladies’ defence, well controlled and served on a plate to Mawusi inched off the goal post.

The undefeated Police Ladies saw defeat for the first time at the Cape Coast Stadium, one which denied them the chance of winning the Sanford FA Cup for the second season running since its introduction.

Prisons Ladies are champions of the 2016-17 season.

This article was written by George Duah, a multimedia online manager at Focus 1 Media(Spice Fm Online and Beach FM Online) – George Duah can be contacted via gmail account,, on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook as George Nitro Duah.