The Theodosia Okoh hockey stadium in Accra was filled with joy and ecstasy as Ghana’s GRA ladies emerged winners in the 2018 Hockey African Club Championship having beaten Telkom.
The 20th edition of the Africa Cup for Club Champions [ACCC] Women’s category came to an end on Saturday, January 28, 2018 with excitements and some heartbreaking moments.
The duel [between GRA and Telkom] was a repeat of the 2017 final. The sides had also met earlier in the round robin stage with Telkom beating GRA by a lone goal.
With revenge on their minds, the ladies from GRA mounted huge pressure on Telkom but the defense and goalkeeper stood tall.
The first two quarters saw GRA play great hockey, but their front line failed to convert chances that came their way. Telkom on the other hand had their own share of the cake from penalty corners, but failed to make it count.
The final quarter gave spectators what they had been yearning for as goalkeeper Cynthia Onyango parried a hit from a GRA player into the path of Roberta Sarfoa who made no mistake to slot it home in the 56th minute.
The goal brought the entire stadium into a rapturous mood as Ghana was on her way for a first ever gold medal in ACCC.
Source: Sammy Heywood Okine
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