Ghanaian defender Comfort Yeboah shined through the night at the Laurent Pokou Stadium in San Pedro during Ampem Darkoa Ladies’ opening game in the CAF Women’s Champions League campaign.
The Ghanaian side came from behind to record a 2-1 win in their first group stage match when they came head-on with defending Champions AS FAR of Morocco on Monday night thanks to Yeboah.
Ampem Darkoa was down by a goal through the opponent’s opener by Najat Badri inside 15 minutes.
The equalizer came after recess in the 57th minute when Yeboah chanced on the ball and delivered a clinical strike.
She decided the game in the 62nd minute when her second strike was loosely facilitated into the net by AS FAR’s defender Nouhaila Benzina.
Yeboah was crowned Woman of the Match.
In an interview with CAF media, Yeboah expressed her joy at the hard-fought victory.
“I’m happy we have won…It was a tough game but we fought for a win.”
She disclosed lectures from the head Coach, Nana Joe Adarkwa, in the dressing room egged them on for the second half.
Coach Adarkwa is certain the ladies are on track to win the league this season.
He is quoted as saying, “We are here to win and bring the trophy home. We are on the right track. It was determination that made the difference. During the break, we had a serious talk with the players, and they reacted well in the second half.”
At the same stadium on Thursday, Ampem Darkoa will face AS Mande at 8:00 pm in the second group game.