CAF/WCL Qualifiers: Determine Girls End Campaign with 2-0 Victory

The second batch of Determine Girls team members at the Roberts international airport upon arrival Photo: Determine Girls

Liberia women’s division champions Determine Girls ended their campaign in the WAFU Zone A CAF Women’s Champions League qualifier with a 2-0 win against Cape Verde champions Seven Stars.

Pauline Agbostu and Guinean international Bountou Sylla scored a goal apiece in each half as they finished 3rd in the mini-qualification tournament.

The win was the Liberian champions’ first and only in the tournament after losing their first two games.

Coach Robertson Warner and his girls lost 4-0 against Malian champions AS Mande in their second match and 2-1 against AS Dakar in their opening match.

Following their arrival back home, the women’s division champions thanked the leadership of the Liberia Football Association for the support during their participation in the tournament and promised to do better in their next appearance at the competition.

“We want to appreciate our LFA President, Mr. Mustapha I. Raji, VPA Sekou Konneh and the entire Executive Committee for their support to women’s football. We also want to appreciate our beloved fans, supporters and well-wishers; we sincerely apologize for the disappointing results and we hope to make you proud next time,” the club wrote on their official page. 

Senegalese champions AS Dakar and AS Mande of Mali went into their final match as a group decider. The Senegalese champions needed just a draw to qualify for the finals in Egypt, but were thrashed 4-0 in their final match, a result that saw the Malians emerging as champions in the qualifiers. They will represent WAFU A at the maiden CAF Women’s Champions league.

Meanwhile, in WAFU B, Nigeria champions River Angels and Ghanaian Champions Hasaacas FC have both qualified after progressing to the final of the zonal qualification tournament in Cote d’Ivoire.