When management of Berry Ladies Football Club agreed to sign Christabel Boateng from Zaafi Ladies FC for an undisclosed amount, Berry Ladies FC knew they were signing one of Ghana’s most promising players. Now into the start of Women’s Premiere Super Cup, Christabel Boateng had already begun showing signs that she was more than ready to lead the line for her new club in the Malta Guinness Women’s Premiere League and FA Cup.
Indeed, the striker has already taken it upon herself to create and score the goals necessary to drag her club and country on to bigger and better things. For example, in 5 games in the just ended Women’s Premiere Super Cup, Boateng bagged 2 goals and 2 assists. Which is a remarkable return for a player that many still assumed couldn’t fit into the already built squad of Berry Ladies Football Club.
Christabel Boateng: The new Berry Ladies FC goalscorer
There are undoubtedly two key factors at work that have led to Christabel’s prominence in front of goal for Berry Ladies FC. The first one is undoubtedly the fact that following the departure of Jafaru Rahama on loan, Coach Freeman’s side no longer had a striker up front to demand the ball and support Victoria Salifu. Instead, Portia Sakyiwaa and Jacqueline Amponsah played off either wing or allow the space for midfield runners to make moves through the center of the pitch. As such, Christabel Boateng has simply moved into a free space on the pitch for her new team.
The other factor is that over the course of her time at Zaafi Ladies FC, Christabel Boateng developed into more and more of an attacking and attacking midfield player, her tendency to dribble with the ball and to take shots jumped significantly over her seasons at Zaafi Ladies FC. To the point that in her final season at Zaafi Ladies FC no player completed more dribbles than the young attacker, who also finished on top among players in the division for total shots.
As such, when presented with the opportunity to make runs into the box and score goals for Berry Ladies FC, Christabel has not only had the courage to step up for her new club but has also clearly spent the last seasons developing into a more attacking player. So much so that there’s little doubt that the young champ is now best suited to an attacking role on the pitch, if not even further forward as a second striker. And there’s no doubt that Berry Ladies fans are delighted with this development already.
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