Felicity Agyei-Antwi has heaped praise on Ernestina Amoateng after witnessing her commitment to getting back to full fitness and giving her all again during matches.
Our Mid-fielder helped Berries win two crucial matches, putting her weeks long injury ordeal behind her, and having had a close-up view of the grueling rehab Ernestina Amoateng went through to regain her place, Felicity was thrilled to see her friend back doing what she does best – helping the team win games.
“I’m so happy for her because I saw her most days during her rehab and how she was working so hard to be back on track,” Felicity said. “Maybe some people think that when you’re injured you just relax or are resting, but no – when you are injured you have to work twice as much as those who are fit.
“She is a special person in my life. She is an example of how hard you have to work every single day and have the right attitude. In the simple exercises we have, normally girls might use 50 per cent of their focus, but she is like an animal. There are a lot of frustrating moments in football such as when you don’t play much or you didn’t play well in the last game, but her reaction after those moments is incredible.
Berries everywhere will be hoping that Ernestina Amoateng can once again grab a goal or two this weekend as we travel to Achimota Park to take on Police Ladies FC.
Despite that, Felicity is not under any illusions that this will be an easier trip to Achimota Park than usual, especially given that Police Ladies Fc this season have defeated Berry Ladies FC twice in Women’s Premier League and Women’s FA.
“I was happy with the three points but not happy with the goal we conceded,” Felicity said about last week. “I didn’t play well and get enough time so that’s why I was so angry. Three points are always the priority, but for me as a midfielder, you want to get a clean sheet as well.
“Everyone knows how dangerous Police Ladies FC are, they’re an amazing team so it doesn’t matter where they are in the table. Every single game against them is a massive game, especially at their home as it is a special place where you never know what’s going to happen.”
With us sitting in 4th place of the table and Felicity aiming for a better position in the Malta Guinness Women’s Premier League, she is having no fear to give her best to still be in the top 4 position for Berry Ladies FC.
She admits that working under Coach Freeman Amponsah in Berry Ladies FC made all the difference when it came to working out where her next career move lay, and revealed she wouldn’t have opted to work under any other manager in Greater Accra than our boss.
“I knew Coach Freeman Amponsah for a while when I was playing at the Northern Zone, and he knows me as well as a player and a person,” the skipper continued. “The impact he had – and still has – on me is a lot.
“The way he sees football, his vision, his character – he’s a winner and that’s what I like the most about people. I had a couple of conversations before I joined Berry Ladies FC and he told me what he wanted to see from me, the club’s vision and I liked everything.
“I can’t be grateful enough for the warm welcome the supporters gave me when I first came to Berry Ladies FC!
“This season the energy from the fans and the belief they have boosts us a lot. Even away from home, they do their best to push us forward, which I really appreciate.”
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