Jafaru Rahama feels Berry Ladies FC’s 4-0 victory over Thunder Queens FC proves that belief is rising within the squad.
Victoria Salifu’s 90th-minute winner settled Monday’s Malta Guinness Women’s Premier League encounter at Madina Astroturf after Jacqueline Amponsah had twice put Berries in front after Jafaru Rahama Opener.
Coach Freeman Amponsah’s side are now Top 4 in the league and secured their place in the top 4 clash, with Jafaru netting her 5th goal since she joined Berry Ladies Football Club.
Post-match, top goal scorer for Berry Ladies Football Club offered her reaction to www.berryladiesfcgh.com. Read the interview below.
On the game taking a while to come to life before becoming a thrilling contest in the second half…
Yeah, it’s always hard when you need to attack a low block with a lot of defenders and a lot of people around. We knew that set-pieces could be a real advantage for us today and from the beginning the ball was there [but was] just lacking the final touch. And obviously their set-pieces were dangerous as well, especially throw-ins. They almost scored two, they had more chances as well, but in the end, we got the win – that is the most important thing.
On the difficulty of combating Thunder Queen Fc’s physicality from set-pieces…
Yeah, it’s always hard – ball in the box, first contact, you have the second and you don’t really know where it’s going to be. It’s always hard but I think it is something that we really need to improve because today they caused us troubles by those chances.
On Berry Ladies FC staying patient before the breakthrough arrived…
They are fighting for their lives, fighting for [to avoid] relegation. Of course they defend a little bit deep, they want to avoid us scoring and get those chances in set-pieces or in counter-attacks, so it’s always hard, never easy. But it’s important to win and in the end we did that, that is perfect.
On Berries responding and showing resilience to battle their way to the three points…
Yeah, twice [we had to respond to near goals]. I think that is important, that shows that the team is believing each time more in ourselves and that’s really important to take for the future.
On the importance of confidence for forwards and whether goals lead to more goals…
Yeah, I think so. I said that before the first goal, it’s always hard when it doesn’t come and arrive so easy, but then everything seems to flow and in the end it’s what we want.
On Victoria Salifu moving up to 3 goals for the club…
Her scoring 2 goals in 2 matches is incredible! Even today I was telling Ernestina Amoateng on the bench she always finds a way to score and if not score causes alot of threats upfront for us to score… she just finds a way every single time and that is why she is so important to this time. She might not be scoring more often but her energy to distract defenders is unbelievable.
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On the feeling in the dressing room after this win following the fightback to lose to Police Ladies…
It gives confidence to the team. We believe in what we are doing and against Police Ladies the win was there for us in the end but unfortunately, we could not take it. But it’s three points now and a secured place at the top 4 already and this is the only way we can fight to be in the highest position ON the table.
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