At long last the battle has ended” were the famous words of Ghana’s first president after gaining independence from the Great Britain.

In the same vein the battle and wait for domestic football to return to the West African nation was brought to its knees when the Normalization Committee’s Women Special Competition took place today.

Cape Coast-based LadyStrikers FC welcomed three-time winners of the National Women’s League Sekondi Hasaacas Ladies on match day one and effectively defeated the experienced campaigners by 2 goals to 1.

Lady strikers played at their newly adopted home grounds, Aggrey Memorial Park, which happens to be the first time the Cape Coast-based outfit played a competitive match at the venue

Goals from Black Queens defender Gladys Amfobea in the 46th minute, broke the deadlock whiles teammate Gifty Addai extended the lead for the homesters two minutes later.

Just as LadyStrikers were planning for a clean sheet on matchday one, Hasaacas pulled one back through Perpetual Agyekum from the spot kick in the 77th minute.

Referee Augustina Tetteh was in charge of proceedings at the Aggrey Memorial Park, as she was ably assisted by Vanessa Wiafe and Esther Awo Dotse, with Ayishatu Amadu as the fourth referee.

Next up for LadyStrikers is a midweek fixture against Soccer Intellectuals as Hasaacas Ladies host Sea Lions