Northern Ladies striker Jafaru Rahama has been named among the nominees for the Women Premier League Player of the Month Award for February.
The 19 year old has scored six goals in six games so far this season, including four in her side’s 6-0 demolition of Supreme Ladies at the Aliu Mahama Sports Stadium last week.
The first round of the Women Premier League would end this weekend after six weeks of relentless action which has generated plenty of talking points – not least the performance of the players on the shortlist.
The Women Premier League has revealed that the five nominees for the award are Ophelia Serwaa Amponsah of Ampem Darkoa Ladies, Helena Obeng of Prisons Ladies, Doris Badoawaaand Milot Abena Pokwa of Hasaacas Ladies and Jafaru Rahama of Northern Ladies.
Hasaacas Ladies have scored the most goals in the league so far this season, which is reflected by the inclusion of two of their most prolific players in Milot Abena Pokua and Doris Badoawaa.
Milot has been deadly in front of goal so far this season, second on the goalscoring charts with nine goals to her name. Meanwhile Doris Pokua, who is back to her best after the 2018 season was truncated, has registered nine goals from her position.
Ampem Darkua Ladies started the league on a good note with some fantastic displays, but Ophelia Serwaa Amponsah is the only player from their ranks to feature on the list after racking up ten goals to lead the chart.
Jafaru Rahama has also been typically superb for Northern Ladies, and sits behind Ophelia, Milot, and Doris with six goals and five assist to her name – including four gaols against Supreme Ladies last week. She has also won the Women’s player of the match three times.
The surprise inclusion though is Helena Obeng of Prisons Ladies who has three goals yet makes the cut.
With Frederica Torkudzor of Northern Ladies and Abdul Rahama Barikisu of Pearlpia Ladies on five goals, Helena’s inclusion has raised concerns but she has become a Fantasy Football heroin after bagging three goals for Prisons Ladies.
By: Sey Mubarick