WAFU Zone B Women’s Champions League champions, Hasaacas Ladies FC have been paired with Wadi Degla of Egypt, AS Mande of Mali and Malabo Kings FC of Equatorial Guinea in Group A ahead of the maiden edition of the CAF TotalEnergies Africa Women’s Champions League to be held in Egypt.
The Sekondi Takoradi based club entered into the competition as winners of WAFU Zone B following a 3-1 win against Nigerian club River Angels in the final in Ivory Coast to win the tournament.
The team also won the 2020/21 Ghana Women’s Premier League and Women’s FA Cup trophy.
The Ghanaian champions will start their campaign against Malabo Kings of Equatorial Guinea before taking on AS Mande from Mali and Wadi Degla from Egypt.
Group B consists of WAFU Zone B runners up, River Angels from Nigeria will face Vihiga Queens FC of Kenya, Mamelodi Sundowns of South Africa and ASFAR Club of Morocco.
Hasaacas Ladies Football Club was established in June 2003 as part of the Sekondi Hasaacas Football Club conglomerate of clubs. Women’s Football enthusiast, Ben Hassan upon his return from Germany, birthed the idea of a women’s team and pitched it to Benjamin Nanabayin Eyison and Alhaji Fuseini Mahama, both current Directors of the conglomerate and the team became formidable in 2003.
The team initially played games in the Western Region of Ghana till the introduction of the Women’s Premier League which we won on three consecutive occasions: 2012/2013, 2013/2014 and 2014/2015. The team is now the most successful club in Ghana and won an unprecedented double; Women’s Premier League and FA Cup in 2021.
Hasaacas Ladies won the first ever West Africa Football Union Zone B Women’s Club Championship in 2021 and became the first team to qualify to the maiden Confederation of Africa Football Women’s Champions League.