2022 Women´s Champions League: CAF approves Ampem Darkoa Ladies’ participation
The Confederation of African Football (CAF) have validated the status of Ampem Darkoa Ladies as Ghana’s sole representative for the TotalEnergies CAF Women´s Champions League after fulfillment of the CAF Club Licensing criteria.
Ampem Darkoa Ladies defeated Hasaacas Ladies on penalties to clinch the 2021/2022 Ghana Women’s Premier League title.
They wrapped up their season with a historic domestic double after beating the same opponent, Hasaacas Ladies in the final of the Women’s FA Cup.
Ampeam Darkoa Ladies became second female side to win two trophies in a single season in the history of Ghana football.
A validation letter sent to the Ghana Football Association (GFA) reads;
“Reference to the club licensing process for the CAF Women´s Champions League 2022 (WCL), we acknowledge receipt of your federation´s communication containing the licensing decisions in which the First Instance Body (FIB) granted a license to the following engaged club based on the fulfillment of the CAF Club Licensing criteria set for the:
• TotalEnergies CAF Women’s Champions League: Ampem Darkoa Ladies Football Club
According to the CAF competitions and club licensing regulations, all engaged clubs must undergo a licensing process at the Member Association level and been granted a license to participate in the CAF Interclubs. Thus, and in respect of the above, the engagement and participation of the club in the CAF WCL 22 is validated.”
CAF also stated that, in accordance with the CAF Club Licensing regulations, the “licensees” (Ampem Darkoa Ladies) are required to respect during the entire season all the criteria and conditions for which the license was issued, while in case of known violations, the club and the GFA may incur disciplinary sanctions.
CAF also took the opportunity to commend the GFA for continuous efforts in the implementation of club licensing, as the quest to build solid foundation and professionalization of our clubs increase across the continent.