Ascent Academy on Sunday afternoon clinched their maiden Central Region FAM Women’s League Championship after a 18-0 victory over Hungry Lions at Ascent Ground.
Going into their final match of the season, Ascent were second placed with 33 points, same as DD Sunshine who were leading the standings on goal difference of 62 while the former had 57 goals.
However, DD lost 7-0 to Destiny Academy at Kamuzu Barracks Ground, their first defeat of the season, and failed to defend the title for the fourth consecutive time.
The Thom Mkolongo side have claimed the title unbeaten having won 11 games and drew three games.
Mkolongo said: “It’s good for girls to be the Champions after playing 2 seasons and I am very happy that girls finished the league unbeaten. We have good girls who play according to instructions and also good equipment and facilities which also spice up motivation to the girls.”
Destiny who have finished third will join DD and Ascent in the National Championship. Civil’s 14-0 win over Kamuzu Institute was not enough to earn them a place in the national championship as they have finished fourth with 29 points, just a point below the Kamuzu Barracks-based girls.
The National Women’s Football Association is expected to announce the calendar for this year’s National Women’s Championship.