Cutting Edge and Wadadli to Challenge for Knock-Out Championship

July 18, 2023

Cutting Edge FC and Wadadli United will contest for the ABFA Knock-Out Championship this coming Thursday at the ABFA Technical Center.

Cutting Edge, coached by Vincent “Nabu” Samuel cemented their spot in the finals by defeating Ottos Tigres in their opening encounter 3-0. Goals from national youth players Ajahna Martin (2) and Jada Benjamin propelled them to the next encounter where they defeated All Saints United 2-1.

Myia Kirwan and Ajahna Martin where on the scoresheet verses the United ladies, National player Kevoncia James got the lone goal for All Saints.

Wadadli United were given a bye into the second round but had to work twice as hard to make it to the finals when they met Fort Road FC.

Fort Road defeated Trendsetters in their first match of the tournament. A lone goal from National midfielder Kai Jacobs did the trick on the night. Playing against Wadadli, Fort Road emerged as favorites but the resilients of Wadadli took them through.

Fort Road struck the back of the net in the first half when Keniece Brown finished off what was nothing short of a great individual play from young Allen to evader her markers form the off the right wing, cutting inside and laying it on a platter for Brown. They had Wadadli on the back foot with no plans of letting up.

National forward Gabrielle De Suza of United levelled the game with a little individual brilliance of her own, using her speed, she latched on to a through-pass and left who dared to contest in the dust as she sped towards goal, calmy slotting it away to level the score for her team.

Two 10-minute halves of extra time wasn’t enough to declare a winner and the game was decided in penalties. Wadadli showed nerves of steel from the spot, defeating Fort Road 4-2 to booked their place in the finals, much to the desire of their coach Devita Samuel.

The Championship game will be played on Thursday, 20th July at the Technical Centre at 6pm.