- The Ghana Premier League kicked of on Saturday with WAFA beating
- Kotoko were favourites to take all three points at stake
- WAFA scored in the 41st minute from Charles Boateng
- They scored the second goal in the 48th minute through Samuel Tetteh
- The other league matches continue on Sunday afternoon
The 2015/2016 Ghana Premier League season kicked off on Saturday at the Sogakope park of West Africa Football Academy (WAFA), which saw the ‘Academy Boys’ hosting Asante Kotoko.
Kotoko came into the game as the overwhelming side to claim all three points at stake, at least to give meaning to the team being touted as title favourites by many football analysts and backed by the huge expectations of their teeming supporters.
The Porcupine warriors’ ego had also been buoyed by the confidence their coach, David Duncan had reposed in them lately in interviews with the local media.
However, it took some crisp and well stringed passes from a youthful WAFA to deflate the ego of Asante Kotoko through two well taken goals from Charles Boateng and man-of-the-match, Samuel Tetteh.
The Kumasi lads were outplayed in all spheres of the game, which had their goalkeeper; Felix Anan substituted as early as the 24 minute of the game. Annan who joined Kotoko from WAFA until his collision with an onrushing attacker of WAFA which resulted in his injury, performed creditably well.
Kotoko lacked quality in depth upfront and looked troubled by the absence of key players like, Jackson Owusu, Dauda Mohammed, Emmanuel Asante and Kwame Boateng through injuries.
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WAFA skipper Martin Antwi in one of his surging runs on the left wing found space behind the Kotoko defenders after beating them to a sublime pace, and fired one at goal but Eric Ofori Antwi who had come on to replace Annan parried it into the path of an advancing Charles Boateng who coolly headed the ball into the yawning net in the 41 minute.
Ghana U20 World Cup star Samuel Tetteh who earned a call up into the Black Stars squad that eliminated Comoros Islands in the 2018 World Cup qualifier later last year, took on another challenge in the 48 minute of the second half when he raced into the Kotoko box with ease and slammed a carpet shot to beat Antwi again for the second goal.
WAFA look good despite losing a chunk of their first team squad in the persons of Zakaria Mumuni who joined Aduana Stars and goalie Felix Annan who returned to Kotoko after a loan spell, should be rubbing shoulders with the top sides in 2015/2016 Ghana Premier League.
There rest of the fixtures comes off on Sunday afternoon, with the Hearts of Oak Vrs New Edubiase encounter as another top of the bill clash.