The Academy Boys held the defending league champions to a 1-1 draw at the Sogakope Park in the second week of the 2021/22 league game. The Phobians shot themselves into the lead with a minute to the break. Striker, Kofi Kodzi banged in the opener around the WAFA goal area after a perfect set up by midfielder, Salifu Ibrahim.
Back from the break, WAFA managed to find an equalizer on the 59th minute from Sampson Agyapong’s close range goal for their first point in two games. Agyapong who was adjudged Man-of-the-Match says the millennium champions mounted a defensive wall which was difficult to penetrate in the second half. “We prepared first very long, though we came from a goal behind, it wasn’t easy in the match. “At times when you are down by a goal, it’s not easy to equalize or come back to play draw. “It wasn’t easy but tactical discipline made us come back. “The second half they [Hearts of Oak] were playing very defensive and it was difficult to penetrate so the goal was just a transition and in football transition is part of the game so we went for the second ball and it was good for us.” Sampson Agyapong said.
West Africa Football Academy lost 1-0 in their opening game to last season’s survivors, Kumasi King Faisal in what was a return for the “Insha Allah” Boys to the Baba Yara Stadium Stadium for the first time in almost two years. WAFA will next travel up North to play Real Tamale United at the Aliu Mahama Stadium on November Friday, November 12. West Africa Football Academy placed 4th last season.
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