West African Football Academy poured cold water on the warm water for the victory party of new champions Accra Hearts of Oak with a stunning 1-0 victory over the Phobians.
Playing the dead rubber against the Academy Boys, the result of the match had no significance on the Phobians regarding their position on the table. However, the defeat now has ended their 11 games unbeaten streak, a record which dates back to their 0-2 defeat against Dreams FC in May. They have now for the first time since that defeat failed to either win or draw a match but only after they have secured the title with a match to spare.
Both sides played to a barren first 45 minutes to end the half levelled. But following the recess, the Academy Boys, determined to consolidate their place in the top 4 smashed in the opener to make a statement for their claim.
A 64th-minute goal from 25-year old Togolese international Atte Youssifou separated the sides. The Phobians made fruitless efforts to level the scores but Samuel Boadu’s men seemingly were not in the mood to switch to the gear that catapulted them to the league crown following a near dismal performance in the first half of the season.
Hearts of Oak will return to Accra to continue their victory party but that won’t last too long as Samuel Boadu’s troops’ chase for the double continues with a trip to Elmina to face Sharks in the MTN FA Cup quarter-finals. WAFA meanwhile having been knocked out of the cup competition will begin their break immediately as they await the new season.