West African Football Academy [WAFA] opens this season’s Ghana Premier league with a relatively easy to come by gsme at the Redbull Soccer Arena in Fievia, grounds where giants have fallen.
Both Asante Kotoko and Accra Hearts of Oak hsve fallen heavily at the dreaded home venue scoring some incredible goals.
Thw Sogakope boys are noted for inflicting pains into their opponents each season, and have curved a feaful name for themselves with regards to travelling clubs.
In the past clubs like Sekondi Hasaacas, Ashantigold, Hearts of Oak, Ebusua Dwarfs and Dreams FC have all fallen victim to the fire branding prowess of the Academy lads who have had no mess for a ‘dying soul’.
‘Poor’ looking King Faisal who struggled throughout the canceled Ghana Premier league may have offered bot to have such a fixture in the opening day of the league, but trust the ‘Insha Allah boys, coached by Serbian tactician to keep a decent result.
King Faisal let go off experienced Daniel Nii Adjei, Mugeeb Abdul Hakeem, and a couple of players during the transfers, and brought on yet another experienced attacker Ernest Papa Arko. They signed 15 new players in rheir quest to avoid the trauma of losing games as seen in the canceled league.
For WAFA, they only needed Baffour Kyei, as majority of their Academy lads remained with the side. Captain Abubakar Ibrahim remains a pillar in Defence with Richard Danso, Jamal Haruna and others maintain focus in attack.
WAFA SC hace never lost a Ghana Premier league open fixture at home, which makes it more daunting for King Faisal as they travel across 3 regions to honour this game.
Both sides first met in the 2007 league season when King Faisal were a force in the domestic league winning at home and forcing a draw in the reverse fixture, they last met at thw Babayara Sports Stadium, and played an entertaining 1-1 draw.
Matches played 3
WAFA have pmayed a total 188 matches since their first entry into the Ghanaian top flight when they were called Fwyenoord, they have 76 wins,
Draw 45 Lost 67 scoring Goals For 189 with 166 gials against them
King Faisal have played 354 matches since joining the league in the 1995/96 season.
They have won 127, Draw 107 and Lost 120, scoring 378 goals and conceding 342.
WAFA SC home invincibility seemed to have died in the last couple of years, Losing some games in the canceled league, the have lost 4 of their last 25 home games [W10 D11]
But King Faisal have an away record of winning only 1 of their last 25 away matches [D5 L19]