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WAFA vs Accra Hearts of Oak: Hearts to maintain top spot in WAFA test Featured

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Week twenty-three (23) of the ongoing Ghana Premier League starts at the Sogakope AstroTurf pitch between Academy Boys, WAFA, and league leaders, Accra Hearts of Oak after the league went on an interim break to honour the semi finals of the MTN FA CUP last weekend.

WAFA will be set to continue their unbeaten streak at home in the league this season against the best away performing side in the league thus far after twenty-two (22) of league games.

The AstroTurf park has been a familiar playing field for the young boys who are averaged nineteen (19) years in the league and has given visiting teams too much morsel to swallow when playing there.

WAFA have recorded almost a perfect run at home in the second round of matches in the league, dropping the points only against Medeama SC in match week seventeen (17) which ended in a goalless drawn game but have picked all the points in their home games against Ashanti gold, Wa All Stars and Bechem United in the second round at home.

The academy side have shown no dip in strength after the exit of their iconic attacker, Samuel Tetteh, to Red Bulls Salzburg before the second round of league games and are lying seventh (7th) on the league log with thirty (30) points.

Coming up against a well versed side away to them, the current league leaders and the best away team in the league, WAFA will be strategical on the drawing board on how to make a away, this time around, against Accra Hearts of Oak who are yet to lose against them even at home.

Accra Hearts of Oaks performance on the road will be a thinking cap for WAFA on how to ensure they break the jinx against a bogey side coming from the fact that it had to take Hearts of Oak later in the game to equalize to end the game one all in the first round at the Accra Sports Stadium.

Having had their talismanic mask man, Cosmos Dauda and Paul Acquah back in their folds, Hearts of Oak will ooze so much confidence entering into this game to maintain their unbeaten run against WAFA in all games matching them by six (6) wins and three (3) draws in their nine (9) meetings.

Cosmos Dauda will be there to drive his side on as he has been the top scorer away from home in the league with six (6) goals on the road and his presence with be vital for Hearts of Oak as they seek to cement their place on top of the league table.

MATCH OFFICIALS

Center referee: Reginald Lathbridge

Assistant line one: Samuel Asiedu

Assistant line two: Eric Nantiere

Fourth official: Dally Gagba

Match Commissioner: M.A. Okoto

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