Bofoakwa Tano beat off competition from Young Apostles to secure playoff spot

1 year ago

Bofoakwa Tano have secured the playoff spot in Zone One B after finishing on top of the Zone in the just ended Access Bank Division One League in Zone One.

The former Premier League side who were in a two horse race with Young Apostles confirmed their place in the playoff after beating their closest rivals three weeks ago as they won the Zone with 63 points -15 points ahead of Young Apostles who finished second in the Zone.

Bofoakwa Tano won 20, lost 5 and drew 3 of the 28 League matches – confirming their superiority over Young Apostles, Wamanafo Mighty Royals and Nkoranza Warriors to win the sole ticket in the Zone. The Sunyani based side are looking ahead to their first Premier League qualification since 2006/07 when they were relegated from the Premier League.

Bofoakwa are known for their rich history on the domestic scene – having won the SWAG Cup in 1975 and produced a number of household names like Kwesi Owusu (a 1978 Africa Cup of Nations winner), Osei Boateng, Joseph Derchie, Dan Owusu (1974, 1975, 1976 League top scorer) and Opoku Sampene who later played for Asante Kotoko.

They will play the winner of Zone One A on Tuesday, May 30, 2023.