Bofoakwa Tano was victorious in the Ghana Division One League Zone One playoff, which took place in an exciting match at the Accra Sports Stadium. This victory ensured the club’s promotion to the Premier League after a 16-year absence from the competition.
Fans were kept enthralled throughout the decisive encounter against Eleven Wonders, which ended in an exciting penalty shootout after a series of unexpected twists and turns.
Eleven Wonders and Bofoakwa Tano, the top two teams in Zone One, had already demonstrated their superiority by placing first and second, respectively, in their respective zones.
The winning team in Zone One A was Eleven Wonders, who got a total of 52 points, while the winning team in Zone One B was Bofoakwa Tano, who amassed an incredible 63 points.
In the seventh minute of play, Bofoakwa Tano’s Leslie Aryeetey scored the game’s first goal, giving his squad a lead they would not soon relinquish. The match lived up to its billing as an exciting contest from the very beginning.
Osman Zackaria scored the game-tying goal for Eleven Wonders in the 46th minute, demonstrating the team’s grit and determination to fight back after falling behind in the first half.
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The game went into overtime when there were no more goals scored during the regulation period. Both sides put in a valiant effort, but it was ultimately unproductive because they were unable to break the deadlock that had been established. A nail-biting penalty shootout was going to be the deciding factor in whether or not we won the contest.
Bofoakwa Tano’s dreams were briefly destroyed when Oblitey missed their sixth penalty, but Eleven Wonders were unable to take advantage of the opportunity since Osman Zakaria missed his penalty kick after deciding to move from almost halfway around the pitch to hit.
Bofoakwa Tano’s hopes were briefly restored when Oblitey missed their seventh penalty.
As the tussel went on, the level of anxiety remained consistently high. After Osei Asibe’s attempt at the eighth penalty for Eleven Wonders was unsuccessful, Bofoakwa Tano were proclaimed the winners of the match and restored their long-awaited place in the Premier League.
Bofoakwa Tano will compete in the Ghana Premier League with Heart of Lions and Nations FC beginning in the 202324 season.