Hayford: Ashanti Gold achieved their objectives

Ashanti Gold coach Bashir Hayford has lauded his own credentials after leading the club to the 2014-15 Ghana Premier League title.

The Miners ended a 19-year wait following a 1-0 win over WAFA at the Obuasi Len Clay Stadium in a matchday 29 fixture on Sunday with a game to spare.

Emmanuel Osei converted from the spot to hand Ashgold their fourth Ghana topflight silverware, having won their last in 1996.

“This is a Joyous moment,” Hayford told Supersport TV .

“This is my second league trophy; One with Kotoko and one with AshantiGold and three Top 4 trophies; one with AshantiGold, one with Kotoko again and one with Lions.

“I think it’s a very good achievement and it’s a record that I think every coach would like to emulate.”

With the league chase done and dusted, Hayford maintains that his objective for the season has been achieved.

“Last year my target was to play the Top 4, and I played the Top 4. That’s all.

“Somebody employed me and said we want to play Top 4 so that’s what I did and this year we started and said we wanted to take the league and we have taken it.”

Ashanti Gold, who won three successive league titles in 1994, 1995 and 1996, are set to replace Asante Kotoko as Ghana league champions when the season closes on September 13 with a trip to Great Olympics in Accra.

The Miners would also compete as Ghana’s sole representatives in the 2016 Caf Champions League.