WAFA were held to pulsating goalless draw game by Hearts of Oak on the final day of the First Capital Plus Bank Premier League on Sunday at the Foviee Park in Sogakope.
The results means that, the Phobians move to the 4th position on the log sheet with 43 points while WAFA amassed 41 points to maintain their premiership status by placing 11th.
WAFA started the game on a high note as they dominated the Phobians with a lot of quick passing and surging runs but the away side neutralized their attacking threat thanks to Robin Gnagne’s intelligent defending.
The home sides known as the ‘Academy boys’ are best known for passing and inter positional play but Hearts of Oak have none of that as their defensive strategy worked perfectly for them. From the 15th minute mark then Phobians started warming themselves into the game and they adapted the play pattern of WAFA by possessing the ball.
Richard Yamoah released the first shot in the 22nd minute mark of the game, the Phobians now took control of the game as they push the home side back but their final delivery was awful.
WAFA then came in strongly after their danger man; Majid Ashemeru mesmerized two Hearts of Oak players and played Zakariah Mumuni through on goal but the 19 year winger drag his shot wide.
The defensive strategy of the Phobians worked perfectly as WAFA failed to break through which the first half ended goalless.
The second half was a replicate of the first half but it was WAFA who look more dangerous whenever they have the ball, the Phobains defensive strategy kept them in the game as their goalie Soulama Abdoulaye was virtually on holiday.
No clear cut chances created by the two sides, WAFA was very strong in the middle of the field but they were kept at bay by high pressing Hearts of Oak duo of Sabbah Laryea and Emmanuel Hayford.
John Kila’s side during the course of the game got frustrated due to strategy of Hearts of Oak, WAFA failed to get the ball pass Hearts defenders as the only solution for them was to hit the ball from distance.
The Phobains kept their composure in the game as the game was brought to an end as both sides failed to break the virginity of the game.