In an electrifying showdown at the Sunyani Coronation Park on Friday, September 22, 2023, football fans were treated to a nail-biting clash between arch-rivals Bofoakwa Tano and RTU in the BetPawa Premier League. The match, which was part of the league’s second matchday, delivered all the drama and excitement that fans had hoped for.
The opening act of this intense encounter unfolded in the 14th minute when Saaka Dauda, donning the Bofoakwa jersey, showcased his striking prowess with a sensational goal. It was a moment of pure skill and precision that ignited the spirits of the home supporters.
However, RTU, determined not to be outdone, showed their resilience and answered back on the 62nd minute. Mohammed Abdulai, the ace striker for RTU, demonstrated his scoring prowess by leveling the scoreline with an impressive goal. The Coronation Park roared with excitement as both teams battled fiercely for supremacy.
As the clock continued to tick down and tension reached its zenith, a moment of controversy would shape the fate of this riveting clash. The center referee pointed to the penalty spot in the dying moments of the match, sending shockwaves through the stadium. It was a decision that left both teams and their supporters divided.
With immense pressure weighing on his shoulders, Steven Owusu of Bofoakwa stepped up to take the crucial penalty. With nerves of steel, he coolly slotted the ball into the back of the net, sending the home crowd into a frenzy of jubilation. Owusu’s precise penalty strike in the 90th minute marked the climax of an enthralling contest and secured Bofoakwa Tano’s first victory of the season.
The final whistle blew, sealing a 2-1 triumph for Bofoakwa Tano, who emerged victorious in this fiercely contested battle against RTU. The match left fans on the edge of their seats and served as a testament to the unpredictable and thrilling nature of the BetPawa Premier League. Both teams showcased their talent and determination, leaving spectators eagerly anticipating their next showdown.
By: Musah Abdul-Rahim