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WAFA ready for Kotoko today

Author: Bernard Neequaye
Gideon Waja — WAFA
Gideon Waja — WAFA

WAFA’s deputy coach, Akakpo Patron, is hopeful of a win over Kumasi Asante Kotoko in their outstanding Premier League encounter at Sogakope today.

Coach Patron believes his side are prepared to add the Porcupine Warriors to their list of victims at the Red Bull Arena, having gone 11 games at home without a loss this season.

This Match Day 24 game was postponed due to Kotoko’s fatal accident at Nkawkaw last month.

WAFA have won ten times and drew once in 11 outings at home this term, but Coach Patron expects his charges to stay stronger and focus to enable them to beat a stubborn Kotoko side.

In an interview with the Graphic Sports, Coach Patron, however, anticipated a tough game against a good side that was also challenging for the title.

"I believe it will be a very tough game for both sides but, for sure, we will beat Kotoko to enhance our chances of winning the title.

"We are not looking at our impressive performances at home to underrate a side like Kotoko but I think we are well-prepared to carry the day," he gave an assurance.

"You can never underrate Kotoko in any match because you can get punished for doing that and we are just focused on playing better and winning," he added.

Meanwhile, the league resumes this weekend with match day 25 fixtures as Great Olympics clash with Hearts of Oak in an Accra derby on Sunday, following a short break to allow the Black Stars B honour their CHAN assignment.

In other matches on Sunday, Kotoko will welcome Bolga All Stars to Kumasi, Aduana Stars host Inter Allies at Dormaa-Ahenkro, WAFA travel to the Tema Stadium to play Tema Youth and Wa All Stars welcome Medeama.

Berekum Chelsea will play Elmina Sharks at the Golden City Park, while Liberty Professionals travel to the Cape Coast Stadium to face Ebusua Dwarfs.