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Soccer News of Friday, 30 March 2007

Source: Graphic Sports

Wa Will Be Waterloo - GFA Capo

Ghana Football Association(GFA) President and owner of newly-promoted All Stars, Mr Kwesi Nyantakyi, has declared that Wa will be the Waterloo for all Premier League teams come next season.

The ambitious soccer chief emphasised that All Stars have come to give quality opposition in the elite league and would do everything possible to make Wa their stronghold through fair means.

“Wa will be our stronghold and we have come to put up a credible opposition in the league. We’ve come to make a difference and will do our best to stay,” the visibly overjoyed GFA boss told the Graphic Sports in an interview minutes after his team sealed qualification after a 3-0 white-washing of Bolga Catholic Stars in a crucial Zone One tie at Swedru.

He was, however, quick to admit that a lot of work need to be done to make the team ready for the challenge ahead.

“The Premier League is a different ball game altogether so we will have to organise the team well. We’ll know the way forward after receiving a report from the technical team headed by Coach Nuhu,” Mr Nyantakyi acknowledged.

He also indicated that the players who saw the club through would form the nucleus of the team, while other talented stars were recruited to beef it up.

He was proud to be the man to restore Premier League action to the Upper West Region after Upper West Heroes’s demotion in 1990 and stated that the team’s qualification would boost economic activities in the region.

According to him, the team’s qualification will also help in the development and growth of the numerous talents in the region.

With his team’s qualification dear to his heart, Nyantakyi had to miss the Ghana-Brazil match and fly home on the eve of last Wednesday’s match, just in time to inspire his boys to secure the maximum nine points and the much-needed Premiership ticket.

He thanked all who helped the club in diverse ways to realise its dream, including the Upper West Regional Minister, Mr Ambrose Dery, and the MP for Wa Central, Abdul-Rashid Pelpuo, who donated ¢40 million and ¢5 million respectively.

In a related development, Mr Nyantakyi has described the outrageous results of the Zone Three matches involving Nania FC-Okwawu United and Mariners-Mighty Jets as “very disgusting and unnaceptable.”

“But for now we have to wait for the reports of the referees and match commissioners who officiated the two matches before any action can be taken,” he said