Champions Hearts of Oak celebrated their 21st Ghana Premier League title triumph with defeat to WAFA SC in their final match of the 2020/21 season.
With hundreds of fans colourfully thronging the WAFA Arena in Sogakope and a guard of honour onto the pitch, the Phobians’ party was soiled by a 1-0 loss thanks to a Yousifou Atte second-half goal.
The Togolese international struck a brilliant free-kick in the 64th minute which ensured the Academy Boys secure third spot this season and a guaranteed GH¢80,000 prize money.
WAFA completed the league season with 56 points – winning 16 games, drawing 8 and suffering 10 defeats.
For Hearts, the outcome of the match was inconsequential and was party time, having already regained their bragging rights last week after an agonizing 12-year wait for the title.
Coach Samuel Boadu’s side registered the most wins – 17, 10 draws and 7 defeats, totalling 61 points from 34 matches. They scored 45 goals and conceded 23 in the process.
Hearts of Oak finally placed their hands on the new Ghana Premier League trophy for the first time since its introduction in 2016. The Italian-made trophy – with a property of 24 carat of brass with a height of 67cm in height and 40cm in width – came with 40 gold medals and a GH¢250,000 prize money.
The Phobians will, on top, represent Ghana in the 2021/22 Caf Champions League competition.