Bofoakwa Tano makes a triumphant return to the Premier League after a 16-year absence, securing qualification at the expense of their rivals, Techiman Eleven Wonders, in Zone One of the Access Bank Division One League.
The Sunyani-based team will head to Accra to face Great Olympics, not as mere visitors to the city but as competitors who earned their Premier League spot at the same venue.
Boafoakwa Tano proudly boasts a rich history as one of Ghana’s top clubs, having nurtured numerous talents, including the legendary Kwasi Owusu, the nation’s third-highest all-time top scorer, and Dan Owusu, who claimed the Premier League’s top scorer title three consecutive times in 1974 (24 goals), 1975 (26 goals), and 1976 (28 goals).
Their qualification was achieved in grand fashion, even after conceding an early lead on Tuesday, May 30, 2023.
On Saturday, they will face another formidable opponent in Accra Great Olympics, a team that finished 14th in the 2022/23 betPawa Premier League. Great Olympics enters the new season with optimism after narrowly avoiding relegation on the final day of the previous season. The Blues have brought back Annor Walker as their head coach, following an unremarkable stint with FC Samartex 1996.
The Dade boys have recently won their last two home games and will be up against a Bofoakwa Tano side that earned its place in Zone One through a playoff victory over Techiman Eleven Wonders.
The former Ghana and Asante Kotoko legend, Frimpong Manso, has been appointed as head coach, and he has already made an impact by guiding the team to victory in the Division One League Super Cup.
Bofoakwa Tano has strengthened its squad with players like Rashid Mohammed, Steven Owusu, Charles Owusu, Andrews Appau, and goalkeeper Osei Kwame.
Great Olympics will rely heavily on the experience of players such as Samuel Ashie Quaye and Philip Sackey, along with new signings like Isaac Mensah, Mathew Abayase, and Mathew Agama.
The match will be broadcast live on StarTimes Adepa channel 247 at 3 pm on Saturday, September 16, 2023.