Monday, June 15, 2009


By Kwame Asare Boadu, Sunyani

GRADUALLY, Bofoakwa Tano are picking up form in the Zone IB of the National First Division League. This has raised the hopes of their supporters of a possible return to the premier division next season.
Lying fourth on the league table, four points adrift of leaders, Bechem United, Bofoakwa are capable of climbing into the top two to enable them participate in the middle league, for promotion to the premier division.
But, this would demand extra efforts from the players and management, looking at the strength of the teams in the league.
It is regrettable that the once-upon-a-time top premiership side from Sunyani had to find themselves in the lower division.
Since the club was relegated to division one some three seasons ago, things have not gone down well for them as they struggle to maintain even their division one status.
Last season for instance, they had to fight hard to avoid relegation to division two.
For a club that had produced great players like former national captain, Kwasi Owusu, Dan Owusu, Enoch Asumadu, Philip Opoku Sampene, Emmanuel Acheampong and a host of other former national stars, their current state is nothing to write home about.
Mismanagement, player indiscipline and supporter hooliganism among other negative developments, had contributed to the downward drift of the club.
Perhaps, they can only learn from the past to ensure that the club return to the premiership where they properly belong.
Sunyani is one of the best football centres in the country, no doubt about that. This is manifest in the high patronage of matches and the ability to produce great players.
It is important therefore that stakeholders of the club avoid petty squabbles to enable the club find form and return to the elite division.

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