An AshantiGold fan celebrating the title.
Monday Sep 07, 2015. 08:06
AshantiGold SC claimed the 2014/15 Ghana Premier League title on Sunday with a slim 1-0 victory over WAFA at the Len Clay Stadium in Obuasi.
Striker Emmanuel Osei ended the Miners league title drought as he struck the match-winner through a 72nd minute penalty.
The Miners have now won their fourth title in 19 years- the last time was for the 1995/1996 season.
AshGold knew victory could win them the title with relegation-threatened New Edubiase United holding second-placed Aduana Stars at the Agyeman-Badu Park in Dormaa Ahenkro.
WAFA, who had captain Martin Antwi forced off the pitch with injury and replaced by Charles Boateng in the first-half, managed to hold the leaders for the best parts of the game until an inexperienced blunder caused them a penalty which was converted by Osei.
AshantiGold players received motivation from their teammate Bernard Morrison who has just signed for DR Congo side AS Vita Clube.
And, the pomp and pageantry was massive after the final whistle as head coach Bashir Hayford celebrated the trophy win- his second as a coach-with wild jubilation.
With a game to spare, AshantiGold now sit comfortably at the top of the chart with 52 points, six points better than second-placed Aduana Stars.