Wassaman United may have been relegated, but their dreams of lifting the 2012 edition of the Football Association Cup and a CAF Confederations Cup berth still lingers on as they come up against New Edubiase at the Accra Sports Stadium tomorrow.
The Tarkwa lads by far are the surprise package of this year’s competition and have grown stronger and stronger with each passing game and are 90minutes away from a dream final.
Surely, this is one feat most premier league clubs will be envious of looking at ala the Wassaman sparkle.
Their performance in the FA Cup have left many wondering how come they fell to the relegation canker but coach of the side Abubakar Yusif said his side should be judged by their performance in the FA Cup where he has promised to prove to all that his side is not bad as claimed.
Wassaman began their quest to by beating Beachem United 1-0 in their first game in the competition before defeating Dwarfs 2-0. They also accounted for Inter Allies 4-3 on penalties before rallying back from a goal down to see off Tema Youth 2-1 in the quarter finals of the competition last Monday at home.
Although not on the bench in their match against Tema Youth, head coach Yusif who was away in Prampram attending a coaching course will be in the saddle tomorrow to steer his boys to victory.
In striker Godbless Asamoah and Raphael Obeng, Wassaman possess two good imposing strikers who on any day can cause great harm to any defence if given the least opportunity. Edubiase, whose boss Abdul Salam Yakubu says he is preparing for Africa, better map up a strategy to cage these two Wassaman lads.
Not even the lost of Emmanuel Baffour and Mumuni Abubakar to South African giants Mamelodi Sundowns as well as other young stars whose performance catapulted them onto the 5th position on the just ended Glo Premier League is stopping Edubiase in their quest to play in the Confederation Cup competition next season.
Edubiase, who were kept waiting for well over a month after qualifying for the semi finals due to the issues that stalled the Wassaman and Tema Youth game, which forced them to release their players for some holidays, might struggle to find form in tomorrow’s game.
But the Bekwai side is looking beyond tomorrow’s game as well as the final against AshantiGold who many have touted as the strongest contenders for the title.
Looking at the history of the tournament which has turned out to prove otherwise the predictions of virtually every soccer pundits and connoisseurs, New Edubiase may look the huge favourites to match on into the finals but the slippery nature of the competition that last year saw Division One side Nania FC going against the odds to lift the trophy at stake, may just force many a fan to stop and look at the direction of Wassaman again before pulling out any predictions.
Come what may, Obuasi AshantiGold awaits patiently the winner come July 29 at the same venue.
The game which is free to women and children under the age of 10 also has a minimum ticket price of GH¢1.00 which will be charged for the Osu and Popular Stands of the Accra Sports Stadium, while Lower VIP tickets will go for GH¢2.00 with the Upper VIP and VVIP areas attracting GH¢5.00.