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Upper West Region Middle League: Free Scoring Wa Power SC seal DOL Qualifications In 50-goal feast, edges out Golden FC in thrilling decider

Wa Power SC sealed a placed in the 2023/24 Access Bank Division One League with a remarkable 50-goal campaign that saw them recording 16 wins and 3 draws in their unbeaten 19 league matches.

The Duori-based side, led by Abdul Aziz Kandumah, scored a dramatic late winner through the lethal Mohammed Mabrouk Costa to deny Golden FC in a thrilling 2-1 decider at the Wa Malik Jabir Park on Saturday June 17,2023.

Having missed out on the much awaited qualifications in the last 3 seasons, Wa Power SC kicked off their season with a 2-0 win against Golden FC before going to record 10 more wins in the 14 group stage matches.

The determined champions only failed to score against Kpongu Tanga in the opening 14 games despite racking home 38 goals in the process.

In the process, the Duori-based side allowed 8 goals in the group stages thanks to the defensive solidity of the team.

At the middle league stages, Kandumah John and his boys recorded 100 percent win to take their season tally to 50 goals from 19 attempts.

An opening strike from Abdul Karim Adamu Onga set the Wa Stadium alight only for Ibrahim Gafaru to pull parity very late into the final game.

Mohammed Mabrouk Costa then lit up the Malik Jabir Park with a 95th minute belter to deflate the hopes of the Golden boys from Serekpere.

The eventual 2-1 win ensured that Abdul Aziz Kandumah John sealed his second personal qualifications to the Access Bank Division One League having led Wa Suntaa SC to the second tier in 2017/18.

Alongside Wa Power SC, Golden FC, Hilla Stars and Sore Nante (Wa FC) all sealed places in the 2023/24 MTN FA Cup.

Sheikh Tophic Sienu

Tophic Abdul-Kadir with the pen name Sheikh Tophic Sienu is a Ghanaian journalist with specialization in sports reporting and media consultancy. He has been a practicing sports journalist since 2008 and a media consultant for many government agencies and private sector organizations. He studied Communications Studies at the Christian Service University College in Kumasi and is currently pursuing an MA in Strategic communications at the African University college of communications in Accra. He also holds B.ed in Basic Education from the University of Education, Winneba. Married and blessed with two handsome boys and a girl, Sheikh Tophic Sienu resides in Accra, the capital of Ghana and currently works as the editor for West Africa’s fastest growing football portal – FootballMadeInGhana.com.gh Until his appointment as editor for FootballMadeInGhana.com.gh, Sheikh Tophic Sienu was the editor for the colourful football portal 442gh.com and also spent three years with the biggest football website in Ghana, GHANAsoccernet.com as a writer and reporter. He is a regular television analyst/football pundit on Ghana Television (GTV), Metro TV as well as serving as a pundit for the Bundesliga on match days on GTV Sports+. He’s highly respected for his knowledge of the African game, his punditry on the German Bundesliga as well as his admiration and consistent updates of the Bundesliga, the CAF Champions League and Confederation Cup as well as the AFCON on social and mainstream media. He is one of a few football writers in Ghana to have had the opportunity of traveling to cover the Bundesliga on a media visit organized by the DfB International and broadcast partners StarTimes. He is a well-organized team player, detailed-oriented and able to handle multiple tasks. He has covered several events including top international sporting events – Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), West Africa football Union (WAFU) and the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar- as well as serving as a consultant for several football clubs and media outlets in Ghana. He is a perfectionist and always wants to achieve the best out of the lot. He is always a unifier wherever he is found as well as helping to accelerate the achievement of goals and has positioned himself as a valuable resource in a variety of situations. Even though he believes in certificates, he believes in what he can do more than what he has. He is highly connected in the Ghanaian media as well as several Africa countries and is a valuable asset to facilitate and accelerate the achievement of goals through the media and communication industry.

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