Match day one of the The Ashanti regional inter-schools football competition provided a huge upset as defending champions Obuasi Senior High technical school were kicked out by Akrofuom Senior High School by a lone goal. It was a normal day in the office for some teams as they wasted no time in dispatching their opponents back to the classroom.
Adventist 1:0 St. Georges
Bantama based Adventist SHS survived a scare from Kuntanase based
St. George’s to win by a lone goal after SDA were reduced to 10 men in the first half. But they managed to hold on capitalizing on a defensive blunder to score.
KASS 1:0 TKSS
Kumasi Anglican SHS overcame a resolute Tweneboa Kodua side by a solutary goal after a very difficult day for kass. Both sides showed clear intent in the initial stages but found the going tough. A very nice placement from KASS was enough to win the day for them.
ADU GYAMFI 3:1 NEW EDUBIASE SHS
One of the tournament favourites ADU GYAMFI SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL produced a not so convincing performance to beat a determined Edubiase shs 3:1. Two classic goals on the day each from the two schools spiced up a beautiful afternoon of football.
Osei Tutu SHS 2:2 Barekese shs (4:2 on penalties for OT)
Perhaps the most exciting match of the day was this match which produced a lot of exciting moments after Barekese came from behind twice to equalise to set up an interesting shootout won by OT. Barekese were a man down for some duration of the game. OT will come face to face with Adu Gyamfi SHS on Thursday in the next round.
Defending Champions Obuasi
Senior High technical school were given the matching orders by Akrofuom Senior High technical school in the fifth match of the day to the amazement of supporters. The defending champions were disappointingly poor as they allowed Akrofuom to match them boot for boot. A goal from Akrofuom against the run of play was enough to secure an unlikely victory for Akrofuom who defended their lead with all their lives.
T. I. Amass, Fomena 0 : 0 Sakafia (sakafia wins 5:4 on pen.
T.I. Amass led by the captain of the national under 17 side Eric Ayiah showed a lot of promise against a determined Sakafia side who were resolute on the day. Sakafia eventually won on penalties after a barren game.