Accra Hearts of Oak won their 21st and the first league title in over a decade despite losing their final week fixture to WAFA at the Sogakope Park on Saturday, July 17.
The Phobians went to Sogakope Park to ice the cake on their league triumph but were pegged back by the Academy boys who inflicted a 1-0 defeat against the millennium champions.
Togo defender, Youssifou Atte’s well struck free kick in the second half was enough to end the 2000 CAF Champions League winners’ 13-game unbeaten run under coach Samuel Boadu.
Despite the defeat , WAFA coach, Prosper Narteh Ogum has described Hearts of Oak as deserving league champions.
“They are the best club in Ghana at the moment, they have won the league, there is no question mark about that.
“They have a good coach, they have good quality individual players.
“He’s [Samuel Boadu] been able to bring them together.
“Defensively when they are playing you can their structuring organization, when they are on the offence too, you can see patterns of tactical disposition in their play and I think they deserve to be champions of Ghana this year.” Prosper Narteh Ogum said.
The Phobians finished the league with 61 points after the 34 games in the season.
Hearts of Oak who have the CAF Champions League from the 2000 edition, will return to the competition after years of absence. They are winners of the CAF Super Cup in 2001 and the Confederation Cup in 2004.