Wa All Stars assistant coach, Alhaji Abdul Ganiyu-Sokpore, has discarded suggestions by the media claiming that their lost in the mid-week against the Inter Allies of Tema on Wednesday will affect their chances of winning the 2015/2016 Ghana Premier League.
All Stars’ two goals by Enoch Adu in the 15th minute and Gockel Ahortor in the 60th minute gave the Tema-based side the sweet revenge, despite losing by a similar margin in the first leg.
With eight matches to end the league season, All Stars trails leaders Heart of Oak by five points which means that All Stars will need to win subsequent matches to gain back hopes of challenging for the trophy after losing the leadership to Hearts in the second half of the league.
Speaking in a post-match press conference after the game, Alhaji Abdul Ganiyu said that the gap between the leaders is not wide and they have hopes of catching up in their subsequent games.
“It cannot in anyway affect our chance of winning the premier league considering the gap that has been created between Hearts of Oak, Kotoko, Aduana and those that are coming. I think that the future is bright. We still have the potential to win the league,” he said.
When asked if the reason they lost the game was a result of underrating Inter Allies, he revealed that their plan did not just work out for them on the day.
“No. The premiership is not all about underrating players but it’s all about preparation so we came in all out without plans. It didn’t work out so we will go back home and do our best and win the subsequent matchesl.”
Meanwhile, All Stars’ next assignment is at their dreaded home grounds in Wa where they are yet unbeaten this season as they welcome Bechem United for the match day 23 in the Ghana Premier League on August 7th this year.
Story by Daniel Boateng