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We take a look at Mahala Football Academy’s performance and the road to the finals.

Mahala Football Academy on Wednesday afternoon made history to qualify for the 2023 Ashanti Region Division Two Promotional tournament final after beating Kumasi Academicals in the playoff game. With midfielder Isaac Asumadu and defender Addai Robben scoring in the first half of the encounter we were just good to go at the Prempeh College Park.

The sweet victory earned as a slot for the final of the Promotional tournament. A remarkable achievement well made in our maiden edition of the country’s third-tier league.

Let’s row, on how it all started.

Mahala Football Academy popularly known as ‘The Academy Boys’ made a case by booking qualification to the country’s third-tier league after spending a season in the fourth-tier. With hardwork and good football, Ghanaian young trainer Emmanuel Nkrumah led the team to replicate same feet having conquered the middle league.

Mahala Football Academy holding prayer session at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium ahead of Jachie United game

We begun an intensive preseason for the 2022-23 Ashanti Regional Division Two League and later was drawn in Zone four alongside eight other teams. The season which could be termed a good campaign begun in early December.

Mahala Academy commenced the season with an opener against Centurio Life ending 2-0 in favour of Mahala Academy before beating Sasaamo Panin, 2-1. Despite, a difficult first round of matches we registered two straight wins with an unbeaten run of four matches, won two and drew two with a 2-1 defeat to Longford FC in week 5.

The outfit recorded three wins, four draws and one lost in the first half of the campaign. We begun the second phase with five winning streak before booking qualification for middle league with a sensational 3-1 comeback win over Centurio Life.

Throughout, qualification Mahala Football Academy lost only twice thus one in the first round and another in the second round of the League, recording 10 wins, four draws and two defeats.

Team warming up at Kumasi Baba Yara Sports Stadium

At the Group phase of our playoff for 2023 Ashanti Region Division Two Promotional tournament, we lost our opening game but staged an enigmatic display to pick victory in our second and third game respectively, against Jachie United and KSI Academicals to set the stage with Zone four member PAC Academy in the grand finale this weekend.

Mahala Football Academy has made history, becoming the first club in the Ashanti Region to qualify for middle league in Division Three( fourth-tier league) in his debut campaign and proceed to repeat same feet in Division Two (third-tier league) and sailing through to the finals of the tournament.

The Sky Blue and Yellow outfit will now battle with PAC Academy for the only slot to National Division One League next season.

Game slated for Kumasi Baba Yara Sports Stadium on Saturday, May 6, 2023 at exactly 3:00pm.


Coach Emmanuel Nkrumah

Ghanaian enterprising tactician, Emmanuel Nkrumah led the team to this unprecedented football achievement in the country’s third-tier league. He masterminded Mahala Football Academy’s qualification from the fourth-tier to the third-tier in just a season.

Guided the side, once more to finish as best-runner up of the 2023 Ashanti Region Division Two League for the playoff tournament.

Nkrumah’s form in the season is second to known after Benab FC who went unbeaten throughout the Zonal championship. Tactician Emmanuel Nkrumah accumulated 35 points, recording 10 wins, five draws and two loses.

He managed to poach his outfit in the attacking space, where he scored as many as 35 goals and conceded 15 with three cleansheets.


Justice Asamoah – 9 goals
Kofi Agyemang – 8 goals
Emmanuel Attah Frimpong – 4 goals
Kelvin Asenso – 4 goals
Isaac Asumadu – 4 goals
Addai Robben – 2 goals
Awudu Mohammed – 2 goals
Osman Salifu – 1
Prince Osei – 1
Okyere Ransford – 1
Antwi Elijah – 1

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