Bofoakwa Tano revived their Ghana Premier League promotion hopes with a 2-0 home triumph over Steadfast FC at the Coronation Park in Sunyani on Wednesday afternoon.
Attacker Osman Mustapha struck at either halve (28th and 86th minutes) to restore confidence in the promotion campaign.
The Hunters went into the tie having suffered back to back defeats with the latest being the elimination from the MTN FA Cup.
A dip in form of key squad member Akwasi Appiah appeared to have stolen a snippets of style from the exciting-looking green and whites.
But, claiming the maximum points against a mid-table Steadfast was non-negotiable and the host went into it with the mindset and psychology of nicking all three points right from the start.
Steadfast, though caused a few troubles from the start, failed to apply the brakes on the attacking telepathy of Ofori Asumadu’s men.
They fell behind inside the 28th minute when Issifu Issa tailored in a weighted free-kick and the gangling Mustapha ghosted into the box to apply a succulent flicking header to register the opener and send the home fans onto the feet in jubilation.
For Bofo it appears the game plan was to kill off the tie as a contest in the opening halve but Steadfast held on and defended with great rearguard.
The visitors created chances of their own and should have also benefited from petite slip ups at the back line of the hosts but they failed utilitise.
Bofoakwa soaked the pressure and allowed the visitors to grow their confidence in levelling up things. And, then teased them to even forge forward with the most in ambitious style.
But, that was a deceitful ploy and dangerous calamitous self-belief for the visitors.
They were booby-trapped by the offensive intelligence of the host. Player of the Month of March Ibrahim Salia nominee picked a loose and geared forward with the speed of lightening. He spotted Mustapha in his tracks and laid an inviting pass to the attacker who brilliantly did light works of the keeper and finished off with four minutes left on the clock.
By El Akyereko