2021/22 Ghana Premier League: Week 18 Match Report – Great Olympics 2-1 Real Tamale United



Great Olympics off to a flying start in the second round of the Ghana Premier on Monday after beating Real Tamale United at the Accra Sports Stadium.

The Dade Boys needed a goal in the additional minutes of the match to claim a 2-1 victory over the RTU to make it three wins on the bounce in the premiership.

Olympics gaffer Annor Walker made two changes to the team that beat Elmina Sharks FC 1-0 in Accra two weeks ago with a suspension of James Akaminko.

George Asamoah returned to the starting lineup after being benched in the last two games as he replaced Akaminko.

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Daniel Adrian Adjetey earned a starting place for the very first time this season for the Dade Boys after coming from the bench to net the match winner against Sharks.

Adjetey took the place of Abdul Bashiru at the left-back position for Olympics.

RTU trainer Shaibu Ibrahim Tanko made three alterations to the squad that held Hearts of Oak to a scoreless stalemate in Tamale two weeks ago.

Victor Aidoo who is on loan from Hearts started for the first time for RTU having taken the place of Ishmael Nketiah with Iddrisu Gadafi also coming in for Yussif Nurudeen.

Samuel Bawa was named in the starting lineup after replacing injured Sadat Mohammed.

Asamoah got the breakthrough for Olympics as early as the 5th minute after benefitting from a mistake by goalkeeper Yaw Osei .

Osei failed to deal with a free-kick as he fumbled with the ball which fell the way of the midfielder who made no mistake to slot home the opener.

Aidoo forced Olympics shot stopper Stephen Kwaku to make a wonderful save in the 52nd minute with a brilliant effort from outside the box.

Augustine Ronald Frimpong converted a penalty kick in the 85th minute to draw the Northerners level as he sent goalkeeper Kwaku the wrong way.

Raymond Oko Grippman brought down substitute Martin Akolgo inside the box resulting in the penalty to RTU.

Substitute Ibrahim Sulley handed the maximum points to the Wonder club in stoppage time as he connected a pass from Philip Nii Sackey to score the match winner.

The win takes Olympics to the second place on the premiership standings with 9 points behind leaders Asante Kotoko SC


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