First home win for Olympics

Oly players celebrating a goal at the Accra Sports Stadium

Oly players celebrating a goal at the Accra Sports Stadium

Bernadihno Osah gave Accra Great Olympics their first home win of the season yesterday at the Accra Sports Stadium as they laboured to a 1-0 win over Cape Coast Ebusua Dwarfs.

Despite the scrappy display by the two sides, Olympics did what matters most in the game, finding the back of the net as early as the fourth minute when Osah fired a grounder past Michael Abu in goal for the visitors.

Enjoying incredible support from their fans, Oly kicked off amidst fierce protest from their skipper, Daniel Quaye, over an item believed to have been planted in the centre circle by one of the Dwarfs players.

But Referee Kyeremeh Yeboah ignored the protest and whistled them into action.

Oly enjoyed the better part of possession threatening the visitors’ area in two quick attacks, the second one resulting in a corner after Dwarfs goalie, Abu pushing Emmanuel Amartey’s effort to corner.

The resultant kick was flicked to the opposite direction with Oly still in possession as Adom Ampofi crossed the ball into Dwarfs area.

In the process, it created a melee before falling to Bernandinho who controlled first before firing through a forest of legs to find the left side of the post for the opener.

That was the only best moment for the Wonder Club as Dwarfs dominated the rest of the proceedings, pinning Oly to their side of the field but failed woefully to create any decent chance of note in the entire 90 minutes.

Both sides effected changes in the second half but Oly struggled to put their act together as Dwarfs pushed more men forward and succeeded in cutting supply to Oly’s dangerman, Abel Manomey.

The visitors were also frustrated greatly by the attitude of Olympics players, especially goalkeeper, Abraham Odonkor who went down anytime the ball goes to touch.

Oly were, however, unlucky to have not been awarded a late penalty when Daniel Appiah was brought down heavily in the goal area.

That notwithstanding, it was welcome win celebrated in style by the supporters who for the first time in the season found their voices to sing some of the club’s anthems in appreciation of the feat.


By Andrew Nortey

 

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