Oly climb over Wa All Stars

DSC_2422ACCRA Great Olympics’ unbeaten run in all competitions was extended to four after a 57th minute header from Agbashie Dotse handed the wonder club a hard fought 1-0 victory over Wa All Stars in a 12th week fixture of the First Capital Plus Premier League on Saturday at the Accra Sports Stadium.

It was the second straight league wins for the newly appointed coach of the club, Yaw Acheampong who also guided the AGOSU lads to FA Cup and Elite Cup wins over Ebusua Dwarfs and Tema Amidaus respectively.

Saturday’s win crowned an improved second half display by the Wonder Club which struggled with a 4-3-3 system employed in the first half to leave their guests bemused.

But to their astonishment, the system allowed the tactically disciplined All Stars side to settle well in their strides and marched the host squarely.

In a first half that saw the only clearest chance fell to All Stars’ Kweku Baffoe on the 18th minute mark, the game was concentrated in midfield with both sides failing to thrill the sparse crowd with scoring opportunities.

On that occasion, Baffoe broke free with the Olympics defenders who were left stranded in a poorly set offside trap but unsure of his status at the time hesitated, allowing Richard Kingson in goal for Olympics to attack only for the midfielder to shoot wide.

Olympics brought on Daniel Appiah for Owusu Sefa on resumption of the second half and immediately made his impact felt when he broke loose with his first touch but his pass to Emmanuel Amartey was shot off target.

Appiah’s pace and brilliant ball control was a problem for All Stars defenders who kept fouling and in the end giving out freekicks to the home side.

Olympics threw in Adom Ampofo a few minutes later to replace Edmund Sakyi whose first touch found Appiah. He took on his marker and in the process won a corner kick.

A flick from the kick found the head of Kwame Boateng who directed it to the path of Agbashie who wasted no time heading home.

All Stars quickly brought on Emmanuel Ocran and Joshua Otoo for Kweku Baffoe and Stephen Nyarko and piled pressure on the home team whose defense centered on George Braku and Ofoe Ofotsu provided a perfect cover for Kingson.

By Andrew Nortey

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