Oly sink Wa All Stars

Oly's goal scorer, Benjamin Arthur (left) mounts a tough challenge on Wa All Stars Moses Nyarko in yesterday's game    Photo Seth Osabukle

Oly’s goal scorer, Benjamin Arthur (left) mounts a tough challenge on Wa All Stars Moses Nyarko in yesterday’s game Photo Seth Osabukle

Wonder Club, Accra Great Olympics yesterday ended their three-game losing streak with a 2-0 win over defending champions, Wa All Stars in their week 21 clash at the Accra Sports Stadium.

Playing an improved game from their last two home games that ended in defeat, Great Olympics squandered glorious opportunities that came their way in the opening minutes but had to thank Benjamin Arthur and Cofie Bekoe for ensuring victory.

The game started on a high note, making incursions into each other’s half but with Olympics enjoying greater share of the dominance.

Olympics grew in confidence minute after minute and could have opened the scoring in the ninth minute but Kwame Boateng’s effort in front of goal was too weak to beat goalkeeper Richard Ofori in post for Wa All Stars.

Striker Daniel Appiah also had two goal scoring opportunities in the 19th and 25th minutes but his final delivery raised question mark over the Oly attack.

On the 28th minute mark, midfielder Benjamin Arthur headed in the opener from an incisive free kick taken by Emmanuel Asante.

Spurred on by the goal, they kept probing but their problem remained the same – poor shooting from the strikers with Appiah being the worst culprit.

Wa All Stars did little to threaten the goal area of the host forcing only two saves from goalkeeper Michael Sai in post for Olympics.

The defending champions came back in the opening exchanges of the second half and could have drawn level after two minutes of play but Seth Amoateng who broke through the offside trap was stopped by Olympics’ skipper, Adom Ampofo.

Five minutes after that effort from Ampofo, Cofie Bekoe made it 2-0 for Great Olympics when he took a loose ball behind the center line and run past a host of defenders before hitting a right footed shot past Ofori in post for the visitors.

By Raymond Ackumey 

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