Olympics, Feyenoord In Flying Starts

MiddleAccra Great Olympics’ hopes of returning to the Premier League began with a win last Saturday in the play-offs for Division One League sides.

The Wonder Boys got off to a 2-1 win over Istanbul at the Baba Yara Stadium as they go joint-top in Zone III with former premiership campaigners, Tema Youth, who defeated Okwawu United 2-1 at the Len Clay.

Doetsey Agbeshie and Abraham Anang scored for Olympics before Eric Agyei managed to score a consolation for Istanbul.

Tema Youth needed goals from Nicholas Odjer and Bright Adjei to down Okwawu who pulled one back through Prince Siaw.

Olympics will head into their next fixture tomorrow against Okwawu.

The winner of each zone qualifies for next season’s Premier League.

Meanwhile, Irate Istanbul fans attacked their Great Olympics counterparts and made attempt to man-handle match officials in the aftermath of the 2-1 in the Division One Zonal Middle League, according to reports.

Police in Kumasi have picked up six macho men who are purported Istanbul supporters who got involved in violent acts at the Baba Yara Stadium after their side lost against Great Olympics.

Fierce clashes were recorded after the end of the game as fans of Istanbul tried to stage a brutal fight.

Istanbul midfielder Samuel Okyere and their goalkeeper rushed aftermatch officials after the final whistle.

*Eleven Wise coach Angelo Dedon Arkhurst was unable to speak to the media due to uncontrollable wailing following his side’s 1-0 loss to Fetteh Feyenoord in the Premier League Promotional playoffs.

The Sekondi-based club’s hopes of staging a return to the Ghanaian top flight were dimed after the opening day defeat to Feyenoord on Saturday.

A 66th minute strike by Samuel Tetteh was all Feyenoord needed to carry the day at the Tema Park.

Coach Angelo Dedon Arkhurst who was heartbroken particularly over the several missed chances of his side broke down in tears the moment referee William Agbovi blasted his whistle to end the game.

The coach was unable to give his post-match reaction to the game as officials and other members of his technical staff tried to console him.

Eleven Wise had travelled alongside nine buses full of their noisy fans and arrived at the Tema Park with huge expectations of a win.

With the defeat, they had no choice  but to troop back to their waiting buses with disappointment written on their faces .

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