Our destiny is in our own hands – Gt. Olympics coach

•  Attram — Oly’s coachUNDERPRESSURE chief trainer of Accra Great Olympics coach, Godwin Attram, believes the club can escape the drop but that to a large extent depend on his charges.
According to Attram, the club would have itself to blame if they fail to upstage Bechem United in the last game of the premiership on Sunday.
Olympics will trek to 13th-placed Bechem on Sunday, hoping to uspet their opponents who would also need maximum points to be safe from the fangs of relegation.
The 15th-placed Wonder Club beat AshantiGold 1-0 at the Accra Sports Stadium on Sunday to go 36 points, boosting their survival chances.
Olympics must beat Bechem United, who have 38 points, to stand a chance of surviving demotion.
“We have no excuse, if we want to come out of the relegation. We have our destiny in our own hands,” Attram said in a post-match interview.
“We have to do everything possible to win that game. We thank God that we are better than Inter Allies and other clubs in terms of head-to-head, so 39 points will take us out from the relegation zone.” The only goal of the game was registered in the 46th minute through a spot-kick that was expertly converted by skipper Benjamin Arthur.
Having defeated Olympics 3-1 in the first round tie at the Obuasi Len Clay Stadium,  the Miners were looking to make it a double victory over the ‘Dade Boys’ but failed as they never showed a game winning character throughout the game.
Right from the start, the host dominated the visitors as they unsettled them with some quick counter attacking play that left the Miners on the defence for most part of the opening exchanges.
With experienced George Owu in post for the Miners and organising his backline to perfection, it became increasingly clear that Olympics would have some tough time breaking the wall formed with Samuel Abeiku Ainooson and Samed Ibrahim in front of Owu.
With this Olympics resorted to long rage strikes and came close to scoring on the 29th minute mark when skipper of the side Adam Ampofo rattled the crossbar with a thunderbolt only for Christopher Nettey to head over the bar the rebound.
Back from recess, Olympics turned on the fire again and within a minute of play got a deserved penalty when AshantiGold midfielder MacCarthy Appiah brought down Nettey in the box, leaving referee Samuel Suker with the easiest of task to point to the spot,  the resultant kick was scored by Arthur.

email
Print Friendly

Leave a Comment