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30.03.2006 General News

Olympics qualifies for Premier League in style


Nkawkaw, Mar 30, GNA - Accra Great Olympics played a highly determined game to beat Sekondi based Wise Fighters 2-0 in their Middle League football match at the Nkawkaw Park to qualify to play in this year's GT Premier League in grand style.

Olympics who had won all their four matches before coming into the match, scored both goals in the second half of the game. The blend of youthful and experienced players of Olympics mounted pressure on their opponents right from the start and had a chance to score in the 20th 22nd and 25th minutes when Andy Pomayie, right winger Emmanuel Ansung and Kwasi Bonsu all shot off target. Olympics continued to probe for goals in the second half and had the chance to score in the 48th minute when Aryetey Botwe shot into the net after going past three defenders of Wise Fighters to beat keeper Ismael Lindsey in post.

In the 53rd minute, Wise Fighters had an opportunity to equalise but Ebo Mends shot over the bar with the Olympics keeper, Joseph Halm completely beaten.

Olympics continued to dictate the pace and got the second goal when substitute centre forward David Offei's long shot beat keeper Lindsey thus shattering the ambition of Wise Fighters of joining the Premier League.

In the 85th minute, Wise Fighters left full back, Essiama Sakyi was shown the red card by Kumasi based Class One referee Joe Debrah for a dangerous play.