Okwahu United defeated visiting Accra Great
Olympics by a lone goal in their Polytank Division One League match played at the
Nkawkaw Park on Sunday.
The only goal of the match was scored in the 15th minute by outside left Kofi
Owusu when his long range shot beat Olympics keeper Ben Mensah.
Okwahu United dominated play and mounted pressure on Olympics at the initial
stages of the game and should have increased the scores but erratic shooting by the
strikers denied tem further goals.
Olympics counter-attack with skipper Andy Pomeyi, substitute Kwasi Bonsu, Eric
Adjei and Isaac Bortey, all former Premier League players combining effectively in
search of the needed equalizer and were able to put the ball in the net in the 20th
minute through centre forward Ibrahim Fuseini but his effort was ruled off-side.
The home team continued to dominate play with their free flow game during the
second half but wasted two corner kicks in the 48th and 50th minutes as the strikers
failed to utilize the chances.
In the 55th minute, Olympics' outside left Isaac Bortey was injured and had to be
carried from the field on a supporter's back for treatment because there were no rpt
no Red Cross or any health official around to attend to the player or put him on a
Olympics made three changes as against two by Okwahu and the changes
benefited Olympics who mounted series of pressure but goalkeeper James Nkansah of
the national Under-17 side and in posts for Okwahu was able to save several of the
shots in the 68th, 75th and 80th minutes.
The match degenerated into rough play and the referee had to pull his yellow card
on four occasions to stamp his authority on the game and later gave Okwahu United's
skipper Samuel Twerefour, the marching off orders in the 86th minute for fouling
Olympics substitute Akawa Malik.