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Sports News | Jun 9, 2004

Feyenoord Pip Olympics

GNA
A 90th minute classic strike from substitute Isaac Borketey Bortey of Feyenoord Academy in their mid-week game against Accra Great Olympics has pushed coach Mohammed Polo' already precarious job under great threat.
Supporters of the club have renewed their clamour for the head of the coach and have threatened to take the law into their hands and chase him out if management refused to act with the needed urgency. The supporters who touted the coach as a villain and called for his head after their game played at the Accra Sports Stadium, further called for a drastic shake-up in the playing body, which they claimed fared below expectation.
The angry supporters who sat in disbelieve after the game, rained insults on the former national star and questioned his ability to deliver.
The visibly worried coach who stayed glued to his seat after the game told the GNA Sports that "I am sorry, I cannot say anything, it will be very difficult to comment on the game; I am sorry", exhibiting signs that the end had come for him to call it quits.
Coach Polo joined the Wonder Club this season and has come under the searchlight after the team recorded a one all drawn game against debutants Real Sportive in their Premiership opener some three weeks ago.
The coach had blamed the plight of the club on functionalism had threatened to resign from the club amidst criticism and threats from the supporters after that game.
Most of the fans who thronged to the stadium with high hopes of whipping the Gomoa Fetteh lads went home disappointed when the Feyenoord boys stunned them with a late goal after the Accra team had played so well in the first half.
Olympics kept the vital area of the visitors boiling in greater part of the game but it was the debutants who exhibited great stamina spiced with intelligent ball control and focus when before finally warming themselves into the game.
The homesters came close on countless occasions to get the opener but lacked the precision and composure to cause any havoc. It was rather the magic of Bortey that turned the tide around for his side when he made use of perhaps the least chance that fell his way in the dying embers of the game to record their first victory in the league.
The player picked a through ball from the middle and raced into the Olympics vital area through the left flank before unleashing a deceitful acute picturesque shot to record the only goal in the game when at a time players of both sides were expecting a cross.


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