Accra Great Olympics vs Asante Kotoko

Details

Date Time League Season Match Day Full Time
April 16, 2021 3:00 pm Ghana Premier League (GPL) 2020-2021 20 90'

Officials

Centre RefereeAssistant Referee4th RefereeMatch Commissioner
Clement Kwame NkuahAugustine Soglo Dakurah
Kofi Nyarko Bekae
GEORGE MAWULI VORMAWORAlhassan Mohammed

Past Meetings

(3)
Ghana Premier League (GPL)
2020-2021
Accra Sports Stadium - Osu

Results

Club1st Half2nd HalfGoalsOutcome
Accra Great Olympics000Draw
Asante Kotoko000Draw

Accra Great Olympics

1Benjamin Asare Goalkeeper
4Samuel Ashie Quaye Left Back
5Philip Nii Sackey Right Back
8Michael Otou Defensive Midfielder
10Gladson Awako Forward
19Eric Osei Bonsu Left Back
21Razak Kasim 31 Defender
25Hamza Zakari Defensive Midfielder
26Ebenezer Sekyere Defender
32James Akaminko Midfielder 74'
39Joshua Kwame Rhule 7 Forward
7Maxwell Abbey Quaye 39 Forward
31Thomas Darlington Acquah 21 Midfielder
  1

Coach: Annor Walker

Asante Kotoko

1Razak Abalora Goalkeeper
2Samuel Frimpong Defender
3Mudasiru Salifu Midfielder 89'
4Yussif Mubarik Defender
5Ibrahim Imoro Left Back
13Emmanuel Sarkodie 18 Midfielder
17Habib Mohammed Defender
21Patrick Kpojo Asmah Midfielder
27Andy Kumi Francis 20 Forward
29Emmanuel Gyamfi 77 Offensive Midfielder
30Ismail Abdul Ganiyu Defender
18Godfred Asiamah 13 Right Back
77Michael Vinicius 29 Forward
20Abdul Latif Anabila 27 Midfielder
  1
Goals
0
0
Assists
0
0
Yellow Cards
1
1
Red Cards
0
0
Penalty
0
0
Penalty Missed
0
0

Ground

Accra Sports Stadium - Osu
Accra Sports Stadium, Starlets 91 Road, Ministries, Victoriaborg, Greater Accra Region, 0302, Ghana

Recap

A highly combustive game with packed midfield by both sides rendered the game a highly compact keeping both players behind the ball with the opponent in possession.

Great Olympics changed their Orthodox 4-2-3-1 system to a more 4-3-3 role  with 5 midfielders coming up against Asante Kotoko’s  4-2-3-1 where Andy Kumi Francis was the leading marksman.

it was Olympics who dominated much of the play in the first half, but struggled xto create any meaningful opening to the Kotoko back line.

Relying deeply on counter attacks, Asante Kotoko used Mubarik Yussif and Mudasiru Salifu to release long searching balls to Emmanuel Gyamfi on the right flank, but Eric Osei Bonsu, and Hamza Zakari were on hand to keep the swift winger at bay.

Samuel Ashie Quaye moved to the midfield after the half hour mark to try his legs on opening up the Kotoko set up, but his efforts proved futile

Both sides failed to threaten each other in the entire half  bringing the game to a half time break

Kotoko came close to score in the 66” after Godfred Asiamah cross was to the goal area was headed out by Hamza Zakari.

sensing danger of not getting a goal, Coach Annor Walker threw more men upfront to try break the back of Asante Kotoko but still failed to connect some of the few chances that came their way,

James Akaminko who had labored for a goal all afternoon had his close range shot saved by  Goalkeeper Razak Abalora in the 78th minute.

Asante Kotoko had a swift counter attack a minute later but Godfred Asiamah’s cross was met by Michael vinicius but his shot was parred away by Benjamin Asare in goal for the Dade boys.

The two teams however tried their all to get a goal, but were held by the opponent.

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