Accra Great Olympics played one of the best Ghanaian Premier league games in recent times to beat Legon Cities at the Accra Stadium in the Match week 2 of the league.
It was Great Olympics who set the tone of the night with some sweet Football display led by Gladson Awako, who’s mechanical Football and slippery nature made it difficult to tackle.
Even though pundits had predicted a tough midfield battle, it was Accra Great Olympics who won the initial exchanges with Gladson Awako, Michell Otou, Maxwell Abbey Quaye and Samuel Ashie Quaye controlling and marshalling the game.
The Experience of the Olympics midfield forced Legon Cities to resort to long searching balls into the area of their opponents.
The Dade boys played to the admiration of the partisan crowd that stole their way to the Stadium.
Not only were they outplaying their opponents, but also showed great intend in scoring, and by the 17th minute had threatened the goal area of Legon Cities on 3 occasions, forcing Fatau Dauda to make some close range saves.
Mesmerizing Gladson Awako breached the Defence of the royals again in the 18th minute but his Shot from close range hit the cross bar, bounced back to play, only for Joseph Adjei to clear for Legon Cities.
On the other half, Baba Mahama was doing his own thing, by running around teasingly with the ball, with Jonah Attuquaye in support.
Great Olympics came close to opening the scoring again in the 29th minute, but Maxwell Abbey Quaye’s feable shot was saved by Fatau Dauda from within the six yard box.
Just when, all thought the first half was over, Manaf MUDASIRU took on the defence of Legon Cities, but got fouled by Elvis Opoku at the tip of the box, Gladson Awako stepped on foe the challenge, and his low grounder shot went to the blind side of Fatau Dauda for the first goal of the game in the 44th minute, to end the first half.
Accra Great Olympics came back from the recess looking more like a side that is down by applying more pressure on the visitors, the pressure paid off when Samuel Ashie Quaye was fouled in the penalty area for the referee to award one for Olympics, Maxwell Abbey Quaye stood up to the challenge, and slotted the ball coolly unto the lower corner of the net in the 53rd minute.
After the second goal, Legon Cities looked merciless in the game, running ‘aimlessly’ on the field, but Coach Goran Barjaktarevic effected all his three substitutions with the introduction of Mohammed Yakubu, Cephas Doku, and Yussif Fadali to make his attack sharp, however that did not deter the dade boys who proved too strong to handle.
Samuel Ashie Quaye placed the icing on the cake when his bullet shot to the roof of the net in the 88th minute to beat Goalkeeper Fatau Dauda in goal, and put the game beyond Legon Cities.