GPL Preview : Wounded Elephants Host Olympics In Obuasi

Obuasi based Ashgold SC play host to multi-nominal Accra Great Olympics at the Len Clay in search of their first three points of the campaign. The Osonu returns home after an opening day defeat in Dormaa whiles Olympics missed out due to their opponent’s involvement in CAF confederation cup.

The 2015 Ghana Premier league champions welcome Accra Great Olympics to the Len Clay for the 9th time since 2000 with 4 wins and 2 draws. The Elephants recorded an impressive 9 wins from the 16 ties between them including 5 defeats.

Coach Bashiru Hayford and the Osonu kindred will be without defensive pillar in Kadri Mohamed, Awudu Nafiu and goal keeping pair of Fatawu Dauda and Robert Dabuo.

Accra Great Olympics, known in the football circles as Oly Konsonkonson and Ply Dade, enjoyed a healthy record of 1 win in the past 10 premier league games. A woeful team record of no win in 10 away ties has been blighted by 4 defeats in the said period.

Winner of the Ghana Premier league in 1970 and 1974 , Accra Great Olympics are noted for their mysterious nature and a win in Obuasi will not be surprised. The traditional club has made relegation part of their history, joining the drop almost the same year on arrival.

Referee Liman Nuhu Yakubu leads the list of officials that has the Badiu brothers on the lane. Nathan Anaafo will be the fourth referee for the Saturday clash billed to be televised live on eight different television stations.

Written by Saani Abacha


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