GPL match report: Struggling Great Olympics beat Kotoko 2-0 to deepen their woes


Swedish Trainer Tom Strand picked his first victory in the ongoing Ghana Premier League since taking over from Godwin Attram.

Accra Great Olympics beat Asante Kotoko 2-0 Saturday afternoon to increase the Porcupine Warriors winless streak to seven games.

The Fabulous giants continued their poor form in the ongoing Ghana Premier League after suffering a 2-0 defeat to the Ole Dade boys.

Olympics looked well-organized throughout the match as they beat harmless Kotoko who had its strikers lacking ideals upfront.

Winger Emmanuel Gyamfi came close to scoring for Kotoko with a powerful header from Michael Akuffo’s cross but lacked the direction needed to hit the back of the net.

Paul Fiatsi with an excellently effort shot Great Olympics in front in the 14th minute before prodigy Francis Atsu doubled the host lead back from recess.

Coach Frimpong Manso was forced to make his first substitution in the first half when he brought Prince Acquah to replace injured Jackson Owusu.

The visitors kept surging forward in their bid to restore parity but their strikers could hardly walk past resolute Great Olympics defense paraded by Swedish trainer Tom Strand.

Coach Frimpong Manso in attempt to level things up for his side introduced Obed Owusu into the game to replace striker Kwame Boateng who had one shot on target in the first half.

Kwame Boahene also had to pave way for Ollenu Ashitey to have a feel of the game but his substitution could not do any magic for Kotoko as they failed to at least secure a point in the crucial clash.

Douglas Opoku was substituted for David Agordome with Ayamba Agouda also coming on for Englebert Grey.

Francis Atsu Dzokpata of Great Olympics was adjudged as the NASCO man of the match after an impressive display in the game.

Kotoko starting XI

Felix Annan

Ahmed Adams

Awal Mohammed

Edwin Tuffour Frimpong

Nafiu Awudu

Owusu Jackson/Prince Acqauh

Emmanuel Gyamfi

Michael Akuffo

Abass Mohammed

Kwame Boahene/Ollenu Asahitey

Kwame Boateng/ Obed Owusu

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