Tamale City head coach, Hamza Mohamed, has revealed the team’s performance to win the Ghana Football Association’s mini-league was down to the idea of playing in the Premier League.
A 1-1 draw at the Accra Sports Stadium on Monday meant that Tamale City join R.T.U as one of two teams from the Northern region to play in the Premier League next season.
Isaac Mensah opened the scoring from the spot for Tamale City before Richard Addai restored parity for the Cape Coast-based side.
In his post-match interview, Hamza revealed the hunger to play in the top flight saw his players put in a good fight.
“[It was] one statement – ‘get to the premiership!’ When you introduce great players to the team [they don’t want to come] because it’s Division One but when they play in the Premier League, there are more opportunities for them,” he said.
“We just told them ‘hey come and play. If you do well, you’re going to the Premier League.”
The Ghana Football Association organised the playoff to identify a substitute for the demotion of AshGold after it was determined that they had manipulated a match.