Great Olympics assumed the summit of the Ghana Premier League table after beating Medeama SC by 1-0 during a Week 18 fixture at the Accra sports stadium on Friday afternoon as Ghana national U20 player Samuel Ashie Quaye scored the only goal of the game in the 41st minute.
The two-time champions of Ghana collected their 33rd point of the season in 18 games and lead the league standings now – two more points over Karela United who have played a game less.
Coach Annor Walker named key players Gladson Awako, Philip Sackey, Razak Kasim, Abdul Mudasiru in his starting formation but Maxwell Abbey Quaye , Michael Yeboah and Michel Otu were not part of the match-day squad whilst James Akaminko excelled on his debut for the Wonder Club.
Yaw Preko – making his debut on the other side – handed starting places to new signings Ivorian full-back Oumar Coulibally, Zakaria Mumuni and former Hearts of Oak defender Vincent Atingah as Prince Opoku Agyemang and Ahmed Toure started up front.
Opoku Agyemang should have done better after a Toure cross found him in the Olympics area but the striker who had the best option of squaring the ball for Mumuni fired a low shot that was easily stopped by goalkeeper Benjamin Asare.
Medeama are thus winless against Olympics this season as they drew at home to their Friday opponents in Tarkwa before this latest defeat.