Eleven Wonders humble Olympics

Author: Kwame Larweh
WAFA managed a narrow win over Olympics away from home
WAFA managed a narrow win over Olympics away from home

Visiting Techiman Eleven Wonders withstood a second-half onslaught to beat Accra Great Olympics 2-1 in their ninth week fixture at the Accra Sports Stadium on Sunday.

In a rather boring encounter which took place in front of nearly an empty stadium, the match came to life in the 13th minute after Wonders Sule Musa smashed a volley into the back of the net for the opener.

Olympics charged on their opponents after the goal in search of the equaliser. In the 20th minute, when skipper Emmanuel Clottey released attacker Yusif Abdul-Razak in the area, his attempt to square the ball onto the path of Gladson Awako to shoot at goal was botched by Wonders skipper Simms Kwayie.

Five minutes later, the hosts fetched the equaliser when Awako found space in the Wonders area and unleashed a powerful drive, goalkeeper Moosie Kwadwo John fumbled to save the ball, which slipped into the net.

Olympics sustained their momentum and nearly went ahead three minutes later, but an inter-play involving forwards Isaac Gyamfi and Ibrahim Sulley in the visitors’ box was thwarted by goalkeeper Moosie.

Eleven Wonders shocked their hosts again in the 31st minute with a brilliant goal. Winger Mugeese Abdul Zakaria received the ball in his area from the right, led a solo run into the Olympics half and curled it to Ibrahim Salifu who tapped the ball with his left foot into the back of the net.

Back from recess, Olympics introduced veteran Godfred Saka, Richard Yamoah and Mohammed Aminu but the trio failed to make any impact on the game.

The homesters had many set pieces and corner kicks but their forwards lacked the quality to put the ball into the net.