The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Accra Great Olympics, Oloboi Commodore, says the club has set a target to finish among the Top 4 clubs at the end of the ongoing Premier League season, insisting they are not in the competition just to survive relegation.
Despite a poor start to their campaign, coupled with the resignation of two coaches — Isaac Nii Armah resigned just before the 2019/20 Premier League season got underway and his successor, Prince George Koffie, took a similar route after their seventh week home loss to West Africa Football Academy (WAFA) — the Olympics boss remains confident that the team would improve as the competition progresses.
“As of now, we have young and talented players who have been improving on their performances on the field each week, and considering how we are playing, we are likely to be among the Top 4 clubs at the end of the league or firmly perch at the middle of the table,” he told Graphic Sports Online.
Describing their home defeat to WAFA at the Accra Sports Stadium as the most shocking loss in the league so far, Mr Commodore explained that his players performed very creditably and should have won the match but surprisingly lost to their more youthful opponents in dramatic fashion.
“The defeat was very shocking but we pulled ourselves up and went to Kumasi to claim the maximum points from King Faisal to prove that Olympics have returned to the Premier League with a big bang and to stay,” he stated.
The Olympics CEO admitted that the league was very competitive and would require that his players played above average as the league progressed to attain their target at the end of the season.
“The league is very competitive because at the moment, playing on home grounds does not guarantee one victory. Many away teams have been winning their matches just as we lost to WAFA, and this has made the competition very interesting,” he noted.
He called on all supporters of the club to rally behind the players in both their home and away matches to enable them to deliver.