Special Competition: Inter Allies held by Sharks at Tema

Author: Benjamin Xornam Glover
The match between Inter Allies and Elmina Sharks failed to produce a goal

Inter Allies FC and Elmina Sharks FC settled for a goalless drawn game in the GFA Normalisation Committee Special Competition played at the Tema Stadium on Sunday.

Though both sides created some decent chances, none failed to put a goal in the net.

The best chance of the game fell to Benjamin Teneboah in the sixth minute when his shot hit the post with just the Sharks goalkeeper to beat, after teammate Felix Addo had rounded up the Inter Allies defenders before laying a perfect pass to Tweneboah.

Inter Allies players had a penalty appeal denied midway through the first half after a Shark player was deemed to handled the ball in the box but the referee ignored the appeal and waved for play-on.

After recess, both side lifted up their play but that was not enough to get either side a goal.

In the 74th minute Inter Allies' Michael Otou's free kick bounced off the post and the ball fell in the path of substitute Effiong Nsungusi Jnr, but Sharks goalkeeper Richard Attah of Elmina Sharks was quick of his line to clear the ball to deny the home side a goal.

Despite his side's inability to score, Inter Allies coach Rashid Iddi said his team's display was encouraging.

He noted that being the first game after nine months of no competitive football, his players were a bit rusty but was optimistic that they would put up a better performance in subsequent matches.

His Sharks counterpart, Yaw Acheampong noted that his players lacked match fitness but was satisfied with the outcome and promised a better game in their next match against Accra Hearts of Oak at Elmina the following week.