Adebayor’s goal wins day for Allies in Tema
Victorien Adebayor became the hero of Inter Allies when his second-half goal secured the maximum points in their game against Berekum Chelsea on match day 12 of the Ghana Premier League played at the Tema Stadium yesterday.
Abdul Nassiru Hamzah, who was brought on three minutes after the break, became the architect of the goal giving a beautiful pass on the left side of attack that saw Adebayor hitting the back of the net with a powerful shot on the 77th minute for the winning goal and his seventh this season.
The win has now turned the Tema Sports stadium into a fortress for Inter Allies as they have won all six matches played so far.
The first half was fairly balanced as both teams failed to utilise the rare goal scoring opportunities that came their way.
Berekum Chelsea dominated the first 15 minutes, but Inter Allies quickly regrouped and took control midway through the game with Quarcoo Bernard missing a golden opportunity to put the home side in front in the 40th minute when he fired a shot in front of the goal post.
Three minutes after the restart, Allies' coach, Kenichi Yatsuhashi brought on diminutive winger Abdul Nassiru Hamzah for Quarcoo.
The introduction of the smallish winger saw him taking on the toughest task of tormenting the defenders of the visitors on many occasions while, missing a couple of chances that came his way.
It was one of his adventures that saw him pushing the ball to Adebayor who fired home to win the day for Allies.