Olympics end life in premiership

12 years ago

The heightened relegation battle continued in the OneTouch Premier League on match-day-28 with two games remaining to wrap up the competition.

Great Olympics scuppered every chance of remaining the elite division after finally ending any hopes of avoiding the drop in the OneTouch Premier League when they drew at home.

The Wonder Boys failed to hold onto a 20th minute lead by Sheriff Mohammed saw Arsenals pick up a point as Eric Asiedu leveled up for the Berekum side in their game played at the Ohene Djan Stadium.

The Accra-based side have bagged 24 points and with two games remaining, they hold no hope of staying in the big competition.

Great Olympics would now return to the division league, two seasons after gaining promotion to the elite competition.

Zaytuna FC’s survival chances was handed a big blow at the Swedru Park where Gamba All Blacks defeated them 2-0 and that leaves the league debutants at 15th place.

Ishmael Antwi put the Black Magicians ahead from a spot kick in the 70th minute before substitute Obed Owusu doubled up their lead on the stroke of regulation time.

At the Tema Park, Real Sportive boosted their hopes of staying in the premiership after beating Real Tamale United, though they say at 14th place with two games to go. Seth Opare and Esmen Mends scored both goals to hand the Tema side the win.

Another Tema side struggling to avoid relegation, Tema Youth managed to pick a point at the Baba Yara Stadium where they drew 2-2 with King Faisal.

Abraham Basit put Faisal in the lead before Ekow Benson got the equalizer for Tema Youth to end the first half 1-1.

Then in the second half, Samad Oppong again put the home in front but Bernard Akuffo was on hand to draw level for the Tema side.

In Sekondi, Hasaacas moved out of the bottom three after posting a 3-2 win over dethroned champions, Accra Hearts of Oak.

The Phobians jumped into the lead from an Eric Gawu strike before Paul Aidoo found the equalizer for the home team.

Ekow Ghansah scored to put the Phobians back in the lead. However David Anars scored a brace to secure a win for the home team.

Liberty Professionals’ quest for the remaining Champions League place suffered a jolt after forcing a draw in their home game at the Carl Reindorf Park against Kessben FC which ended 1-1.

Kessben FC drew first when Enoch Asare opened the scoring in the 18th minute but Liberty had to wait until the second half before drawing level with Samuel Ayew Yeboah scoring from a spot kick to hand them a point.

Liberty now trail the second-placed side, Heart of Lions who won by five points with two games remaining.

Heart of Lions managed an impressive 2-1 away win over AshantiGold at the Len Clay Stadium.

Emmanuel Owusu Ansah and Dominic Adiyah scored for Lions while the Miners got a consolation from Owusu Sefa.

The other game at the Wa Park between All Stars and Asante Kotoko was rained off after 36 minutes of play and it is expected to be played today.