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RTU secures first point on premier League return

Real Tamale United secured their first point on their return to the Ghana Premier League as they came from a goal down to settle for a 1-1 draw against Great Olympics at the Aliu Mahama Stadium on Sunday evening.

The whole of the Northern Region hasn’t witnessed any premier league match for eight years.

The late kick off of 6:00pm on match day one saw two traditional premier league giants face off under the flood lights due to TV coverage schedule by Ghana Premier League broadcast partners StarTimes.

The whole country was therefore glued to the match as all other matches had ended.

Great Olympics dominated the early exchanges and were the better side as they dictated play in midfield. Their dominance soon counted as they took the lead midway into the first half as the RTU defence failed to pick up the Olympics players when a corner was floated inn.

Olympics took the lead into the break at 0-1.

Olympics almost doubled their lead early in the second half as a woeful back pass from an RTU defender was missed by the goalkeeper. The home fans were releaved to see the ball crawl out for a corner to Olympics.

There were several missed chances for the home team as the game nearly drew to a close.

As RTU surged forward to get the equalizer, a moment of hesitation from an Olympics defender gave an advantage to an RTU attacker but as he attempted to move with the ball he was fouled in the box and the referee rightly pointed to the penalty spot on 90minutes.

David Sandan Abagna stepped forward and cooly converted sending the goalkeeper the wrong way to draw his side level.

The referee added four minutes and blew the final whistle to end proceedings at 1-1. Which means RTU settle for a point on their premier league return after eight years.

The home fans weren’t happy but can only take consolation in the fact that they didn’t loose the game

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