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#GPLwk8: AshantiGold recover to sink Olympics and go top

AshantiGold staged an impressive revival to beat rejuvenated Great Olympics 2-1 in Accra and move up to top spot after match-day 8 of the 2020/21 Ghana Premier League Sunday afternoon.

The Miners climbed to 15 points, ahead of Bechem United on goal difference after the Hunters were held at home by King Faisal.

In a first half that created virtually no clear goal scoring chances, Great Olympics took advantage of a counterattack to score the opener in the 14th minute.

A long ball by centre-back Jamaldeen Haruna was beautifully taken by Michel Otou who teed off skipper Gladson Awako outside AshantiGold goal area to strike home the opener.

AshantiGold should have equalized in the 32nd minute but Hans Kwoffie failed to connect David Abagna’s cross.

Just on the stroke of half time, the Miners pulled level with Amos Addai after capitalizing on a defensive lapse by Olympics.

Back from the break, AshantiGold wasted no time by making their presence felt when they went in front in the 47th minute.

Yaw Annor came on as a halftime substitute for Addai and the winger scored with his second touch, a strike from 21 metres which eventually turned out the match-winner.

The defeat is Great Olympics’s first at home while for AshantiGold, the result is their first away win this campaign.

The Dade Boys have 11 points from eight matches with AshantiGold now going top of the standings with 15 points.



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