A Michael Yeboah second-half goal was enough to lead Great Olympics past Berekum Chelsea Friday and move them back to second place in the 2020/21 Ghana Premier League standings.
Heading into the match-day 16 encounter, the Dade Boys had dropped to 4th following wins by Dreams FC and Medeama SC who tie on 26 points.
The capital club – playing at their favourite Accra Sports Stadium – started the match brightly but passed the ball way too many times in midfield.
Olympics should have registered the opener before the break, as captain Gladson Awako hit a powerful shot from near the penalty area but it narrowly missed the target.
A steady-looking Berekum Chelsea made their hosts toil until coach Annor Walker introduced Manan Mudasiru on the hour mark.
Two minutes on, the bulky striker made his physical advantage count by creating an opening for Olympics to take the lead.
And it was 19-year-old attacking midfielder Michael Yeboah who benefited, netting – for the third time in his 14th outing this campaign – what stood as the only goal of the game.
Berekum Chelsea remained solid as the match progressed, but struggled to create much in the way of clear goalscoring opportunities for an equalizer. The closest they came, Olympics centre-back Ebenezer Sekyere denied both Kofi Owusu and Emmanuel Clottey from scoring.
The remaining minutes were game management time for Great Olympics who succeeded in coasting to an eighth victory in 16 matches.
The 1-0 result moves them just a point behind leaders Karela United who are on 28 and with the same difference above Dreams FC and Medeama SC in 3rd and 4th respectively.