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#GPLwk27: Impressive Olympics clinch 1-1 draw at Karela

Great Olympics became the fourth side to deny Karela United three points at the CAM Park this season after fighting out a 1-1 draw in their 2020/21 Ghana Premier League match-day 27 clash Friday afternoon.

Diawisie Taylor shot Karela ahead with a penalty for his 16th goal of the campaign in the 5th minute after Ebenezer Sekyere handled the ball in the Olympics area.

After going down, Olympics dominated the rest of the first half as they chased for the equalizer.

Forward Joshua Kwame Rhule was twice denied by point-blank saves from Karela goalkeeper Richard Baidoo after feeding on passes from Gladson Awako in the 17th and 20th minutes respectively.

But the Dade Boys’ persistence would eventually yield results.

Midfielder Razak Kasim took matters upon himself and weaved through a couple of legs before releasing an incisive pass to Samuel Ashie-Quaye who hit into rooftop from close range just a minute from the break.

At the hour mark, Olympics had their best chance of the second half to go 2-1 after Karela goalkeeper Baidoo and his captain Kojo Addae collided in the box, giving Maxwell Abbey Quaye the chance to score but his effort rather went into the woodwork.

Neither side was able to find another goal in the final 30 minutes with the game eventually ending 1-1.

Great Olympics follow in the footsteps of Asante Kotoko, AshantiGold and Hearts as the sides to avoid defeat at Karela United’s dreaded Aiyinase home grounds this campaign.

The Dade Boys now move to 44 points while Karela are also up to 43 from 27 games.



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