Ghana's most authoritative soccer website

RTU end 8-year wait for Ghana Premier League promotion

Their last GPL action was the 2012/13 season and suffered relegation with just two points.

Real Tamale United (RTU) are back in the Ghana Premier League after 8 years away after finishing top of Zone One of the 2020/21 Division One League on a dramatic final day.

In June 2013, the Northern Blues slipped from the Ghanaian topflight for the second time in their history (the first being in 2011 after a 33-year stay) and had since struggled to move up the ladder.

But on the final day of the 2020/21 campaign, RTU finally ground their way to Premier League thanks to a 2-0 win over Unity FC which gives them the promotion ticket via the head-to-head rule.

RTU were two points behind rivals Tano Bofoakwa who could only draw 0-0 away to Berekum Arsenals.

Both teams tied on 65 points after 30 games but RTU’s head-to-head advantage over the Sunyani-based club sees them confirm a return of GPL action to the Aliu Mahama Stadium in Tamale for the first time since going down after the 2012/13 season.


Real Tamale United (RTU) thus complete the Ghana Premier League promotion cast for the 2021/22 season, joining Zone Two winners Bibiani GoldStars and Accra Lions from Zone Three of the Division One League.

 

 

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More