It was a tale of a goal in either half as Real Tamale United (RTU) and 10-man Legon Cities settled for a 1-1 draw to open match-day 19 of the 2021/22 Ghana Premier League (GPL) Saturday afternoon.
Playing in front of their voce=iferous home crowd, RTU came to the Aliu Mahama Stadium with revenge in mind having narrowly lost a five-goal thriller when the two sides met in the first round on November 6.
And the agenda of the Pride of the North looked much on course as on-loan Hearts of Oak striker Issah Kuka broke the deadlock in the 28th minute with his debut goal.
RTU took the 1-0 lead into recess.
Starting the second half, coach Maxwell Konadu called upon Suleiman Mohammed from the bench to replace midfielder Michel Otou.
And 11 minutes after restart, Suleiman delivered the equalizer with a powerful header.
Legon Cities were forced to play the final 10 minutes of the game with 10 men as goalkeeper William Essu got sent off for a second yellow card.
The Royals – who had exhausted their substitutions at the time – had striker Abdul Rahman switching positions to move in between the posts and they managed to hold on for a 1-1 stalemate.