Accra Great Olympics put up a spirited and confident performance to beat defending champions Wa All Stars 2:0 at the Accra Sports Stadium in the week 21 of Ghana premier league.
With an over-all 60% ball possession from the Olympics lads and a goal in each half of the game sums up the dominant and purposeful game from the home team.
Mannyman.net looks at five things that propelled and contributed to Olympics gagging the Wa club;
- Olympics looked well composed with good passing; the team came into today’s game well prepared and composed from defense to attack. Each Olympics player worked to compliment the other with intriguing and incisive passing opening up the midfield and defense of the defending champions.
- Olympics looking very calm on the ball and threatening on the break; the entire team were not in a haste to go forward, with calm and confident build up, as midfield marshal Cofie Bekoe kept surging forward.
His constant threat through the midfield and flanks resulted in a free kick, which was neatly executed and met with a timely header to register the first goal from Benjamin Arthur in the 28th minute.
- Total control of midfield; Olympics won the midfield through Bekoe, who was always linking up play with Kwame Boateng and Emmanuel Asante causing a lot of trouble for the defending champions. Through the surging runs of the former Petrojet and Itihad Tripoli player in the 50th minute resulted in the second goal for Olympics after Bekoe took on four players and shot pass the Black Stars goalie Richard Ofori.
- The home side regrouping very well without the ball to win back possession; the entire Olympics team were playing for each other by coming back quickly to regroup when without the ball, making ball control for the away team difficult thereby resulting in poor passing and losing ball easily.
- Cofie Bekoe having too much room to operate; the one time captain of Nania FC, who could play as a midfielder and a forward, was given too much space to operate.
His deft touches and eye for goal and incisive passes always split the Wa All Stars defense at wit, which aided him to take on four players to place the ball beyond reach of Richard ofori.
Olympics have 22 points after 21 games with Wa All Stars having lost eight games this season having 25 points.