Real Tamale United pulled off a surprising 2-1 away victory over Accra Lions at the Accra Sports Stadium. The visitors from the North came into the game with a changed lineup and looked dangerous from the early stages of the match. However, Lions’ goalkeeper Abdul Wahab Abubakar’s nerves showed early on, almost conceding a goal due to a mistake in the box.
Lions captain Rich Sackey came close to opening the scoring, but his header was cleared off the line by an RTU defender. Real Tamale United took advantage of the host’s missed opportunity, with striker Issah Kuka scoring a fantastic goal after beating Lions’ defenders with ease. The visitors doubled their lead midway through the first half after Baba Kushibo headed home from a corner kick by Manaf Umar.
The Lions tried to fight back, with Dominic Amponsah coming on as a substitute and providing the assist for Baba Apiiga to score and reduce the deficit. However, despite piling on the pressure, they were unable to find the equalizer, with goalkeeper Lukman Sherrif making a fantastic finger-tip save to deny Daniel Awuni.
The victory is a massive boost for Real Tamale United’s hopes of avoiding relegation, as they currently sit in the bottom half of the league table. The visitors showed great determination and quality in their play, taking advantage of Lions’ defensive weaknesses to secure the win. On the other hand, Lions will be disappointed to have dropped points at home and will need to improve their performance if they hope to climb up the league standings.
For the most part, the match was an exciting encounter, with both teams creating chances and showing attacking intent. Real Tamale United’s victory will give them a much-needed confidence boost as they look to secure their place in the league for next season. The Lions will need to regroup and work on their defense if they hope to avoid dropping more points in their upcoming fixtures.
Source: Ghana Soccernet