Real Tamale United (RTU) continued their impressive form in the Division One League with a hard-fought 2-1 win over Accra Lions on Sunday. The match, which was played at the Lions’ home ground, saw RTU midfielder Manaf Umar being named Man of the Match.
Umar played a crucial role in the match, with his creativity and exceptional ball control causing problems for the Accra Lions throughout the game. The ex-Hearts of Oak player nearly scored a sensational goal from the centre line after spotting the Accra Lions goalkeeper off his line.
The midfielder was also instrumental in RTU’s second goal, which was scored by Baba Kushibo. Umar provided the assist for the goal, which effectively sealed the win for the Northern Blues.
RTU’s first goal was scored by Issah Kuka after just 17 minutes, giving the visitors an early lead. Kushibo doubled the lead just moments later, with a well-taken goal that showcased his attacking prowess.
Although Baba Apiiga managed to pull one back for the hosts in the second half, it was too late for Accra Lions to mount a comeback.
With this win, RTU has strengthened its position at the top of the Division One League table, with 49 points from 25 matches played so far. The team has been in excellent form throughout the season, and its impressive run shows no signs of slowing down.
RTU will next face Dreams FC at the Aliu Mahama Stadium, and fans will be hoping that the team can maintain its winning streak and continue its push for promotion to the Ghana Premier League.
For the most part, RTU dominated the game, with the midfield duo of Manaf Umar and Baba Kushibo putting in exceptional performances. The team’s defense also held firm, preventing the Accra Lions from mounting any significant attacks.