Tamale City edged past Young Apostles by a score of 1-0 in the match day ten encounter at the Aliu Mahama Stadium on Thursday evening. The Citizens needed a Kwame Frimpong strike in the last minutes of first half to put the stubborn Blues to the sword. The win puts lifts City into 5th with 17 points.
Tamale City dominated the opening 15 minutes with something approaching 70% of the possession. There weren’t any clear-cut chances, but there were a couple of moments of danger. Ibrahim Babamu beat the trap and looked to be in, but he scuffed his shot close range. The former Feyenord Academy product was the provider moments later as he turned his man and found Kwame Frimpong in the danger zone, but he snatched at his shot and put it well over.
The visitors started to get a foothold in the match and won a couple of corners and a dangerous free kick just outside the area when Liventus brought down Bismarck Antwi, but the back four did well to clear the danger. Things were just getting a bit static for the Citizens. They were still enjoying the vast majority of the possession, but weren’t doing anything to bother the Apostles defense.
City finally got the break through on the stroke of half time when their top scorer Kwame Frimpong poked in the only goal of the game to lift the Tamale Based side to fifth place after ten games.
Apostles’ frustrations approached boiling point as midfielder Samuel Norgbey was sent off in the final minutes of the game.
By: Sey Mubarick