Coach Shaibu Ibrahim Tanko’s search for his first win continued on Wednesday as his team needed a late comeback just to salvage a 2-2 draw against Steadfast in the Division One League.
Nurudeen Jibril and Issahaku Abdul Fataw’s penalty had put Steadfast on course for a first win over the Pride of the North since joining the division but Moses Abayase and Abdulai Hardi rescued a point for the away side, who had been frustrated for most of the game by an organized side backed up by in-form goalkeeper Mohammed A. Ganiu.
Coach Tanko was looking for his second win in all competitions — and first in the Division One this season but RTU missed the chance to move out of the relegation zone, level on points with 16th placed Paga Crocodile.
“The comeback was brilliant, after we went down 2-0, we told them we are down but not out, we can recover if they upped their game, so I felt the comeback was fantastic,” Assistant coach Kojo Whyte. “We had loads of chances, loads of possession in the second half, we didn’t deserve to lose. But we did it to ourselves really.
“We fought, that wasn’t the problem. We were just too slow in possession especially in the first half … We disappointed ourselves and we disappointed the crowd today, but the ones who stayed had a typical RTU finish to the game so that was a big plus.” Kojo Whyte continued.
The former Guan United Technical man said lack of pre- season is the cause of the club’s struggle but is optimistic things will change very soon as they prepare to welcome Mighty Royals on Saturday at the Aliu Mahama Stadium.
By: Sey Mubarick