Steadfast top-four hopes remain alive after the Tamale based division one side breezed past regional rivals Yendi Gbewaa Fc with a comfortable 2-0 win at the Aliu Mahama Stadium on Saturday evening.
The away side enjoyed a blistering start to the match and took the lead in only the 19th minute when
Issahaku Abdul Fataw superbly beat Innusah Mohammed at his near post with a fierce effort after going past a defender Musah Ibrahim outside the penalty area.
Seidou Badawi then extended Steadfast’s lead with a fortunate shoulder effort six minutes before the break in a game the away team looked at ease in despite their recent shaky form in the Division One League.
While Steadfast cut the gap between themselves and fourth-placed Tamale City to six points amid continued pressure from Real Tamale United United, who battle City rivals Tamale City on Sunday, Steadfast coach Abdul Munin will be seriously concerned at his side’s lack of potency up front.
Abdul Fataw was once again deployed as a ‘false No.9’ but the the National U-17 player though scored but couldn’t make an impact as Gbewaa Fc defence fell to pieces against his pace.
It was the only low point in an overall bright evening for Steadfast, who will now hope they can still snatch a top four spot while Gbewaa fc will be desperately waiting for the transfer windows to open so they can augment their squad to ease their goal-scoring woes.
It was the second win in a row for Steadfast after thrashing Paga Crocodile 4-0 on Thursday. In other Zone 1 results, Young Apostles after their away win over RTU could only draw with Bofoakwa Tano while Wa Suntaa snatched the three points at Techiman City.
By: Sey Mubarick