Ghana DOL Zone 1 Week 5 PREVIEW: RTU threaten to possess DOL Zone 1 race, Gbewaa FC, Kintampo FC and B. A United in search of first wins

RTU DOL Zone 1
RTU DOL Zone 1

After three straight wins in the 2020-21 Division One League, Real Tamale United are threatening to turn the race into procession, while Mohammed Nurudeen Sham-Una is struggling to turn Gbewaa Fc’s fortunes around.

This season’s Division One League race has been touted as one of the most open in years but RTU have quietly moved through the gears and are threatening to pull away from the pack.

Coach Shaibu Ibrahim Tanko ‘s men, who have won their last three league games in a row, host City rivals, Tamale City in the midweek fixtures, with The Citizens hoping lightning cannot strike twice after losing to Nsoatreman on Sunday.

Young Apostles is hoping to return to winning ways after two straight defeats to teams from the North. After a bright start with two wins in their first two matches, they traveling to Paga hoping to erase their 0-1 lose to RTU at the Coronation Park on Sunday.

Apostles will hope this week’s limp showing was a one-off but the Paga Town Park will not be an easy place for them to rediscover their form especially after their 3-0 win against Kintampo FC.

Grago Mohammed is turning Steadfast’s fortunes around, winning his first game in charge with a thumping 5-1 win over B. A. United last Sunday and will stay at home as they welcome Nsoatreman FC, conquerors of Tamale City. A win at the Aliu Mahama Sports stadium on Thursday will move them to within striking distance of the top four.

He will hope to make a statement that the Steadfast are back in business by winning conservative matches this season.

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Mighty Royals and Wa Suntaa are heavy favourites to land the only ticket in the Zone this year. The two sides are still unbeaten after recording away victories last week.

After drawing their opening League game against Gbewaa FC, Wa Suntaa have won their last three matches and would hope to continue that against Nkoranza Warriors to the Malik Jabir Park, while their closest title contenders, Mighty Royals entertain Kintampo FC.

Gbewaa FC have collected just two points out of a possible 12 in the Division One League and the manager’s future looks bleak. Some fans are already mounting pressure on him after last week’s 1-0 home defeat to Bofoakwa Tano.

By: Sey Mubarick


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