Tamale City kicked off their home campaign with a difficult win against league leaders after matchday two, Young Apostles. It was a highly anticipated game between two of the few sides neutrals tip to win promotion to the elite division.
Upon emerging from the tunnel, fans criticized both teams for the similarity of their outfits. That was soon to be forgotten as both teams sold out a match to remember. City moved the ball around well to elicit a like response from Apostles, who exuded confidence in possession.
Highly rated City right-back, Emmanuel Clottey engaged in his usual marauding runs from the byline to byline and executing incisive crosses. Coach Hamza Mohammed started with a number of new faces, including Fuseini, a burly midfielder who divides opinion regarding industry and skill.
Young Apostles showed why they were one of only two clubs to have won their opening two matches. They accounted for themselves creditably until City won a penalty due to a hand ball situation. Striker Akwasi Sarpong converted and the homesters heaved a huge sigh of relief.
Apostles quickly reacted by threatening City with breaks on the flanks but could not translate same into goals. City put the game beyond doubt when they won a corner kick. Ortis Sam was on hand to turn in the set-piece from close range to put the icing on the cake.
If the scoreline at full time looks healthy, then it’s one of the tales in football when the score has not been fair to the action itself. City play Kintampo FC at home on Thursday in a rescheduled outstanding match.
By: Rossoneri Selecao