[PHOTOS] RTU officially crowned champions of DOL Zone 1

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RTU are DOL Zone 1 Champions
RTU are DOL Zone 1 Champions

After 8-years in the wilderness, Real Tamale United have officially been crowned champions of the just-ended Division One League in Zone One after skipping past Bofoakwa Tano for the title.

The Pride of the North engaged town folks Steadfast FC in their coronation game which ended 1-1 in an entertaining fashion.

The Blue and Whites finished on top of the Zone One table with 65 points, same as Bofoakwa Tano but whisked away the Premier League qualification ticket on head-to-head.

Led by the Northern Region FA Chairman, Alhaji Rhyzo and members of the Division One League Board Sheikh Tophic Sienu and Ken Thompson, RTU were crowned champions on Sunday at the Aliu Mahama Sports Stadium.

In all, 40 medals were given to the technical team and playing body as well as a cheque of ₵50,000 for emerging winners.

RTU will also be given an extra ₵25,000 by the Ghana Football Association to prepare for the upcoming Ghana Premier League season.

In addition, they will be given a ₵5000 voucher to shop at any Melcom Branch in the country as part of their prize.

The grand coronation was graced by top personalities including the former governor of the Bank of Ghana, Dr. Nasiru as well as Board Member of Accra Hearts of Oak and MD of Stanbic Bank Dr. Alhassan Andani.

Other top dignitaries included businessman and founder of Engineers and Planners, Mr. Ibrahim Mahama as well as the Northern Regional Minister Hon. Shank Alhassan Saibu.

The occasion marked the return of RTU into the Ghana Premier League after suffering relegation 8 years ago.

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By: Kwaku Oduro

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