REPORT: Ghana DOL Zone 1: RTU winning streak continues, Apostles stunned as all home teams won in week 3


The Ghana Division One League Zone 1 is taking shape already and thus far teams are beginning to exhibit their plans towards Top flight football next season.

The matchday three of the Division One League Zone 1 returned with some huge surprises as all home teams won their games.

Young Apostles suffered their first defeat after an impressive start to the campaign and Real Tamale United came from behind to pick maximum points and their second victory in a row against Nkoranza Warriors.

After defeat in their first game and having their outstanding game on Wednesday called off due security arrangements, Tamale City picked their first win of the season over Apostles while B. A. United emerged winners in a four goal thriller in Sunyani, while Wa Suntaa and Mighty Royals continue their unbeaten start to the season.

Matchday 3 in Zone 1 began at the Aliu Mahama Sports Stadium on Saturday for a Tamale City side looking for their first points of the campaign, and they got it in fantastic second half performance. The home side had their postponed match day one game against Kintampo FC called off for security concerns after losing last week at Nkoranza Warriors, but recovered to claim victory against Young Apostles.

Sam Otis’ penalty and Akwasi Sarpong’s stoppage-time winner fired the home side to victory.

In Saturday’s other game, Bofoakwa Tano recorded their first win of the season against struggling Steadfast at the Coronation Park. Goals from Welbeck Takyi and Lawrence Arthur condemned Mohammed Gargo to his second defeat of the campaign.

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Real Tamale United United got off to a poor start against Nkoranza Warriors at home, but managed to make an admirable comeback late on in the game. Mohammed Sadat scored two goals in the second half as the Pride of the North came back from a goal down to snatch a last-minute win against a spirited side on Sunday.

Mighty Royals and Wa Suntaa FC’s unbeaten run to the season continued during the weekend as both sides won their respective home games.

At the Malik Jabel Park in Wa, Suntaa went into the encounter with a huge opportunity to pick all points after an impressive away win over Unity FC last week. And despite several threats from the away side, Suntaa were easily the better team on the day as they made light work of Techiman City. Both keepers seemed like they would not be beaten, but Hakim Ibrahim evidently had other ideas as he got on the only goal to give care taker coach Abdulai Nurudeen’s men the win, condemning the away team to a harsh defeat.

Amos Opoku Annor and Asante Yeboah Joachim were on the score sheet as Mighty Royals’ unbeaten start continued with a 2-0 victory over Unity FC.

In other games, B. A United picked their first win in a four goal thriller at the Sunyani Coronation Park against Nsoatreman FC while Berekum Arsenal beat Yendi Gbewaa 2-0 at the Golden City Park. Paga Crocodile jumped to the 6tg on the table after thrashing Kintampo FC 3-0.

By: Sey Mubarick


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