For the second time this season, the ‘Eleven Is To One’ boys have suffered back-to-back defeats after losing 1-0 at the El Wak Stadium to Great Olympics on a calm Sunday afternoon.
Saed Salifu saved Kwame Boateng’s penalty kick but Benjamin Arthur’s goal on the brink of half time was all the 2nd to bottom placed team needed to grab their vital away win against the Capelli Boys.
Saed Salifu returned to the posts to replace Kwame Baah, Prince Baffoe and Uwandu Chikezie Alozie returned to starting line up as changes from the side that lost 3-1 to Tema Youth in the previous game.
On a bright start both teams got off in a very quick pace with the visitors showing glimpses of wanting it more. Kwame Boateng and David Agordome made early incursions with two great attempts on goal which went wide.
Just a minute after the 30 minute mark, Olympics were awarded a penalty kick, Issahaku Zakari handled the ball in the box. And when every thought it was a cool chop for the visitors to go ahead, Saed Salifu made himself big and grabbed Kwame Boateng’s kick.
The visitors kept probing and got the breakthrough goal on the brink of half time, Benjamin Authur pounced on a loose ball after goalkeeper Salifu Saed had been pushed down to get the game’s only goal.
Inter Allies roared back with a goal but was ruled out for offside, Hashmin Musah thought his beautiful overhead kick had been counted and started celebrating just to find out that the goal was not allowed.
That actually was the last scene of the half, it was all Inter Allies in the second half but Asiamah Badu and his colleagues at the defence of Great Olympics were tough to beat on the day.
The visitors held on their slender lead until the end of the game. Aminu Alhassan of Great Olympics was named the NASCO man of the match.
Inter Allies XI: Saed, I. Zakari, Hashmin, Ackwei, Abdul Halik, Amoako, Twum, Baffoe, Abanga, Abdul Nassiru, Alozie.
Subs: Baah, P. Boateng, Abuga, Antwi, Bekoe, Frimpong, Fard.
Great Olympics XI: Sai, Ampofo, Issak, Asiamah, Arthur, Aminu, Appiah, Boateng, Agordome, J’Taime, Malik.
Subs: Ayamba, Coffie, Okoe, Attuquaye, Abbey, Quayfio, Amartey.