In a sensational match day 2 encounter of the 2023/2024 Access Bank Division One League, Tamale City roared back from their earlier defeat, delivering a resounding 5-1 trouncing of Techiman Heroes. This commanding victory not only showcased their resilience but also sent a clear message to the league’s contenders.
Tamale City came into this fixture with a point to prove after losing their first match against Wa Suntaa SC in Wa. Their fans were eager for a comeback, and the team did not disappoint.
The early moments of the game set the tone for Tamale City’s dominance. Benjamin Eshun made an impactful statement by confidently converting a penalty in the 5th minute. It was evident that Tamale City meant business as they swiftly doubled their lead in the 24th minute, with Eshun once again finding the back of the net.
Not content with a two-goal lead, Tamale City continued to press forward aggressively. Mohammed Salis added a third goal to their tally in the 29th minute, leaving Techiman Heroes struggling to contain the onslaught.
As the second half commenced, Tamale City showed no signs of letting up. Seth Sowah further deepened Techiman Heroes’ misery by scoring the fourth goal just 10 minutes into the second half. The 4-0 scoreline was a testament to the sheer dominance of Tamale City in this contest.
Patrick Nkornu didn’t want to be left out of the goal-scoring action and added to Techiman Heroes’ woes by making it 5-0 in the 75th minute. This completed a comprehensive victory for Tamale City and illustrated their impressive teamwork and attacking prowess.
Despite the lopsided scoreline, Techiman Heroes managed to salvage some pride in the closing moments of the match. Amos Annor found the back of the net, providing Techiman Heroes with a consolation goal. While this solitary goal might not have impacted the outcome of the match, it served as a reminder of the unpredictable nature of football.
Tamale City’s 5-1 victory was not just a win; it was a statement of intent. It demonstrated their ability to bounce back from setbacks and their determination to be contenders in the 2023/2024 Access Bank Division One League. As for Techiman Heroes, they will have to regroup and work on their defense to avoid future thrashings as they strive to make their mark in the league. This match will surely be remembered as a high-scoring spectacle, with Tamale City emerging as the dominant force.
By: Musah Abdul-Rahim