DOL: Preview Of the Tamale Derby : Real Tamale United Vs Tamale City

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Football lovers in Northern Region are anxiously waiting for the big match on Wednesday, 3rd February 2021.

The biggest club in Northern Region Real Tamale United will welcome their city rivals Tamale City at the Aliu Mahama Stadium on the Match Day 5 in the zone one of ongoing Ghana Division One League.

Home Team – RTU

Real Tamale United as at Tuesday, 2nd February 2021 played three matches with one outstanding game.

RTU holds a 100% winning records with two away wins and one home win. The team is currently 3rd on the league table.

Real Tamale United opened the league season with an away trip trip to Kintampo to face Kintampo Fc. The club performed greatly by beating the home team 1-0 which has not happened in a long while.

RTU returned home to beat Nkoranza Worrious 2:1 in front of their home fans. The club then made an away trip to face Young Apostles which ended 1:0 in favor of the away team.

Real Tamale United match day 1 match between Techiman City is scheduled to take place on February 10, 2021.

Below are the Statistics of the club after playing three matches:
Game played – 3
Won – 3
Lost – 0
Draw – 0
Away wins – 2
Home win – 1
Goals Scored – 4
Goals conceded -1
Goal Difference – 3
Current Position – 9
Percentage win – 100%

Away Team – Tamale City

Tamale City have proven to be a strong team since it’s formation. This was manifested during the last two truncated league where the team was among the first three clubs fighting for the title.

Tamale City played four matches with one win and one draw. The club is currently 11th on the table with 4 points.

Tamale City lost 1-0 away to Nkoranza Worrious and returned home to beat Young Apostles 2:0. The stayed home to play their outstanding match against Kintampo which ended in a 1-1 draw. The match day four match was away to Nsoatreman FC which ended in 1:0 defeat.

The Statistics is as follows:

Matches played: 4
Won – 1
Draw – 1
Lost – 2
Home win – 1
Away win – 0
Home draw – 1
Goals Scored: 3
Goals conceded – 3
Goal Difference – 0
Total points – 4
Position – 11th
Percentage win – 37.5%


RTU stands tall in this derby match on bases of their straight three wins, 100%. RTU comes into this match with a revenge mind because they suffered 1:0 defeat during the last encounter. It is expected that the strength the team is exhibiting can be replicated in today’s derby. With quality players like Sadat in midfield who has scored two goals so far, RTU is expected to win.

On the contrary, derbies are sometimes not based on form but records. Tamale City has always proven to be stronger than RTU and has always exhibited it on the field of play.

Tamale City have quality players from Ghana and even outside Ghana. Tamale City can break the winning stretch of RTU with the quality of players they have.

3:00pm on Wednesday, the two teams will battle it out at the Aliu Mahama Stadium.

By: Musah Abdul-Rahim

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