The first of the Tamale Derby matches this weekend was played on Saturday, 20th March 2021 at the Aliu Mahama Sports Stadium, between Gbewaa FC and Tamale City FC.
After a tough contest between the two clubs, the first half of the game ended goalless, as Gbewaa FC launched an impressive performance in the first half of the game.
Before the game, Tamale City FC were on sixth position in the league standings whilst Gbewaa were battling relegation, sitting on 15th place just one above last place team Paga Crocodiles Stars.
After the first half with so much anticipation from Tamale City supporters for their team to find the opener which was not easy to come by as Gbewaa FC played with all their might just to get a point against their northern rivals. This is by far their best performance so far this season.
After a long wait the deadlog was finally broken in the 85th minute, when a rebound from the Gbewaa goalkeeper fell on the legs of Kwame Frimpong, who didn’t waste much time and tapped the ball into the back of the net.
That goal proved to be the decider and Gbewaa woes continues as it was their ninth defeat in 13 games played this season. The win sent Tamale City FC temporarily to third place just two points below leaders Bofoakwa Tano, who also had a narrow win over Wa Suntaa SC at the Sunyani Coronation Park.
The Bofoakwa Tano goal was scored by Sammy Osei Akoto, which lift frog them from third to first temporarily. The match today involving Real Tamale United and Steadfast could dent their position should they be a win in that game other than a draw.
A win in the Berekum Arsenals vs Mighty Royals game could also dent their position at the summit of the league table.
Gbewaa fc after their defeat on Saturday, still maintains their 15th place with 8 points, but a win for Paga Crocodiles Stars against B.A. United will send them to the bottom of the table.
Next for Gbewaa fc is another derby game against Real Tamale United whilst Tamale City FC will welcome 14th placed team Unity FC to the Aliu Mahama Sports Stadium.
By Saaka Yakubu Issah