What a day for Yendi Gbewaa FC as they have defied all odds by recording an important 1-0 victory over Berekum Arsenals at the Aliu Mahama Sports Stadium in Tamale.
As English Commentator Peter Drury will put it “Never ever prejudge a football match, never think you know, never think it is over, never write the script before it is written for you”.
A game which the visitors had about 70% chance of wining was found wanting as the home team gave them a run for their money.
Gbewaa FC have been in great form since the beginning of the second round with a 0-0 draw at home against Wa Suntaa SC, and also recording their first away win of the season against Wamanafo Mighty Royals.
Meanwhile Berekum Arsenals recorded only a point in their last two games, including a shocken 1-0 lose to B.A United and a 1-1 draw against Steadfast Fc at the Golden City Park.
Both teams started the game on a high note, with relentless efforts from both sides as they all look to open the scoring before the half time break. But there was no way any of them could find the opener in the first half.
Both teams came back strongly in the second half in search of a goal.
Gbewaa FC managed to limit the moves of the current joint leading goal scorer in the zone Ansu Kofi Patrick, which helped to silence the away teams efforts to break the deadlog.
It was the home team who open the scoring in the closing hours of the second half through Adam Ababa.
After his goal in the 89th minutes, there was little time left for the away team to make an impact in the game resulting to them recording their second defeat at the Aliu Mahama Sports Stadium after being beaten 3-0 by Real Tamale United in the first round.
Gbewaa’s fight to survive relegation is still alive and they have every available reason to believe in that.
This poor run of form in their opening three games of the second round could dent Berekum Arsenals hopes of making it to the Premiership.
This victory is Gbewaa’s fifth win of the season with an accumulated points of 18, which temporary will place them 13th on the league standings.
The fight for relegation survival is still on, with 13 games still to go. Should this form continues, Gbewaa FC will still pull out surprising results in the coming weeks.
Until then Gbewaa FC are the Sunderland in this Zone, relegation survival is still possible for the Yendi based club.
by Saaka Yakubu Issah