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MATCH REPORT: Great Olympics humble Chelsea to reclaim second spot   Featured

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Accra Great Olympics return to winning ways after Michael Yeboah's second half strike powered them to an important victory over tough Berekum Chelsea at the Ohene Gyan Stadium in week 16 of the Ghana Premier League.

 
 

The visitors were really slow in the opening minutes of the game and were hoping to deny themselves another away defeat like they did in Elmina weeks ago but the determined Olympics side were not willing to allow for that. 

 
Michel Otu was finally handed a start today for the first time since he returned from injury combining with Michael Yeboah and skipper Gladson Awako to pose lots of threats on the visitors defence.
 
Olympics dominated the game through sending in some decent balls in the opposition yard but had no one to do the connection missing badly their stalwart target man Mannan Mudasiru whose place was taken by Thomas Darlington in today's game.
 
Back from the break, the 'Dade' lads came really strong like they ended the first half but it was the same old story since the only thing missing was the cutting edge upfront.
 
Though, the Bibires were not that dangerous in attack but their organised backline of Ansu Henri, Edward Kpodo and goalkeeper Sammy Adjei ensured they conceded no goal pulling series of blocks to keep the barren nature of the game.
 
Finally, just what the Accra fans were waiting for, Michael Yeboah does it again by giving Great Olympics the lead on the 67th minute and when he scores at this moment, you just don't equalize.
 
Having conceded, the Chelsea attack headed by experience Stephen Sarfo played their hearts out and did all they could but still couldn't get the equaliser.
 
Olympics won in the end and jumped back to the second position on the league with 27 points, just a point to catch up on leaders Karela United.
 
Berekum Chelsea drew in Elmina, ended Dreams FC's unbeaten run last week at home but were unlucky this time and are likely to drop from the 11th position on the table.
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