Weather helps RTU to beat Hasaacas
Tamale, March 22, Ghanadot/GNA - "The Cobra they say is not
poisonous to its kind but it poisonous to any other kind of
snake". This is precisely what the heat in the North did to
the players of visiting Sekondi Hasaacas in their Premier
League match against Real Tamale United (RTU) at the Kaladan
Park, Tamale on Wednesday.
The Hasmal boys frequently had to run to the touchline for
water to cool themselves because of the over-bearing heat
and to cool their systems while the RTU lads were at home
with the heat and continued to dictate the pace of the game.
The two teams however entertained the football fans to
beautiful and eye pleasing football.
No wonder the intense weather paid for the homesters when in
the seventh minute of the game they earned a penalty which
Peter Yakubu converted for the only goal of the match.
The penalty came following a sustained pressure by RTU on
the visitors and a hard pressed defender of Hasmal handled
the ball resulting in a penalty, which was skillfully
converted to register the goal to end the first-half.
Back from recess, both teams showed their determination to
carry the day, but erratic shooting upfront especially by
the RTU strikers denied them of more goals.
Much of the game was in the second half was played in the
midfield with occasional counter attacks from the flanks by
both teams but these were wasted due to poor shooting
Both teams made three substitutions each as the result of
the heat but the changes failed to yield any dividends or
change the pattern of game till the final whistle.