Gladson Awako has been the discovery in the return of the Ghana Premier league and has got many rooting for his callup to the senior national team of Ghana. His consistence is undoubtedly noticeable and his presence on the field on any day has been a plus for his side.
Accra Hearts of Oak had always held the upper hand in the ‘Mantse derby’ against Accra Great Olympics but the current form and display of the club with thousand names made it very difficult to call the game for either.
The game started very quiet and gradually picked up pace with Accra Great Olympics in control of affairs. 14’ into the game an Olympics players was brought down outside the 18-yard box of Accra Hearts of Oak.
Gladson Awako soon reminded everyone of his presence on the pitch as he collected and stood behind a free kick for Accra Great Olympics outside the penalty box of Accra Hearts of Oak.
With a wall in place to defend his free-kick, Awako showed why he is one of the best in the Ghana premier league as he lifted the ball past the wall and beyond Richard Ayi to give Olympics the first goal.
Accra Hearts of Oak were stunned and wobbly all over the pitch as they were out classed both in defense and attack.
It didn’t take the visitors long to explore other openings to add a second as Maxwell Quaye volleyed in from close range to give Olympics a 2-goal cushion over the neighbours.
Accra Hearts of Oak gaffer Papic after recess saw his boys playing with much precision and urgency as they tried to make amends for this earlier mistake but could not materialize.
Accra Great Olympics still made some thriving moves with a third goal abegging, but Maxwell Quaye could not get it past Richard Ayi.
It all ended in tears for the continental club master as Accra Great Olympics picked all three points with the home team unable to pick even a consolation goal