The 2021/2020 Ghana premier league kicked off in a stunner after newly promoted side Accra Lions clashed with oldies Elmina Sharks at the Accra Sports Stadium.
Newly promoted side, Accra Lions FC came into the Ghanaian top-flight with showcased passion as they locked horns with Elmina Sharks in the GPL opener.
The anticipation to see Accra Lions put the game to sleep in the early stages of the GPL fixture was on the rise as the home team continued to pile pressure on the Elmina Sharks goals.
The resumption of the second half followed suit until the oldies stepped on their paddles to give Accra Lions a run for their money.
Accra Lions who were not clinical enough in the last third of the field got stunned in the second half and had to fight back opening up more space for the Elmina Sharks team to operate
Winger Michelle Sarpong the loanee from Hearts of Oak scored broke the deadlock with a brilliant effort in the 65′ minute to claim the lead for Elmina Sharks. It was not all up for grabs as the experienced Elmina Sharks and their coach Nii Odartey Lamptey pushed for a second but did not find the back of the net.
Accra Lions staged a determined comeback with Elmina Sharks hoping to hold on to their lead. Their persistent effort paid off as Salifu Rauf of Accra Lions drew parity for his team in the 83rd minute.
It remains one-all as Accra Lions held on to the equalizer with Elmina Sharks fighting for a winner which never materialize.
The statement of the newly promoted side sends a signal to other teams to stay focused in their clashes ahead.