Kosta Papic’s unbeaten run in the Ghana Premier League came to stand still by Great Olympics in the Greater Accra derby Day today at the Accra Sports Stadium.
Two goals from captain Gladson Awako and Maxwell Quaye secured all three points for Great Olympics.
Great Olympics played with much energy and got the first goal through Gladson Awako on the 13th minute from a well taken free kick.
The captain who is well known for free kicks produced an easy curler to beat Richmond Ayi at the near post to give the away side a 1-0 lead.
Hearts of Oak failed to get a response from the Awako’s opener leaving Great Olympics to deepen their wounds with a breathtaking volley from Maxwell Ashie Abbey on the 16th minutes to extend Olympics lead.
Kostadin Papic and his lads got dazed from Olympics orgasmic and relentless run of play to off set them for a long night of football.
The “Rainbow” side settled and rearranged their arsenal for the rest of the half as they had already been dealt a double blow before the first quarter of the game.
They controlled the game and prevented Great Olympics from making further positive incursions in the game.
The game rolled on both side with fluidity in an end to end encounter but no goal was recorded for the rest of the half, Great Olympics winning 2-0 at half time.
At the return of the game, one could sense what exactly was the pep talk for Kostadin Papic and his lads at half time- to push in attack in numbers and create chances.
Hearts of Oak struck the woodwork in the first attack by Patrick Razak in the second half on the 46th minute after his strike was well beaten from Saeed Salifu
Victor Aidoo’s header got parried away by Saeed Salifu in another quick chance from Hearts of Oak through a fine pull out from Raddy Ovouka on the left side of attack on the 57th minutes.