Real Tamale United started the Betpawa Premier League with a narrow 1-0 home win over Hearts of Oak on the opening day of the Betpawa Premier League 2023/24 season at the Aliu Mahama Sports Stadium.
RTU, the home side started the game well and created many goal-scoring chances, but the goalkeeper Richard Attah was on top of his game to deny Real Tamale United from breaking the game’s deadlock in the early stages. Heart of Oak came into the game after the opening 15 minutes, Kashala, Karikari, and Liventius came in with some descent movement upfront but the defense of Real Tamale United was resolute not to concede.
Back from the break, both sides continued to attack in search of the opener, but both sides’ defense was resolute until the dying embers of the game. It took newly signed Owusu Afriyie to score on his debut for the pride of the north in the 90+3 minutes after heading home a corner kick from Makuyeli following poor timing for goalkeeper Richard Attah.
After 90+3, Referee Rustum Gameli blew his whistle to end proceedings at the Aliu Mahama Sports Stadium.
Following the defeat, Heart of Oak will be at the bottom of the log whilst Real Tamale United takes the second position until the remaining week 1 fixtures are completed.
Heart of Oak will travel back to Accra and start preparation for the week 2 game against Nsoatreman FC at their favorite Accra Sports Stadium but for RTU they will travel to meet returnees, Bofoakwa Tano at the Sunyani Coronation Park.
BecksUpdate MOTM: Owusu Afriyie ( Real Tamale United).