The 2022/23 Ghana Premier League season kicked off today, Saturday, September 10, 2022.
In the first match of the season, Great Olympics defeated Bechem United 1-0 at the Accra Sports Stadium.
A second half strike by substitute Samuel Abbey Ashie-Quaye was all the Dade Boys needed to record the slim victory over a persistent Bechem side.
It’s also the opening Yaw Preko wanted to begin this era as the head coach of Olympics, having replaced Annor Walker who had a decent time in charge for over two seasons.
Preko named a very familiar starting lineup to face the Hunters with old guys like Raymond Oko Grippman, Solomon Adomako, Razak Kassim, Abdul Razak Yussif and Ebenezer Sekyere all included.
Former Ghana international midfielder Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu was handed a starting role as he made his competitive debut in the Blue and White shirt.
In a first half of many action, both teams created a number of chances but could not score before the referee whistled for the break.
After recess, Great Olympics put up a good performance but was matched boot for boot by the visiting team.
Late in the 82nd minute, Samuel Abbey Quaye netted with a tap-in to open the scoring for Great Olympics.
Despite a spirited effort from Bechem United in the remainder of the exciting contest, the visitors could not score and had to succumb to a narrow 1-0 defeat at the end of the contest.
On Sunday, as many as six matches has been scheduled to be played.
Hearts of Oak’s encounter against Aduana Stars in Dormaa is the biggest game that will be played.