Accra Great Olympics celebrated their return to the elite division of Ghana football with a lone goal over Istanbul FC amid massive jubilation at the Ghana Fire Service Park at James Town in Accra on Sunday.
Led by player/coach, Godwin Atram, the Gbogbo lads made their return historic with a presentation ceremony and victory parade watched by many supporters and fans at their new fortress.
Directors of the club, His Excellency Nii Amarkai Amarteifio, Tallal Fattal, Fred Pappoe, Fritz Baffour and others including Kofi ‘Blue Boy’ Manu, Dan McKorley of MacDan Shipping and others presented medals and trophy to the players.
Fadi Fattal of Metro TV who holds shares in the club said he is very happy with the return and hope they will stay and win the Premier League.
Goalkeeper Osei Boateng said it was a sweet return on his part personally because he had not been in posts for a long time, and the return of Oly will make him active and contribute.
Dan Quaye who stood in defence gallantly noted that Ghana Football needs to improve to be more professional with the fans and sponsors contributing.
Attram, the man who made all the difference for Oly to win their matches and qualify said it was just a sacrifice to support Ghana football in general, because Oly is a great wonder club with many fans and supporters all over the country and internationally.
The PRO of the club was happy with the new brand of Oly and promised that the team would be revamped to attract players with the confidence, ability and strength for big time football.
On the bench of Oly on the final day to motivate Attram and his boys was Petre Di Visser, the great Dutch football philosopher who has nurtured the Oly skipper since he was discovered at 17 by PSV Eindhoven.
He was also proud of the victory and return of Accra Great Olympics. He commended the players for their hard work.
Credit: Sammy Heywood Okine