Strand satisfied with performance despite Kotoko stalemate in GPL

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Exclusive: The Wonder Club picked one point from Kumasi and their coach feels satisfied with the results

Great Olympics coach Tom Strand is 'proud' of his team's performance despite being held to a 1-1 stalemate by a ten-man Asante Kotoko on matchday 17 of Ghana Premier League at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium on Sunday.

The Wonder Club came into the game on the back of three outings without a defeat under the Swedish manager who replaced Godwin Attram.  The draw has pushed them up on the log as they seek to avoid relegation.

"I have to praise my players because they did a wonderful job against Asante Kotoko," Strand told Goal.

"Since we want to avoid relegation, we needed to pick points both home and away and they did not disappoint me neither the travelling supporters who stood in the rain to support even after the game.

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"Kotoko are playing better currently under Steve Polack than in the first round of the season but we were better than them in all aspects of the game. We scored a well-rehearsed goal only to be punished by referee. He punished us because the penalty he awarded Kotoko was a wrong call but it's part of the troubles so we will move on.

"We're going to prepare very well for our next game and I'm optimistic that the players will be ready for that game. I'm going to give them 24 hours rest and then return to training with all seriousness," he added.

Olympics have moved to 11th position for the first time this season and remain the only club without a defeat in the last four games.

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