Olympics coach Strand delighted with Kotoko victory

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The Wonder Club's manager is delighted with his charges performance in their 2-0 victory over the Porcupine Warriors

Great Olympics coach Tom Strand says he is excited with the performance of his players in their 2-0 victory over Asante Kotoko in matchday 14 of the Ghana Premier League at the Accra Sports Stadium on Saturday.

A first-half volley outside the penalty area by Paul Fiasti gave the hosts the lead and another strike from Francis Atsu was enough to hand Kotoko their fourth defeat of the campaign.

The win is Strand's first victory since taking over from Godwin Attram last month and his charges have moved two places up to 13th position.

“I am very happy with the scoreline in the game. How my players exhibited their talent in the game against a big club like Kotoko is what made me happy while in the touchline,” Strand said.

"This was a live game and everyone was watching across the country or globe so we needed to send a signal that we're not a weak side despite our position on the log. We deserved the victory over Kotoko.

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“While I was here in Ghana without the Olympics job, I was watching the team in the early rounds and they were playing good football. The team has been good since day one but I think I have brought one or two additions to develop our play and it's helping us a lot.

"I think that what was working against the club initially was division but now we are together and working for a common interest so things will continue to improve for us in the league," he added.

Olympics will travel to Berekum to play Chelsea next weekend at the Golden City Park in the final games of the first round.

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