Reasons why Legon Cities can avoid relegation

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The fight to avoid relegation from the Ghana Premier League in 2020/21 is well and truly on.

Bashir Hayford’s side found life hard in the first round of the Premier League and have lost 7 and drawn 7 of their 19 matches thus far, however they have found flashes of excellence during their victory over resurgence Great Olympics on Sunday.

After defeating Olympics at the Accra Sports Stadium, the Royals now sit in 14th place with 22 points – so could the Accra-based club survive and remain in the Ghana Premier League? Here are reasons why they can.

  1. The acquisition of Victorien Adebayor 

The former Inter Allies captain was arguably one the best attackers in the Ghana Premier League last season as he scored 12 goals in 13 matches before he moved to Danish 1st Division club HB Køge in October 2020. He single-handedly dragged Inter Allies through their matches. Legon Cities now look very dangerous upfront following the acquisition of the 24-year-old striker and are certainly capable of keeping their Premier League status. Legon Cities have been bouyed by the presence of the HB Køge loanee during their 2-0 win against Olympics last Sunday. Bashir Hayford can call upon one of the best strikers in the Ghana Premier League in the form of Victorien Adebayor, and with him in his squad, Cities have every chance of staying up. 

  1. Sticking with Bashir Hayford pay off 

The management of Legon Legon Cities have kept faith in the former Ashanti Gold and Asante Kotoko gaffer, Bashir Hayford, since he was appointed as replacement of Goran Barjaktarević in November 2020 — and it may be beginning to pay off, with the side’s last game showing a big improvement. It appears that Legon Cities players have faith in Bashir Hayford and there is no suggestion that he has lost the dressing room after keeping his talisman Asamoah Gyan at the bench through out their Sunday’s victory – so keeping Bashir Hayford could be the club’s key to survival. 

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