Chelsea draw in league opener

Berekum Chelsea’s title defence is under-threat after rallying to draw 1-1 with Mighty Jets at the Accra Sports Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
Chelsea who were without new signings Musah Mohammed and Charles Taylor, looked ordinary and were nearly punished.
The first half failed to provide any major highlight but Chelsea left-back Alfred Arthur received the first yellow card for a late tackle on Isaac Klevor.

Earlier, Arthur wasted a free-kick from 35-yards with a poor attempt at goal. In the 26th minute, Jets defender committed a terrible mistake when he lost the ball inside his half but recovered well to defend.  After the break, Chelsea were pressured and coach Steve Pollack brought on striker Emmanuel Clottey for Sadat Karim.  His inclusion swung possession in their favour but that was not for long when Jets floated a ball inside the box and substitute Frank Osei headed in for the opener in the 64th minute.

Chelsea huffed and puffed until captain Abdul Basit grabbed the equalizer in the 85th minute following a defensive mishap in the Jets back line.  Jets were denied a penalty in added on time after Ganiyu Yahaya was clearly fouled in the 18-yard box by Richard Afari but referee S.B Bortey waived it.


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