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    Real Tamale United promoted to Ghana Premier League

    Real Tamale United (RTU) are promoted to the Ghana Premier League after overtaking Bofoakwa Tano on the final day of the Division One League season.

    RTU beat Unity FC 2-0 while Bofoakwa drew 0-0 with Berekum Arsenal as Tamale-based went top of Zone 1 and in the process secure their return to top-flight after eight years.

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    RTU’s demotion in 2013 was a mixture of financial crisis and managerial inefficiencies which affected results.

    Before the final day of that season, the Northern Lions had failed to record a win in 29 games.

    They had conceded as many as 71 goals and scored just 19 times – an average of 0.65 per game.

    But on Sunday, their return was confirmed. RTU, despite their slim chance heading into the final day, secured the final top-flight ticket at the expense of Bofoakwa.

    Bofoakwa fell short in their must-win game against Berekum Arsenal as RTU sneaked through with victory against Unity FC.

    Both Bofoakwa and RTU finished level on 65 points, but Tamale club qualify thanks to a better head-to-head record.

    RTU join Bibiani GoldStars and Accra Lions as the promoted teams, replacing the relegated trio of Inter Allies, Ebusua Dwarfs and Liberty Professionals.

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