Manaf Umar fired a last-gasp winner to secure a 1-0 victory for RTU over his former club, Accra Hearts of Oak as the Northern giants return to winning ways at the Aliu Mahama Sports Stadium.
In the late minutes, the forward unleashed a fierce strike to punish the Rainbows in a gripping clash.
The home side, who had lost their last game to Becehem United performed promisingly at their home ground.
Gideon Asante nearly gave the Phobians the lead during the 24th minute but his ball was cleared off the line.
However, the hosts, who are unbeaten in their last two meetings with the Phobians enjoyed their best start to the second half.
An entertaining second period looked destined to finish goalless until Manaf Umar scored against his former club and his strike settled the contest.
Dennis Korsah returned to the visitors starting XI having returned from the CHAN tournament. Both Salifu Ibrahim and Isaac Mensah were back in action after missing their last two games due to injury.
RTU also missed their starboy, Issah Kukah who plays on loan from Hearts of Oak base on his loan contract.
The defeat leaves the Rainbows in fifth place while RTU climbs to the seventh position.
Below is the table after week 16:
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