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December 16, 2012 3:00 PM GMT
Baba Yara Stadium — Kumasi

Ghana Premier League Round 11 results: Ransford Osei scores for Kotoko, Hearts defeated at Kpando, Aduana seize summit

20 goals were scored on Match-day-11 of the Ghana Premier League in a day when giants Hearts of Oak were defeated, Kotoko remain unbeaten whiles Aduana seize the summit

By Fiifi Anaman

Randsford Osei, Ghana

Kotoko came into the game desperately looking for a win, after being haunted by multiple draws, despite remaining unbeaten. Their unbeaten record was almost broken however, as in-form Wa All Stars took a lead that lasted well over 75 minutes, with Kotoko fans visibly frustrated, chastising the team's unimpressive play. The game, however, turned around in spectacular fashion, with the Porcupine Warriors coming back from a goal down to win 3-1, with goals from Kwabena Edusei, Nafiu Iddrisu and Ransford Osei, his first of the season. Interestingly, the home fans failed to celebrate the equaliser, but livened up after their team went on to score two more to record a remarkable win. The win moved Kotoko up to 5th place, with 19 points, nine points ahead of Wa All Stars, who dropped from 12th to 14th place.


Accra Hearts of Oak's woes continued as they lost their second consecutive game. Heart of Lions beat coach David Duncan's boys by a convincing two goals, with a double from Kwame Bonsu. The Phobians were without captain Mahatmaa Otoo and Laryea Kingston, both currently away on trials outside the country. The Lions, who lost their last game against Medeama, made sure Duncan recorded his second loss in his fourth game in charge of the Rainbow Boys, amidst two draws and a win. Hearts dropped from 9th to 12th place, with Lions moving up three places from 13th to 10th.


This was arguably the top liner of matchday-11. The two sides, before Berekum Chelsea's Saturday win, occupied second and first respectively. The duo went into the clash in Dormaa knowing the winner would automatically go top of the table. The game ended 2-0 to the home side, with both goals from Daniel Darkwa. The win meant Aduana Stars went top of the table, leading Berekum Chelsea by a point. On the other hand, Medeama, by the result, dropped two places from 2nd to 4th.


Cape Coast Ebusua Dwarfs continued their impressive run, beating Liberty Professionals at the Dansoman Carl Reindorf Park. The Cape Coast Boys, who are now undefeated in six games, won by a narrow 1-0 margin, with a goal from John Arthur. With the win, coach JK Mintah's boys moved up to third.


In the opening game of matchday-11 on Saturday, RTU played home away from home at the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi, facing Berekum Chelsea. Chelsea came into the game with five changes made to the team that faced and beat King Faisal before the league went on a brief break. The hosts took the lead through an Emmanuel Kwamena free kick, with Berekum Chelsea's Latif Salifu equalising for the Blues, in what was his 6th goal of the campaign. Jordan Opoku got Berekum Chelsea's second, with RTU's Abdul Aziz Yusif leveling things for the home side, in what was also his 5th goal of the season. With the game heading for a draw, Chelsea grabbed a late goal via substitute Musa Mohamed, the Nigerien converting a Salifu cross after Solomon Asante had inspired an attack. RTU remained winless, and firmly rooted to the bottom of the log.


Impressive new comers Amidaus Professionals returned to winning ways after matchday-10's Tema Derby draw against Tema Youth. Coach Anthony Lokko's boys beat the FA Cup holders, New Edubiase by a lone goal. Black Stars coach Kwesi Appiah was in attendance to watch his latest Black Stars recruit Yahaya Mohamed Sabato (also current top scorer of the top flight) who put in another virtuoso display. The win elevated Amidaus from 11th place to 8th place, with New Edubiase dropping to 9th place.

MAN OF THE MOMENT | Coach Kwesi Appiah was in the stands to watch Yahaya Mohammed


King Faisal bounced back from their matchday-10 loss to Berekum Chelsea in style, traveling from Kumasi to Sunyani to beat struggling Berekum Arsenals 1-2. Mallam Yahaya's side deepened the woes of the Berekum side, who are second from the bottom with eight points out of a possible 33, with a single win in 11 matches. Alhaji Gruzah's King Faisal with the win, however, moved up to 13th place.


Crisis plagued Ashgold were once again without substantive coach Yaw Acheampong, as assistant coach (and fan's favorite Kamara Dini) oversaw a pulsating one all draw with an impressive Tema Youth side. The result at the Len Clay meant the Obuasi side increased their draw tally to five in 11 games, with 16 points amassed from their games played so far, lifting them to 6th place. Tema Youth, however, dropped a place down, from 10th to 11th position.