There were impressive wins for Ebusua Dwarfs, who beat Berekum Chelsea 4-1 and New Edubiase, who aggravated the woes of winless RTU, but Medeama drew
This was the weekend’s opening game, played on Saturday as has been the tradition. Aduana were motivated by the fact that they had the chance to go top of the league temporarily until Sunday, when leaders Berekum Chelsea would play. They did not squander their shot at the top, as they cruised to a 2-0 victory, courtesy two second half goals from Godfred Saka (68th minute) and Daniel Darkwah (71st minute) in the space of three minutes.
Ebusua Dwarfs 4-1 Berekum Chelsea
Dwarfs returned to their home ground at the Robert Mensah Stadium after an infamous 12-game ban as they welcomed Berekum Chelsea, who had a chance to reclaim top spot from Aduana Stars. The Cape Coast boys ended up having a field day, thrashing the former champions by 4-1. Francis Attuquaye bagged a brace, with strikes from John Arthur and Awisone Fumador sealing the emphatic win. Bismark Aidan scored Chelsea’s consolation goal.
Hearts of Oak 2-0 Liberty Professionals
The Accra derby was tense. The game was barren for close to 70 minutes, with Hearts of Oak desperately looking for a goal to settle their nerves. Their chance finally arrived in the 70th minute, when Ivorian defender Robin Gnagne scored from the spot, in what was his first goal for the Phobians. The Accra giants struck again, four minutes later, when Ashitey Olennu scored after being set up by marksman Mahatma Otoo. Liberty failed to recover from these too quick fire goals, handing David Duncan his first win as Hearts boss.
New Edubiase United 2-0 Real Tamale United
Winless RTU, minus suspended coach Mohamed Gago, made the journey to Bekwai in hopes of securing a win to pull them out of the relegation zone. The game, however, turned out contrary to their expectations, as Adam Basit (39th minute) and Ibrahim Samed (72nd minute) scored in either half to give the home side a convincing 2-0 win.
Berekum Arsenals 1-0 Ashgold
At the Golden City Park, the Berekum side chalked their first win of the campaign, beating the Obuasi club by a lone goal, courtesy Bright Kukubor’s 31st minute strike. The win means Berekum Arsenals have left the league of clubs yet to record a win, with RTU the last team standing.
Medeama SC 2-2 Amidaus Professionals
Medeama, before the game, were on 13 points, and a win at home would have sent them automatically to the top of the log if Berekum Chelsea lost. With Chelsea thrashed in Cape Coast, Medeama who led 2-1 due to strikes from Theophilus Anobaah and Akwei Polo (Amidaus’s Yahaya Mohamed scoring an equaliser in between) failed to hold on for a win, with the Tema side grabbing a crucial equaliser in the 74th minute via Selasi Adjei. Mohamed, who by his equaliser had grabbed his fifth goal of the campaign, assisted the goal.
King Faisal 0-0 Wa All Stars
Mallam Yahaya’s King Faisal failed to score at home to Wa All Stars. The game which ended goalless was the only game this weekend that failed to produce a goal. The stalemate meant King Faisal retained 13th place (with 8 points) as Wa All Stars retained their place directly below them with seven points.
Tema Youth 1-2 Kotoko
Kotoko returned to winning ways in the Harbour City after last week’s pulsating draw with Hearts beating Tema Youth by 1-2. Ben ‘Aguero’ Acheampong gave Kotoko the lead, with in-form Tema Youth striker Francis Narh (his 5th of the campaign) canceling it out through the penalty spot. It was not until the 83rd minute that Kotoko finally found the winner via a Rashid Sumaila header.