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  • December 30, 2012
  • • 15:00
  • • Ohene Djan Sports Stadium, Accra

Ghana Premier League Round 14 Results: Medeama climb to summit to push Hearts of Oak to relegation zone, Amidaus shock Berekum Chelsea & Kotoko held

Ghana Premier League Round 14 Results: Medeama climb to summit to push Hearts of Oak to relegation zone, Amidaus shock Berekum Chelsea & Kotoko held

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The Phobians were beaten at their own backyard by a 10-man Medeama side as the Blues also tasted a 1-0 defeat in the hands of debutants Amidaus


Bashir Hayford's in-form Medeama made the journey from Tarkwa to Accra to face a Hearts of Oak side that had not won a game since matchday-8. They wasted no time in making their ambitious intentions known, taking a third minute lead via a free kick from Joseph Gordon. Hearts however equalized minutes after, through none other than skipper Mahatma Otoo, who scored his 7th goal this season. Medeama were in the lead again soon afterwards through an Eric Nyarko strike. Despite having Mohamed Tanko sent off, Medeama managed to establish a two goal lead, when Theophilus Anobaah lashed in a belter to condemn Hearts to their third defeat in 5 games, causing a slip into the relegation zone (14th place) on 14 points from a possible 42. Medeama were however the only side amongst the top three to win this weekend, with their efforts rewarded with a climb up to first place on 27 points.


Ashgold continued their resurgence in the league of late, recording an impressive away win against Wa All Stars (their second consecutive league win). A 13th minute Yakubu Mohamed header made sure of a narrow victory, which catapulted the miners into 4th place, displacing Kotoko with just a point more ahead of Sunday's fixtures. The goal was Yakubu Mohamed's 7th goal of the campaign, only 3 goals short of top scorer Yahaya Mohamed's tally of 10 goals. Wa All Stars however dropped to 13th place on 14 points.


RTU welcomed Liberty Professionals to the Baba Yara Stadium (their temporal home, after being slapped with a 6 game home ban last month), looking for their first win of the campaign in 13 games. Liberty came into the game on the back of a devastating performance against league leaders Berekum Chelsea, winning 5-1 in Dansoman. RTU controlled the game from the onset, surprisingly, creating countless chances in a bid to take the lead. They got their reward after 76 minutes when mercurial attacking midfielder Aminu Mohamed drove home a shot from 20 yards. They looked set to grab their first three points of the season, until Liberty substitute Ernest Baffoe equalized for the away team just 6 minutes afterwards, earning his side a valuable away point. The draw was RTU's 5th of the season, and the reason behind their 5 points recorded so far in the top flight.


Kotoko drew their eighth game of the campaign away to King Faisal at the Baba Yara Stadium, after Kofi Nti Boakye's first half goal (from a rebound after a Seidu Bansi penalty miss) was cancelled out by a superb second half bicycle kick from highly rated King Faisal attacker Prince Boateng. The draw meant King Faisal are unbeaten in their last 5 games, retaining 11th lace whilst Kotoko move back to fourth place, only beating Ashgold to it on goal difference (six against four). The goal was Nti Boakye's fourth goal of the campaign, one more than he managed the whole of last season.


Coach Yusif Abubakar's Chelsea lost their second consecutive game after that impressive 2-0 home defeat of defending champion Kotoko on match day 12, falling at the hands of a composed Amidaus side. The new comers got the narrow win through a solitary goal from Patrick Ampah. The win meant Amidaus, who have not lost a single game since a match day six loss to Aduana Stars, moved up to 7th place on 21 points, whilst Chelsea slumped to 3rd place, three points ahead of them.


At the Robert Mensah Sports Stadium, Hearts of Lions failed to carry on their impressive three-game winning run when they drew goalless with Ebusua Dwarfs, who themselves seem to have lost that charm that helped them to a 6 game unbeaten streak early on in the season. After losing their last two games, JK Mintah's Abontoa Boys were looking to get back to winning ways, but Hearts of Lions proved resilient, forcing a draw out of the game. Dwarfs, who only two weeks ago were in second place, are now sixth on 22 points, two points ahead of Lions who are in 8th place.


League leaders Aduana Stars dropped to second place after a narrow loss away to New Edubiase United in Bekwai, Ebenezer Ofori getting the only goal of the game for the home side. The win, which was the 5th of the season for captain Asiedu Atttobrah and his boys, lifted them up to 10th place on 18 points, four points clear of the relegation zone.


After compact performance against Hearts last week that almost got them their second win of the season, Berekum Arsenals set out to embark on a trip to Tema with 3 points set high on their agenda. It was not to be though, as a brace from Tema Youth's Abass Mohamed returned things to as you were. The loss was Arsenals 7th of the campaign, while they remain second from bottom on nine points. Tema Youth, who recovered from a midweek loss to Aduana Stars, climbed up to 12th place on 15 points.