Medeama held on to the summit of the table till the end of the first round of the 2012-13 season after beating Tema Youth while RTU remain winless
Medeama SC will go into the second round the same way they entered 2012 - on top of the table. They beat a resilient Tema Youth side by a lone goal courtesy Bismark Asiedu in Tarkwa. Tema Youth were unlucky to come off the game without a point, as they put in a spirited display. The Mauves and Yellows end the first round three points clear of Aduana Stars at the top of the table, whilst Tema Youth drop to 13th, level on points with crisis stricken Hearts of Oak.
Amidaus Professionals 4-0 RTU
RTU's woes continued well into the last game of the round, losing their 10th game this season. In what was the biggest scoring game this weekend, Amidaus were three goals up by half time, via goals from Patrick Ampah (his second goal in two games), Isaac Amoah, and Selasie Adjei. The second half saw Selasie Adjei completing a brace (his sixth of the season) to seal an emphatic four-goal win. Coach Anthony Lokko, who was without the services of talisman Yahaya Mohamed, saw his side rise to fifth place on 24 points, only beaten to fourth spot on goal difference by Ashgold.
Hearts of Lions 1-1 Wa All Stars
The last round of matches for the first round of the Premier League began on Saturday in Kpando, with home side Hearts of Lions welcoming Wa All Stars. Wa All Stars went into the game on the back of a home defeat to Ashgold, whilst Lions went into the tie uneaten in their previous four games. The game ended in yet another draw for the Kpando side, with Kojo Edem cancelling out in-form Wa All Stars striker Seidu Salifu's lead. The draw saw both sides retaining their places on the table, Hearts of Lions at 8th place with 21 points, with All Stars at 12th with 15 points. The strike of Salifu was his seventh of the campaign.
King Faisal 1-1 Hearts of Oak
King Faisal saw through their second consecutive one-all draw in Kumasi, except this time opponents were a struggling Hearts of Oak side who came into the game in the relegation zone, in 14th place with 14 points gained from 14 games. A first half penalty from Robin Gnagne was cancelled out by a sensational late strike from Prince Boateng, who scored his second goal in two games. The result meant Hearts had drawn four times in their last eight games, whilst losing thrice and winning only once. They remain in the relegation zone on 15 points, whilst King Faisal retain 10th place on 18 points.
AshGold 1-1 Berekum Chelsea
Ashgold finished the first round of the league in fine form, drawing one-all with Berekum Chelsea at home to move into the top four (ahead of Kotoko's game against Liberty next week). Veteran goal poacher Louis Agyemang put them in the lead early on in the seventh minute, only to see it cancelled out by an Edward Kpodo free kick in the 28th minute. Berekum Chelsea, who have not won a single game since their famous 2-0 home win against Kotoko a fortnight ago, retain third place with 25 points, with Ashgold, as stated earlier, making the top four on 24 points.
Berekum Arsenals 1-0 New Edubiase
Berekum Arsenals grabbed only their second win of the campaign to end the first round on a good note, beating Coach Anthony Commey's New Edubiase 1-0 at the Berekum Golden City Park. Ibrahim Dauda’s second half strike made it happen, but that was not enough to lift the 'Gunners' out of the relegation zone, as they remain second from bottom with 12 points. New Edubiase, who suffered their seventh loss of the campaign, drop to 11th place on 18 points.
Aduana Stars 0-0 Ebusua Dwarfs
Aduana Stars kept their impressive clean sheet home record intact, drawing goalless with Ebusua Dwarfs side who have now failed to win in their last four games. Star man Godfred Saka missed a penalty that could have won them the game narrowly. Nonetheless, Aduana remain second on the table with 27 points, whilst Dwarfs have since drop to seventh on 23 points.