Ten goals were scored on Match-day-10 of the Ghana Premier League in a day when giants Hearts of Oak fell, Kotoko retain unbeaten run whiles Wa thump struggling Pride of the North
The clash of the two Northern giants was a show run by one man - Wa All Stars' Seidu Salifu. The player scored a hat-trick to condemn RTU to their 6th defeat since returning to the top flight, the other four games ending in draws. A goal early in the first half was followed by two second half goals, lifting the Blues up to 12th place. The Pride of the North remain winless so far, firmly rooted at the bottom of the log.
BEREKUM ARSENALS 1-1 ADUANA STARS
Aduana Stars failed to retain top spot after dropping points at the Berekum Golden City Park away to Berekum Arsenals. With Medeama breathing down their necks, the former champions were looking to bag all three points to maintain top spot, but ended up playing out a 1-1 draw. With Berekum Chelsea's away game against King Faisal postponed due to heavy rains, Aduana now sit second on 19 points, a point ahead of Dwarfs and two ahead of Chelsea. Berekum Arsenals in stark contrast, are second from bottom, with only a single win in the 10 matches played so far.
HEARTS OF OAK 0-1 ASHGOLD
KILLJOY | Aaron Amoah struck to give coach David Duncan his first defeat
Hearts came into the game at the Accra Sports Stadium on the back of a string of inconsistent results, with the draw against Asante Kotoko being followed by a win and another draw. The trend persisted as David Duncan's boys lost the game by a lone goal to Ashgold - who themselves have been dire in the past few weeks suffering three consecutive defeats. A 29th minute strike from Aaron Amoah ensured that Yaw Acheampong's men relived the feeling of winning a game after over 270 minutes of disappointment. Hearts' impressive defender Nuru Suley was red carded whiles David Telfer also took an early shower after his second booking. MATCH REPORT
MEDEAMA 1-0 HEARTS OF LIONS
Substitute Kabiru Moro came on and grabbed an 87th minute winner as Medeama beat Hearts of Lions 1-0 at the Tarkwa T & A Park to move top of the table. Bashir Hayford's charges now have 20 points out of 10 matches (six wins, two draws and two losses), one better than second placed Aduana Stars. Hearts of Lions have now picked up only a single point from their last three matches.
NEW EDUBIASE 1-0 LIBERTY PROFESSIONALS
This was the third game that recorded a 1-0 score line on match-day-10. The Dansoman-based lads made the journey to Bekwai to face FA Cup champions New Edubiase, looking to build on their 1-0 win over Tema Youth in midweek. However, an 81st minute penalty converted by in-form Ebenezer Ofori ensured that the home side recorded only their fourth win of the campaign.
BEKWAI HEROES | FA Cup holders stole the show at their own backyard.
EBUSUA DWARFS 0-0 ASANTE KOTOKO
It was a classic case of “same old story”' when Kotoko failed to find the back of the net when they traveled to Cape Coast to face the Abontoa Bontoa boys at the Robert Mensah Stadium. Dwarfs, who had won four consecutive matches prior to the game scoring eight goals in the process, also failed to find the back of the net, in a game that ended goalless. Kotoko, fast becoming draw masters this season, have drawn seven out of their 10 games played this season. Despite being the only unbeaten side so far, they lie fifth on the log. Dwarfs, however, retained the third spot. MATCH REPORT
TEMA YOUTH 1-1 AMIDAUS PROFESSIONALS
The Tema derby, hugely anticipated, was keenly contested at the Tema Stadium. Home side Tema Youth saw their first half lead cancelled out late in the second half by a neat free kick from arguably the man of the moment - Yahaya Mohamed. The midfielder turned attacker, by that goal, moved his tally up to a jaw dropping nine goals in 10 games. Tema Youth, on the back of two consecutive defeats to Kotoko and Liberty Professionals respectively, had to make do with the single point, retaining 10th place whilst Amidaus also retained 11th place.