Ghana Premier League Round 17 Results: Hearts of Oak’s Otoo grabs the headlines, RTU continue to totter, Kotoko & Edubiase with games in hand

Medeama continue to top the table despite drawing with Hearts of Oak whiles Liberty Professionals kept RTU rooted at the bottom with a late winner
Amidaus Professionals 0-1 Berekum Chelsea

Amidaus Professionals went into Saturday's home game against Berekum Chelsea at second place, only three points off the top, after going on a 10-match unbeaten run. The match - heavily anticipated due to allegations from the Amidaus camp accusing unnamed Berekum Chelsea officials as trying to call their players and bribe them - was keenly contested, as expected. Both teams played cautiously, with Berekum Chelsea firmly controlling the game, leaving Amidaus sniffing around for a break. The game burst into life seven minutes after the hour mark when Berekum Chelsea took the lead via striker Basit Adams. Amidaus, led by skipper Yahaya Mohamed and Isaac Ofori, failed to even things as the match ended in defeat. The loss was their 4th overall, and second at home, while Berekum Chelsea recorded only their second win on the road.

Medeama SC 1 - 1 Hearts of Oak

The most anticipated match of the week went down at the Tarkwa TNA Park as league leaders Medeama welcomed a rejuvenated Hearts of Oak side. Medeama, who had been thrashed 4-0 last week at the hands of Tema Youth, took the lead in the first half through Joseph Gordon, in what was Medeama's 14th league goal against Hearts (all time). Hearts of Oak managed to draw even in the second half when captain Mahatma Otoo slammed home his 8th goal of the season to make sure both teams picked up a point apiece at the end of proceedings. The result meant Medeama had established a two point lead at the top of the table.

Ashgold 0 - 1 Wa All Stars

New coach Bashir Hayford failed to pick up the maximum points in only his second game in charge of Ashgold as his boys surprisingly lost by a lone goal to 12th placed Wa All Stars. The Wa based side's goal scorer was Kotoko loanee Michael Mensah, who made sure they recorded their second ever win away from home this season. Ashgold, who have this season picked up only 12 points out of 24 at home (eight games), lost their third game at home, and by the same scoreline as that which they used to beat All Stars back in Wa weeks ago.

Berekum Arsenals 2 - 1 Tema Youth

Berekum Arsenals recorded their 3rd win this season (in 17 games) bursting the bubble of high flying Tema Youth at the Berekum Golden City Park. Tema Youth, missing five of their key players due to involvement with the Ghana Under 20 team, took an early 17th minute lead through Isaac Nyarko, only for Ibrahim Dauda to equalize for the home side. Former Hearts and Kotoko winger Douglas Nkrumah got the all important winner to fetch the gunners three more points in addition to the 15 already accumulated. Tema Youth lost away from home on the 5th occasion this season (out of nine games).

Liberty Professionals 1 - 0 RTU

RTU remained winless after 17 games, losing narrowly to home team Liberty in Dansoman. A late Selorm Geraldo strike sunk the pride of the North, in what was their 34th goal conceded this season. Liberty, who's dynamic duo Kennedy Ashia and Ebenezer Assifouah departed with the National Under-20 team to Italy on Thursday, recorded their 5th home win, whilst RTU lost for the 8th (out of 9) time on the road.

Heart of Lions 1 - 0 Ebusua Dwarfs

The Kpando-based Heart of Lions made sure Cape Coast based Dwarfs could not carry over the scintillating form that aided them in disposing of Aduana Stars last week. Dwarfs, this season's most impressive away side (13 points from a possible 24) went down at the Kpando park by a lone goal, condemning them to their 4th loss on the road this season. Kpando Heart of Lions on the other hand now have 24 points, three points off 4th place.