Asante Kotoko win 22nd Ghana league title

The Porcupine Warriors have won their 22nd elite division league title after a 1-0 triumph over Amidaus Professionals at the Tema Stadium
Kumasi Asante Kotoko are champions of the 2012-13 Ghana Premier League after beating rivals Amidaus Professionals 0-1 on the final day of matches.

The Porcupine Warriors have retained the top flight title they won last season to make it their 22nd thanks to a Prince Baffoe’s 71st minute goal.

It was a joyous moment for the Reds as their players took a victory lap at the Tema Stadium in the presence of Udinese and Black Stars midfielder Emmanuel Agyemang-badu, who had tipped them to triumph in Accra.

Amidaus gave the newly-crowned champions a run for their money, but the Kumasi-based club proved the more experienced side and after a barren first half they returned strongly to break the deadlock for a back-to-back league victory.

Coach Mas-Ud Didi Dramani, who came under immensed pressure after crushing out from the Caf Champions League this season, has won his debut Premier League trophy with the Porcupine Warriors and could be in for the double since they have booked a final berth with Medeama in the MTN FA Cup on July 14.

Kotoko finished three points clear after close challengers Berekum Chelsea lost 2-1 at the Kpando Sports Stadium to Heart of Lions. The Reds finished the season on 56 points whiles the Blues trailed them with 53 points followed by Ebusua Dwarfs and Medeama in that order with Hearts ending fifth.

Other results:

Faisal 2-1 Liberty     
Amidaus Profs. 0 - 1 Kotoko     
AshGold 2 - 0 RTU     
Heart of Lions 2 - 1  Berekum Chelsea     
Aduana Stars 0 - 1 Wa All Stars     
Arsenals 2 - 4 Dwarfs     
Medeama SC 0 - 0 Edubiase FC     
Hearts of Oak 3 - 0 Tema Youth