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.
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