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Matchday 16 wrap: Wafa fall as Aduana assume top spot

1:46 AM MYT 29/05/2017
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The Academy Boys bowed to Inter Allies on Sunday, while the Fire Boys scored three times to move to the top

It was definitely not what they had wanted as Wafa gave up the first position on the return of the Ghana Premier League this weekend.

The Academy Boys had held the spot going into the first round break, but a 1-0 defeat to Inter Allies on Sunday has seen them fall to second position. Martin Antwi scored the solitary goal at the El-Wak Sports Stadium.

Having ambushed Wafa for some time now, Aduana Stars capitalized on the slipup to force themselves to the top by a 3-0 victory over Bechem United. Nathaniel Asamoah (2x) and Sam Adams were the scorers at Dormaa.

Third-positioned Hearts of Oak missed the chance to close up the gap between them and Wafa following a 1-1 draw with Liberty Professionals at the Accra Sports Stadium. Benjamin Eshun put the Scientific Soccer Lads in front before Vincent Atinga restored parity from the spot.

Medeama, meanwhile, were the biggest winners of the matchday. The Yellow and Mauves handed new boys Bolga All Stars a 5-1 humiliation at the Tarkwa T&A Park to consolidate their fourth position. Bernard Ofori hit a hat-trick, while Latif Salifu and Mershak Odoom added two more goals. Mohammed Naeem fetched the consolation.

Following a nightmare of a first round, Asante Kotoko got the second phase off to a good start with a 1-0 win over Tema Youth. Baba Mahama was the hero of the day for the Porcupine Warriors, who sit fifth on the table.

Elsewhere at the Malik Jabir Park, reigning champions Wa All Stars and 2014-15 winners Ashanti Gold settled for a 1-1 draw. David Abagna scored for All Stars while Shafiu Mumuni netted for Ashgold.

Earlier on Saturday, Ebusua Dwarfs recorded their sixth win of the season with a 3-1 triumph over newly-promoted Elmina Sharks. Isaac Kwain, Osman Mohammed and Nicholas Gyan were on target for the Crabs, while Benjamin Boateng struck for Sharks.

And in Saturday's second game, Great Olympics dug deep to pick a 1-0 home victory over Berekum Chelsea. Coffie Bekoe scored in the 61st minute.