GPL Review: Hearts pick point in Techiman whiles Kotoko defeat Liberty Professionals

Week 7 of the league saw 13 goals, 4 home wins, 1 away win and 2 draws.

Samuel Tetteh and Latif Blessing lead the scorer’s chart with five goals.

Asante Kotoko began without David Duncan on a good note after defeating Liberty Professionals 3-1.The Porcupines however did not have it easy as they had to fight from a goal down in the opening minutes.Latif Blessing scored within five minutes to increase pressure on the Porcupines but they responded in confident fashion by scoring three goals. Eric Donkor’s brilliant cross found Maxwell Mensah’s head who unfortunately turned the ball into the back of the net for Kotoko’s equaliser. Dauda Mohammed capitalized on a defensive blunder to give Kotoko the lead in the first department of the game to score the 100th goal of the season.Liberty lost a man as Daniel Kodie was sent off a few minutes to half time. Amos Frimpong sealed all three points from the spot after Dauda Mohammed was fouled in the box.

WAFA’s hundred percent home record was shattered after a late Prince Antwi strike earned New Edubiase a share of the spoils at Sogakope.Ghana international Samuel Tetteh opened the scoring for the Academy Boys from the spot in the first-half  after Charles Boateng was fouled inside the box but Edubiase staged a strong second-half performance and snatched a point through midfielder Prince Antwi who took his chance to force a shot home midway through the second-half. The goal was Edubiase’s first point and goal away from home this season.

Berekum Chelsea earned the bragging rights of Brong Ahafo after nicking a narrow 1-0 win over Aduana Stars at the Golden City Park. Striker Awisome Fumador struck the only goal of the game midway through the second-half to claim victory for Solomon Odwo’s side. The defeat is the first under Romania Aristica Cioaba who had led the Dormaa side to pick up seven points from the available nine. The game was not short of drama as both keepers of Aduana; Stephen Adams and Celistine Damptey got injured forcing defender Wahab Adams to deputize in goal. Chelsea maintain their unbeaten record at home in the 2016 league season.

Wa All Stars stayed top of the league after 1-0 victory visiting Ebusua Dwarfs at the Wa Park. Kofi Yeboah scored the only game with a ferocious strike ten minutes into the second half.  Dwarfs dominated the game in the opening department of the game and were unlucky to take over. The Cape Coast side however sat back as time went on inviting pressure from their hosts. It took a classy effort from Yeboah to separate both sides as Dwarfs lose yet again away.

Hearts of Oak produced a strong defensive display to pick up a point against Techiman City at Techiman. The Techiman side had the better of the game and created  more chances but a combination of woeful finishing and good defending ended the game in a stalemate. Exciting playmaker Baba Mahama was a thorn in the flesh of the Phobians as he constantly drew rings around the Hearts defence but the only thing lacking in his play was the end product.He should have opened the scoring minutes before halftime but his effort was very feeble as he allowed goalkeeper Soulama Abdoulaye to gather the ball. Foovi Aguidi, who was brought on at halftime to replace Samuel Yeboah, had a  good chance to give the Phobians the lead but surprisingly missed to the dismay of the fans. There were few chances between both sides after leaving the game to end in a stalemate.

Inter Allies trounced Bechem United 4-0 at the Tema Park in the Ghana Premier League on Sunday. Isaac Twum opened the scoring for Allies in the 32nd minute following an eye-catching work-move from Herbert Addo’s side. Kotoko Prince Baffoe cushioned the lead for Allies in the 50th minute from the spot after Ropapa Mensah was fouled in the box. Gockel Ahortor added the third goal for Herbert Addo’s side. Before Ropapa Mensah sealed the day with the fourth game of the game.

Dreams FC shocked champions Ashantigold at the Len Clay stadium with a 1-0 victory over the champions. An expertly converted free kick from Emmanuel Hayford sealed all three points for Akonnour’s side who dominated both halves of the game. The game was not short of drama as it produced cards and penalty misses. Shafiu Mumuni failed to equalize for the Miners when his strike from the spot was saved by Mozart Adjetey. Former Ghana U20 star Daniel Addo was sent off in the 70th minute after a second caution to compound the misery of the Miners.It’s a second away victory for Dreams FC who climb to third on the league log.

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