GPL Week 16 Review: All Stars Maintain Lead, Hearts Move up

Premier League leaders, Wa All Stars Stars kicked off the second round of the Ghana Premier League in winning ways to maintain top spot in the league table.

All Stars were in no mood to surrender the top spot, and Abdul Ganiu’s goal was enough to hand them all three points. With three sides breathin on them with just two points separating them, Ismail’s goal proved crucial.

In Accra, Hearts of Oak took full advantage of slip ups by Kotoko, Aduana, and Medeama to move clear to second place after beating Dreams FC 1:0.

Hearts and the three other teams were locked on 26 points each ahead of today’s fixture, but Cosmos Dauda’s 2nd half strike ensured the Phobians moved up. In Techiman, Premier League debutants, Techiman City frustrated Asante Kotoko with a 1:1 draw.

Stephen Manu stunned the Porcupine Warriors with an early opener through the spot, scored by Stephen Manu to put them ahead. But Kotoko fought hard and grabbed the equaliser through Amos Frempong to leave them at 3rd place. Bechem United shocked Aduana Stars in Bechem with an emphatic 2:1 win.

The home side went two up in the first half through Abednego Tetteh and Yaw Arnold. Bright Adjei, however reduced the deficit to a respectable level with a second half strike for Aduana.

In Cape Coast, Ebusua Dwarfs boosted their hopes of moving out of the bottom part of the table in the second round with a lone goal defeat of Liberty Professionals. Christopher Bonney converted a 2nd half penalty to hand the home side the crucial win.

New Edubiase too returned to winning ways after pipping African Cup campaigners, Medeama SC by a lone goal in Obuasi.

Godfred Asiamah was the hero, as his 38th minute goal separated the two sides. WAFA deepened the woes of Ashantigold this season with a 2:1 defeat of the miners in Sogakope. Martin Antwi and Charles Boateng gave WAFA a comfortable two-goal lead, before Shafiu Mumuni scored late in the second half for Ashantigold.

In Tema, Inter Allies pipped Hasaacas by a lone goal in a match played behind closed doors following an order by the Disciplinary Committee. Frederick Boateng’s early strike in the 4th minute proved to be the moment of the game.

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