GPL review: Kotoko end Medeama’s unbeaten run
League leaders SC Medeama’s five-game unbeaten run in the ongoing premier league came to an end on Sunday after going down 1-0 to defending champions Asante Kotoko at the Tarkwa T and A park.
A goal by Kofi Nti Boakye on the stroke of halftime ensured the porcupine warriors second consecutive victory which now lifts them to fourth on the standings just three points adrift the top.
Hearts of Oak began life without Coach CK Akunnor as they beat Real Tamale United 3-2 at the Accra stadium to bring their three-game losing run to an end.
Second half substitute Edward Affum scored the final goal to hand acting head coach Ben Adjei a winning start after taking charge of the Phobians last Wednesday following the dismissal of CK Akunnor for recording poor results.
Mahatma Otoo put the Phobians in the lead after 16 minutes but Hanan Giwah drew level before RTU made it 2-1 after the break through Salim Sakara. Iddrisu Moro equalized for Hearts from the spot in the 86th minute before Afum scored late on in injury time.
Tema Youth rallied back to draw 1-1 at the Tema Stadium against 10-man Berekum Chelsea. Both goals came in either half of the match and from the spot with Latif Salifu putting Chelsea in front after 6 minutes before Tema Youth came back to level courtesy Francis Narh’s equalizer.
New Edubiase have now moved from the bottom ranks of the premier league standings after beating All Stars 1-0 at the Gyamfi Park in Bekwai. Bernard Ofori nodded in a cross past goalkeeper Robert Dabou in the 94th minute to hand Edubiase all the three points.
In other premier league games played at the weekend, AshantiGold defeated Heart of Lions 1-0 at the Kpando Park to keep their impressive form going. Amidaus Professionals lost 2-0 to Aduana Stars at the Dormaa Park with Liberty beating Arsenal 1-0 at the Golden city park in Berekum. Ebusua Dwarfs beat King Faisal 1-0 at the Baba Yara stadium.