#GPLwk19: Kotoko go top as Karela, Olympics both drop points

Kumasi Asante Kotoko recorded a 2-0 win over Berekum Chelsea at the Obuasi Len Clay Stadium on Sunday in Match week Week 19 to climb to the summit of the Ghana Premier League log.

This is Mariano Barreto’s second win since taking over as Head Coach of the club.

Goals from Andy Kumi and Godfred Asiamah ensured that the Porcupine Warriors grabbed all three points from the game.

Kumi gave the home side the lead in the 26th minute before Asiamah found the back of the net late in the 90th minute to seal the victory for Kotoko.

The result leaves Kotoko at the top of the league log just a point above Accra Great Olympics while Berekum Chelsea sit in 12th place.

Legon Cities secured a 2-0 win over local rivals Accra Great Olympics in the Accra derby on Sunday in Match week 19 of the Ghana Premier League.

Goals from Nicholas Mensah (58mins) and Jonah Attuquaye (70mins) ensured the Royals grabbed all three points.

The Dade Boys were looking to pick up from where they left off in Match Week 18 after defeating Medeama but were unable to overcome the Royals.

Legon Cities remain a place above the relegation zone in 15th place while Great Olympics drop to second place on the log.

Inter Allies put a dent in Karela United’s title hopes after recording a comfortable 2-0 win at the Dawu Park on Sunday.

Second half goals from Nafiu Suleman and Samuel Armah gave the hosts all three points and earn them their first in four matches.

Suleman put the hosts ahead with 20 minutes to go before Samuel Armah doubled the lead for Inter Allies from a penalty in the 84th minute to put the game to bed.

Karela drop to third place on the league log, 2 points behind leaders Asante Kotoko following the result while Inter Allies remain bottom of the table with 16 points.

Amed Toure scored a brace as Medeama SC recorded a 2-0 win over Dreams FC at the Akoon Park on Sunday in Match Week 19 of the Ghana Premier League.

The Burkinaba Faso international scored a goal in each half to propel the Mauve and Yellows to a deserved win at the Akoon Park.

The visitors were reduced to 10 men in the first half after Mohammed Sulemana was sent off for a foul on Zakaria Mumuni.

Medeama move into the top four on the league table level on points with Accra Hearts of Oak who are in fifth place. (30 points)

At the Agyemang Badu Park, Aduana Stars recovered from their 2-0 defeat to Accra Hearts of Oak in Match week 18 to hand King Faisal a 3-1 defeat on Sunday.

New signing Benjamin Tweneboah bagged a goal in each half before Prince Acquah added the third for the home team.

Isaac Frimpong pulled one back for the visitors in the dying minutes of the game but it was not enough as King Faisal succumbed to defeat.

The win sees Aduana Stars sit in 8th place on the log.

WAFA secured a narrow 1-0 win over Bechem United in Sokagope on Sunday in Match Week 19 action.

Both teams missed opportunities to take the lead early in the first half but failed to find the back of the net.

But it was Lawrence Agyekum who broke the deadlock for the home team in the 43rd minute to give WAFA a slim advantage heading into the break.

The visitors fought hard to find an equalizer but to no avail.

In Saturday’s games,

Hearts of Oak missed a first-half penalty and were punished by same at the death in their 2020/21 Ghana Premier League (GPL) match-day 19 visit to AshantiGold on Saturday afternoon.

An eventful opening 45 minutes at Len Clay Stadium saw both sides fluff many chances including a penalty kick

by the Phobians in the 18th minute.

Victor Aidoo who had converted all three of his spot kicks this season failed this time around after Patrick Razak was caught late by the trailing leg of AshantiGold left-back Samed Mohammed.

The game to be heading for a goalless stalemate until the Miners were awarded a controversial penalty in the second minute of added time.

Hearts captain Fatawu Mohammed was adjudged to have handled the ball in the box.

AshantiGold captain Amos Addai stepped up and converted the spot-kick to give the Miners maximum points.

The defeat is a first in three for Hearts coach Samuel Boadu.


Liberty Professionals ended a 4-game losing streak with a thumping 4-0 win over Elmina Sharks at the Red Bull Arena in Sogakope on Saturday.

Liberty, who have adopted WAFA’s home ground for their GPL home matches as a result of the suspension of their Carl Reindorf Park, found goals through Paul Kwame, Simon Asamoah, Kwaku Karikari and new signing William Opoku Mensah to condemn Nii Odartey Lamptey to a first defeat as Elmina Sharks coach.

The Scientific Soccer Lads remain in 17th place despite the win while Sharks remain in 13th place with 23 points.

On Friday,

Ebusua Dwarfs and Techiman Eleven Wonders played out a 1-1 draw at home on Friday Match week 19 of the Ghana Premier League.

The hosts took the lead in the 13th minute through Michael Ohene Asamoah but that advantage would not last long as Eleven Wonders leveled 2 minutes later through Clement Boahen.

Dwarfs’ new signing Morishita  who came on as a substitute in the 64th minute had the ball in the back of the net 3 minutes later but the goal was disallowed for an offside.

Ebusua Dwarfs are 11th on the league log after Match week 19 while Eleven Wonders sit in 14th place.

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