Ashanti Gold over the weekend stretched its lead at the top of the First Capital Plus Premier League to six points with a 1-0 win over Hasaacas in Obuasi. Hasaacas defender Daniel Egyin scored an own goal with twenty minutes remaining to hand the Miners the maximum three points.
David Duncan got off to a winning start as Asante Kotoko defeated Bechem United 3-1 in Bechem. Michael Akuffo gave the Porcupine Warriors the lead after 30 seconds and almost immediately, the hosts had a penalty, which was converted by Noah Martey. Ahmed Toure restored Asante Kotoko’s lead mid way through the first half before Akuffo sealed the points just after the hour mark.
Gilbert Fiamenyo netted a brace as Hearts of Oak secured a 2-0 win over B.A. United in Accra. Fiamenyo scored eight minutes before half time to put the hosts 1-0 up, before sealing the points four minutes from time.
Former Ghana youth forward Latif Salifu scored the game’s only goal as Berekum Chelsea defeated Heart of Lions 1-0 in Berekum, but after the Disciplinary Committee of the Ghana Football Association rejected an application from the club on a stay of execution in respect of losing points as a result of failing to pay West Africa Football Academy (WAFA) $59,722.23 as onward transfer fees for Solomon Asante, Chelsea are automatically 0-3 losers pending the outcome of an appeal launched by the club against the decision.
WAFA’s fine start to the season continued with a 2-1 win over Aduana Stars in Sogakope on Saturday. Team captain Martin Antwi scored the opening goal as early as the 2nd minute, but Richard Arhin leveled six minutes after the break, before Bashir Umar scored the winning goal 12 minutes later.
Wa All Stars also defeated Inter Allies 2-1 in Wa, with Richard Arthur and Emmanuel Gyamfi giving the hosts a 2-0 lead, before Frederick Boateng pulled one back for the visitors late on.
Nathaniel Asamoah scored twice as Medeama SC thrashed New Edubiase United 3-0 in Tarkwa. Malik Akowuah had given the Yellow and Mauves the lead before Asamoah scored twice within six minutes in the second half.
Great Olympics snatched a 1-0 victory over Liberty Professionals in Dansoman. Agbeshie Dotsie scored six minutes before half time and Olympics had former Ghana international Richard Kingson to thank for some great saves in the second half to keep all three points.
Match day 11 results
West Africa Football Academy 2-1 Aduana Stars
Scorers: Martin Antwi, Bashir Umar; Richard Arhin
Wa All Stars 2-1 Inter Allies
Scorers: Richard Arthur, Emmanuel Gyamfi; Frederick Boateng
Hearts of Oak 2-0 B.A. United
Scorer: Gilbert Fiamenyo (2)
Ashanti Gold 1-0 Hasaacas
Scorer: Daniel Egyin (own goal)
Berekum Chelsea 1-0 Heart of Lions
Scorer: Latif Salifu
Medeama SC 3-0 New Edubiase United
Scorers: Malik Akowuah, Nathaniel Asamoah (2)
Liberty Professionals 0-1 Great Olympics
Scorer: Agbeshie Dotsie
Bechem United 1-3 Asante Kotoko
Scorers: Noah Martey(pen); Michael Akuffo (2), Ahmed Toure
Goal king chart
8 – Gilbert Fiamenyo (Hearts of Oak)
7 – Noah Martey (Bechem United), Nathaniel Asamoah (Medeama SC)
6 – Yakubu Mohammed (Ashanti Gold), Stephen Baffour (Berekum Chelsea), Fuseini Nuhu (New Edubiase United), Sherif Deo Mohammed (Inter Allies)
5 –Kofi Owusu (Berekum Chelsea), Kennedy Ashia (Liberty Professionals)
4 – Bernard Morrison (Ashanti Gold), Richard Arhin (Aduana Stars), Ahmed Toure (Asante Kotoko)
3 – Kwame Boateng, Francis Attuquaye, Agbeshie Dotsie (Great Olympics), Usman Muntaka (Heart of Lions), Stephen Nyarko (Wa All Stars), Zakaria Mumuni (WAFA), Alhassan Nuhu (New Edubiase United), Benjamin Bature (Medeama SC), Francis Kyeremeh (B.A. United), Martin Antwi (WAFA), Emmanuel Gyamfi (Wa All Stars)
2 – Samuel Afful, Freddie Quayson, Amos Korankye, Kojo Poku (Hasaacas), Dauda Mohammed, Michael Akuffo (Asante Kotoko), Kissi Koranteng (WAFA), Godfred Asante (Great Olympics), Baffour Gyawu (Heart of Lions), Niare Benogo (Inter Allies), Bennett Ofori (Berekum Chelsea), Elvis Opoku (Aduana Stars)
1 – Isaac Danso, Enoch Gyimah, Nana Egyir (B.A. United), Emmanuel Ankobeah, Roger Lamptey, Tennyson Opoku, Daniel Egyin (Hasaacas), Francis Larbi, Daniel Darkwah, Godfred Saka, James Abban (Aduana Stars), Joseph Adjei, Abdul Ganiyu, Paul de Vries Asare, Asuandze Baffoe, Yakubu Wadudu, Richard Arthur (Wa All Stars), Isaac Twum, Isaac Quansah, Razir Mohammed, Abdulai Abdul Karim, Tanko Mohammed, Sam Yeboah (Heart of Lions), Lord Ofosuhene, Eliasu Fuseini, Frederick Boateng (Inter Allies), Emmanuel Baffour, Petrus Shitembi, Shafiu Mumuni, Joshua Tijani (Ashanti Gold), Alfred Azumah Nelson, Emmanuel Antwi, Tamimu Muntari, Nurudeen Ali, Bernard Arthur (Liberty Professionals), Daniel Appiah (Great Olympics), Aminu Mohammed, Hamza Mohammed, Ernest Baffoe, Issah Adamu, Yaw Mensah (Bechem United), Emmanuel Asante, Jordan Opoku, Latif Amadu (Asante Kotoko), Bernard Ofori, James Boadu, Malik Tahiru, Bismark Idan (New Edubiase United), Hans Kwofie, Joseph Tetteh, Kwame Boahen, Malik Akowuah (Medeama SC), Samuel Tetteh, Ashimeru Majeed, Bashiru Umar (WAFA), Richard Yamoah, Selasi Adjei, Shaun October, Landry Bosson, Isaac Oduro(Hearts of Oak), Latif Salifu (Berekum Chelsea)