Ashanti Gold’s title charge suffered a set back after a 0-1 loss to relegation threatened B.A. United in Sunyani on match day 12 of the ongoing First Capital Plus Premier League.
Selorm Geraldo scored the game’s only goal to give B.A. United only its third victory of the season.
Substitute Gockel Ahortor smashed in a screamer in injury time to hand Inter Allies a 2-1 win over Hearts of Oak in Tema.
Ahortor had come on for Sherrif Deo Mohammed, who had been well marked by the Hearts of Oak defence.
Ropapa Mensah capitalized on a defensive mix up between Philip Boampong and Tetteh Lugard to score the game’s opening goal midway through the second half.
Isaac Oduro equalized seven minutes from time through a well taken freekick, before Ahortor spotted Lugard off his line and fired home a dramatic winner for Inter Allies.
Defending champions Asante Kotoko defeated Liberty Professionals 1-0 in Kumasi in David Duncan’s first game in charge of the club at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium.
Ahmed Toure struck as early as the third minute and even though both teams battled well, the score line stayed the same at full time.
Aduana Stars secured a 2-1 win over Berekum Chelsea in Dormaa, with Richard Arhin netting a brace and Samuel Kyere hitting the target for the visitors.
By dint of a Disciplinary Committee decision against Berekum Chelsea, Aduana Stars were however awarded a 3-0 win pending the outcome of an appeal launched by the 2011 champions.
Osman Sackey scored his first goal of the season as Heart of Lions defeated Medeama Sc 1-0 in Kpando. The result sees Heart of Lions level on points with Aduana Stars; three points behind leaders Ashanti Gold.
Veteran midfielder Lamine Nasir scored his first goal of the season to put New Edubiase United 1-0 up against Bechem United in Obuasi. Club captain Fuseini Nuhu added a second in the second half to secure all three points for the hosts.
Hasaacas returned to winning ways with a 3-1 win over West Africa Football Academy in Sekondi. Zakaria Mumuni opened the scores to put the visitors up, before Ibrahim Suleman leveled for Hasaacas. Defender Daniel Egyin converted a penalty to put Hasaacas 2-1 up and Frederick Quayson’s goal secured all three points for the hosts.
On Saturday, an Agbeshie Dotsie goal gave Great Olympics a 1-0 win over Wa All Stars.
Match day 12 results
Asante Kotoko 1-0 Liberty Professionals
Scorer: Ahmed Toure
Aduana Stars 2-1 Berekum Chelsea
Scorers: Richard Arhin(2); Samuel Kyereh
New Edubiase United 2-0 Bechem United
Scorers: Lamine Nasir, Fuseini Nuhu
Heart of Lions 1-0 Medeama SC
Scorer: Osman Sackey
Hasaacas 3-1 WAFA
Scorers: Ibrahim Suleman, Daniel Egyin (pen), Frederick Quayson; Zakaria Mumuni
B.A. United 1-0 Ashanti Gold
Scorer: Selorm Geraldo
Inter Allies 2-1 Hearts of Oak
Scorer: Ropapa Mensah, Gockel Ahortor; Isaac Oduro
Great Olympics 1-0 Wa All Stars
Scorer: Agbeshie Dotsie
Goal king chart
8 – Gilbert Fiamenyo (Hearts of Oak)
7 – Noah Martey (Bechem United), Nathaniel Asamoah (Medeama SC), Fuseini Nuhu (New Edubiase United)
6 – Yakubu Mohammed (Ashanti Gold), Stephen Baffour (Berekum Chelsea), Sherif Deo Mohammed (Inter Allies), Richard Arhin (Aduana Stars)
5 –Kofi Owusu (Berekum Chelsea), Kennedy Ashia (Liberty Professionals), Ahmed Toure (Asante Kotoko)
4 – Bernard Morrison (Ashanti Gold), Agbeshie Dotsie (Great Olympics)
3 – Kwame Boateng, Francis Attuquaye (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), Freddie Quayson (Hasaacas)
2 – Samuel Afful, Amos Korankye, Kojo Poku, Daniel Egyin (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), Isaac Oduro (Hearts of Oak)
1 – Isaac Danso, Enoch Gyimah, Nana Egyir, Selorm Geraldo (B.A. United), Emmanuel Ankobeah, Roger Lamptey, Tennyson Opoku, Ibrahim Suleman (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, Osman Sackey (Heart of Lions), Lord Ofosuhene, Eliasu Fuseini, Frederick Boateng, Ropapa Mensah, Gockel Ahortor (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, Lamine Nasir (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(Hearts of Oak), Latif Salifu, Samuel Kyere (Berekum Chelsea)