Asante Kotoko on Wednesday afternoon thrashed Heart of Lions 4-0 in Kumasi to finish the first round of the season on a high note. Ahmed Toure converted a penalty and Prince Baffoe quickly put the Porcupine Warriors 2-0 up. Two quick second half goals by Abdul Latif Amadu and Emmanuel Asante completed the rout.
League leaders Ashanti Gold dropped further points after a 1-1 draw with Hearts of Oak in Obuasi. Didier Kore had put the hosts in the lead but a late equalizer by midfielder Emmanuel Laryea stole a point for Hearts of Oak.
Aduana Stars failed to take advantage of Ashanti Gold’s dropped points after a 0-1 loss to Liberty Professionals at Dansoman, with Charles Dwamena on target.
West Africa Football Africa (WAFA) drew 0-0 with Wa All Stars in Sogakope to move to second on goal difference but four points adrift of the top.
Nathaniel Asamoah netted a brace as Medeama SC came from a goal down to beat B.A. United 3-1 in Tarkwa. Moses Owusu opened the scores for the visitors before Asamoah leveled. Kwame Boahen put the Yellow and Mauves 2-1 up, before Asamoah sealed the points with his personal second goal.
Bechem United lifted themselves out of relegation trouble with a 2-0 win over Hasaacas in Bechem, with Yaw Andoh bagging a brace.
Richard Kingson conceded for the first time this season as Great Olympics was held to a 2-2 draw by New Edubiase United. Bernard Ofori put the visitors ahead and Great Olympics got a great chance to level scores after the award of a penalty, but Dan Quaye fired over the crossbar. Emmanuel Amartey eventually scored the equalizer, but Ofori restored New Edubiase United’s lead by firing through Kingson’s legs. Kwame Boateng eventually scored the equalizer to steal a point for Great Olympics.
Berekum Chelsea fought from a goal down to beat Inter Allies 2-1 in Berekum. Niare Benogo opened the scores for the visitors, but Kofi Owusu leveled, before Richard Adjei scored the winning goal.
Match day 15 results
Asante Kotoko 4-0 Heart of Lions
Scorers: Ahmed Toure(pen), Prince Baffoe, Abdul Latif Amadu, Emmanuel Asante
Great Olympics 2-2 New Edubiase United
Scorer: Emmanuel Amartey, Kwame Boateng; Bernard Ofori (2)
Ashanti Gold 1-1 Hearts of Oak
Scorer: Didier Kore; Emmanuel Laryea
Berekum Chelsea 2-1 Inter Allies
Scorers: Kofi Owusu, Richard Adjei; Niare Benogo
Medeama SC 3-1 B.A. United
Scorers: Nathaniel Asamoah (2), Kwame Boahen; Moses Owusu
Liberty Professionals 1-0 Aduana Stars
Scorer: Charles Dwamena
WAFA 0-0 Wa All Stars
Bechem United 2-0 Hasaacas
Scorer: Yaw Andoh (2)
Goal king chart
12 – Nathaniel Asamoah (Medeama SC)
8 – Gilbert Fiamenyo (Hearts of Oak), Fuseini Nuhu (New Edubiase United), Noah Martey (Bechem United), Stephen Baffour (Berekum Chelsea)
6 – Yakubu Mohammed (Ashanti Gold), Sherif Deo Mohammed (Inter Allies), Richard Arhin (Aduana Stars), Kofi Owusu (Berekum Chelsea), Ahmed Toure (Asante Kotoko)
5 –Kennedy Ashia (Liberty Professionals), Martin Antwi (WAFA)
4 – Bernard Morrison (Ashanti Gold), Agbeshie Dotsie, Kwame Boateng (Great Olympics), Bernard Ofori (New Edubiase United)
3 – Francis Attuquaye (Great Olympics), Usman Muntaka (Heart of Lions), Stephen Nyarko (Wa All Stars), Zakaria Mumuni, Kissi Koranteng (WAFA), Alhassan Nuhu (New Edubiase United), Benjamin Bature (Medeama SC), Francis Kyeremeh (B.A. United), Emmanuel Gyamfi (Wa All Stars), Freddie Quayson, Emmanuel Ankobeah (Hasaacas), Emmanuel Asante (Asante Kotoko), Niare Benogo (Inter Allies)
2 – Samuel Afful, Amos Korankye, Kojo Poku, Daniel Egyin (Hasaacas), Dauda Mohammed, Michael Akuffo, Jordan Opoku (Asante Kotoko), Godfred Asante (Great Olympics), Baffour Gyawu (Heart of Lions), Bennett Ofori (Berekum Chelsea), Elvis Opoku (Aduana Stars), Isaac Oduro, Richard Yamoah (Hearts of Oak), Petrus Shitembi (Ashanti Gold), Baba Zakari (Liberty Professionals), Asuandze Baffoe (Wa All Stars), Hans Kwofie (Medeama SC), Latif Amadu (Asante Kotoko), Kwame Boahen (Medeama SC), Yaw Andoh (Bechem United)
1 – Isaac Danso, Enoch Gyimah, Nana Egyir, Selorm Geraldo, Mustapha Mohammed, Charles Oppong, Moses Owusu(B.A. United), Roger Lamptey, Tennyson Opoku, Ibrahim Suleman (Hasaacas), Francis Larbi, Daniel Darkwah, Godfred Saka, James Abban, Richard Addai (Aduana Stars), Joseph Adjei, Abdul Ganiyu, Paul de Vries Asare, 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, Emmanuel Osei, Shafiu Mumuni, Joshua Tijani, Didier Kore (Ashanti Gold), Alfred Azumah Nelson, Emmanuel Antwi, Tamimu Muntari, Nurudeen Ali, Bernard Arthur, Michael Appiah, Charles Dwamena (Liberty Professionals), Daniel Appiah, Emmanuel Amartey (Great Olympics), Aminu Mohammed, Hamza Mohammed, Ernest Baffoe, Issah Adamu, Yaw Mensah, Richard Baffour (Bechem United), Haminu Dramani, James Boadu, Malik Tahiru, Bismark Idan, Lamine Nasir, Samed Ibrahim (New Edubiase United), Joseph Tetteh, Malik Akowuah (Medeama SC), Samuel Tetteh, Ashimeru Majeed, Bashiru Umar (WAFA), Selasi Adjei, Shaun October, Landry Bosson, Emmanuel Laryea(Hearts of Oak), Latif Salifu, Samuel Kyere, Richard Adjei (Berekum Chelsea), Prince Baffoe (Asante Kotoko)