AshantiGold continued to stretch their lead at the top of the FCPPL table as close chasers Aduana Stars faltered at Bechem.
Forward Yakubu Mohammed’s ninth minute penalty strike was enough for the Miners to seize all three points at home from All Stars on match day 17. The win moves the Miners 7 points apart second placed Aduana who also lost 0-1 against Bechem United. Yaw Arnol’s 10th minute penalty strike proved the difference.
WAFA SC were held at home by Inter Allies as Evans Mensah equalized a Zakaria Mumuni 11th minute opener. The Academy side however move to tie with Aduana on 26 points.
At the Carl Reindorf Park, Liberty Professionals emerged victors in a five-goal thriller with Heart of Lions. The visitors went ahead twice but got pegged back on both occasions by midfielder Kennedy Ashia who went to grab a hat-trick. Badu Asiamah and Prince Acquah scored both goals for Lions.
Berekum Chelsea further deepened the woes of bottom-placed B.A United as they posted a 2-0 victory over their regional rivals at the Golden City Park on Sunday. Kofi Owusu found the opener in the 62nd minute before Latif Salifu put the game beyond the visitors with his strike two minutes from full time.
Four teams – Berekum Chelsea, WAFA, Liberty and Aduana Stars are now level on points – 26 after match day 17.
The Western derby produced no goal as Medeama SC and Sekondi Hasaacas took home a point each from the T&A Park in Tarkwa.
Hearts of Oak snatched an important win over city rivals Great Olympics courtesy a 21st minute strike by Togolese forward Foovi Aguidi. The Phobians now have 24 points and move up the ladder to 7thposition.
On Friday, New Edubiase United travelled to beat league holders Asante Kotoko 2-1 at the Baba Yara Stadium with goals from Fuseini Nuhu and Bernard Danso. Centre-back Ahmed Adams scored the consolation for the porcupine warriors.
FCPPL Match day 17 Results
Hearts of Oak 1-0 Great Olympics
Scorer: Foovi Aguidi
Liberty Professionals 3-2 Heart of Lions
Scorers: Kennedy Ashia (3*); Badu Asiamah, Prince Acquah
WAFA 1-1 Inter Allies
Scorer: Zakaria Mumuni; Evans Mensah
Ashanti Gold 1-0 All Stars
Scorer: Yakubu Mohammed
Berekum Chelsea 2-0 B.A United
Scorer: Kofi Owusu, Latif Salifu
Bechem United 1-0 Aduana Stars
Scorer: Yaw Andoh
Medeama 0-0 Hasaacas
Asante Kotoko 1-2 New Edubiase United
Scorers: Ahmed Adams; Fuseini Nuhu, Bernard Danso
Goal king chart
12 – Nathaniel Asamoah (Medeama SC)
9 – Fuseini Nuhu (New Edubiase United)
8 – Gilbert Fiamenyo (Hearts of Oak), Noah Martey (Bechem United), Stephen Baffour (Berekum Chelsea), Kennedy Ashia (Liberty Professionals), Yakubu Mohammed (Ashanti Gold)
7 – Sherif Deo Mohammed (Inter Allies), Ahmed Toure (Asante Kotoko), Kofi Owusu (Berekum Chelsea)
6 – Richard Arhin (Aduana Stars)
5 –Martin Antwi (WAFA)
4 – Bernard Morrison (Ashanti Gold), Agbeshie Dotsie, Kwame Boateng (Great Olympics), Bernard Ofori (New Edubiase United), Usman Muntaka (Heart of Lions), Stephen Nyarko (Wa All Stars), Zakaria Mumuni (WAFA)
3 – Francis Attuquaye (Great Olympics), 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), Samuel Afful (Hasaacas), Yaw Andoh (Bechem United)
2 – Amos Korankye, Kojo Poku, Daniel Egyin (Hasaacas), Dauda Mohammed, Michael Akuffo, Jordan Opoku (Asante Kotoko), Godfred Asante (Great Olympics), Baffour Gyawu, Isaac Quansah, Prince Acquah (Heart of Lions), Bennett Ofori (Berekum Chelsea), Elvis Opoku (Aduana Stars), Isaac Oduro, Richard Yamoah, Foovi Aguidi (Hearts of Oak), Petrus Shitembi (Ashanti Gold), Baba Zakari (Liberty Professionals), Asuandze Baffoe, Yakubu Wadudu (Wa All Stars), Hans Kwofie (Medeama SC), Latif Amadu (Asante Kotoko), Kwame Boahen (Medeama SC), Mustapha Mohammed (B.A. United), Didier Kore (Ashanti Gold), Latif Salifu (Berekum Chelsea)
1 – Isaac Danso, Enoch Gyimah, Nana Egyir, Selorm Geraldo, 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, Richard Arthur (Wa All Stars), Isaac Twum, Razir Mohammed, Abdulai Abdul Karim, Tanko Mohammed, Sam Yeboah, Osman Sackey, Asiamah Badu (Heart of Lions), Lord Ofosuhene, Eliasu Fuseini, Frederick Boateng, Ropapa Mensah, Gockel Ahortor , Evans Mensah(Inter Allies), Emmanuel Baffour, Emmanuel Osei, Shafiu Mumuni, Joshua Tijani (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, Bernard Danso (New Edubiase United), Joseph Tetteh, Malik Akowuah (Medeama SC), Samuel Tetteh, Ashimeru Majeed, Bashiru Umar (WAFA), Selasi Adjei, Shaun October, Landry Bosson, Emmanuel Laryea, Robin Gnagne(Hearts of Oak), Latif Salifu, Samuel Kyere, Richard Adjei (Berekum Chelsea), Prince Baffoe, Ahmed Adams (Asante Kotoko), Jacob Apau Asiedu (Medeama SC)