Hearts of Oak dropped into relegation trouble after suffering a 0-1 loss to Aduana Stars in Dormaa on Sunday. This was match day 22 of the ongoing First Capital Plus Premier League. Richard Arhin scored his seventh goal of the season to condemn Hearts of Oak to defeat, despite the sacking of head coach Herbert Addo in midweek.
In Kumasi, defending champions Asante Kotoko were humbled in a 0-3 reverse to Berekum Chelsea. Kofi Owusu, who has played for Asante Kotoko’s city rivals King Faisal in the past, netted the game’s opening goal in the first half. Owusu then scored a second in the second half before Asiwome Fumador completed the rout. It was Berekum Chelsea’s first win in Kumasi over Asante Kotoko for four years.
Ashanti Gold’s charge towards the league title was halted somewhat after a 1-2 loss to Heart of Lions in Kpando. Hudu Yakubu and Tanko Mohammed scored for Lions, with Yakubu Mohammed responding for Ashanti Gold. The Miners are now only four points clear of Berekum Chelsea.
Goals by Ropapa Mensah and Emmanuel Nettey gave Inter Allies a 2-0 win over B.A. United in Accra on Saturday. The win moves Inter Allies to fourth on the standings.
A late Kwame Boateng strike gave Great Olympics a 2-1 win over Bechem United in Accra on Sunday. Godwin Attram scored early on for Great Olympics, before Issah Adamu leveled for the visitors. Boateng’s goal sealed all three points for the Wonder club.
Liberty Professionals and Medeama SC drew 0-0 in Dansoman, whilst Hasaacas drew 1-1 with Wa All Stars in Sekondi, with Augustine Arhinful’s penalty for the hosts cancelled out by Joshua Otoo’s leveler for the visitors.
Fuseini Nuhu converted a penalty and Bernard Ofori added a second as New Edubiase United beat West Africa Football Academy (WAFA) 2-0 in Kumasi
Match day 22 results
Asante Kotoko 0-3 Berekum Chelsea
Scorers: Kofi Owusu (2); Asiwome Fumador
Aduana Stars 1-0 Hearts of Oak
Scorers: Richard Arhin
Heart of Lions 2-1 Ashanti Gold
Scorers: Hudu Yakubu, Tanko Mohammed; Yakubu Mohammed
Great Olympics 2-1 Bechem United
Scorers: Godwin Attram, Kwame Boateng; Issah Adamu
New Edubiase United 2-0 WAFA
Scorers: Nuhu Fuseini (pen), Bernard Ofori
Liberty Professionals 0-0 Medeama SC
B.A. United 0-2 Inter Allies
Scorers: Ropapa Mensah, Emmanuel Nettey
Hasaacas 1-1 Wa All Stars
Scorers: Augustine Arhinful (pen); Joshua Otoo
Goal king chart
13 – Nathaniel Asamoah (Medeama SC)
10 – Ahmed Toure (Asante Kotoko), Kennedy Ashia (Liberty Professionals), Stephen Baffour (Berekum Chelsea), Fuseini Nuhu (New Edubiase United), Kofi Owusu (Berekum Chelsea)
9 – Yakubu Mohammed (Ashanti Gold)
8 – Gilbert Fiamenyo (Hearts of Oak), Noah Martey (Bechem United), Sherif Deo Mohammed (Inter Allies)
7 – Martin Antwi (WAFA), Richard Arhin (Aduana Stars)
6 – Bernard Morrison (Ashanti Gold), Zakaria Mumuni (WAFA)
5 – Stephen Nyarko (Wa All Stars), Emmanuel Ankobeah (Hasaacas), Kwame Boateng (Great Olympics), Bernard Ofori (New Edubiase United)
4 – Agbeshie Dotsie (Great Olympics), Usman Muntaka (Heart of Lions), Francis Kyeremeh (B.A. United), Samuel Afful, Freddie Quayson (Hasaacas), Dauda Mohammed (Asante Kotoko)
3 – Francis Attuquaye (Great Olympics), Kissi Koranteng (WAFA), Alhassan Nuhu, Bismark Idan (New Edubiase United), Benjamin Bature (Medeama SC), Emmanuel Gyamfi, Asuandze Baffoe (Wa All Stars), Kojo Poku (Hasaacas), Emmanuel Asante (Asante Kotoko), Niare Benogo (Inter Allies), Yaw Andoh. Ernest Baffour, Aminu Mohammed (Bechem United), Hans Kwofie (Medeama SC), Osman Sackey (Heart of Lions)
2 – Amos Korankye, Daniel Egyin (Hasaacas), Michael Akuffo, Jordan Opoku, Prince Baffoe(Asante Kotoko), Godfred Asante, Daniel Appiah, Godwin Attram (Great Olympics), Baffour Gyawu, Isaac Quansah, Prince Acquah, Daniel Bonsu, Tanko Mohammed (Heart of Lions), Bennett Ofori (Berekum Chelsea), Elvis Opoku, Godfred Saka, Francis Larbi (Aduana Stars), Isaac Oduro, Richard Yamoah, Foovi Aguidi, Selasi Adjei (Hearts of Oak), Petrus Shitembi (Ashanti Gold), Baba Zakari, Alfred Azumah Nelson (Liberty Professionals), Yakubu Wadudu, Abdul Ganiyu (Wa All Stars), Latif Amadu (Asante Kotoko), Kwame Boahen (Medeama SC), Mustapha Mohammed, Selorm Geraldo, Nana Egyir (B.A. United), Didier Kore, Shafiu Mumuni, Joshua Tijani (Ashanti Gold), Latif Salifu, Asiwome Fumador (Berekum Chelsea), Eliasu Fuseini, Ropapa Mensah (Inter Allies), Aminu Mohammed, Issah Adamu (Bechem United), Bashiru Umar (WAFA)
1 – Isaac Danso, Enoch Gyimah, Charles Oppong, Moses Owusu(B.A. United), Roger Lamptey, Tennyson Opoku, Ibrahim Suleman, Kingsley Agyei, Benjamin Eshun, Augustine Arhinful (Hasaacas), Daniel Darkwah, Abubakar Saddiq, James Abban, Richard Addai (Aduana Stars), Joseph Adjei, Paul de Vries Asare, Emmanuel Ocran, Richard Arthur, Joshua Otoo (Wa All Stars), Isaac Twum, Razir Mohammed, Abdulai Abdul Karim, Sam Yeboah, Asiamah Badu, Hudu Yakubu (Heart of Lions), Lord Ofosuhene, Frederick Boateng, Gockel Ahortor , Evans Mensah, Baba Mensah, Emmanuel Nettey (Inter Allies), Emmanuel Baffour, Emmanuel Osei, Francis Agyei, Kadiri Mohammed (Ashanti Gold), Emmanuel Antwi, Tamimu Muntari, Nurudeen Ali, Bernard Arthur, Michael Appiah, Charles Dwamena. Latif Blessing (Liberty Professionals), Edmund Sekyi, Emmanuel Amartey(Great Olympics), Hamza Mohammed, Yaw Mensah, Richard Baffour, Felix Kwakye, Issah Nyamewero, Cofie Bekoe (Bechem United), Haminu Dramani, James Boadu, Malik Tahiru, Lamine Nasir, Samed Ibrahim, Bernard Danso (New Edubiase United), Joseph Tetteh, Malik Akowuah (Medeama SC), Samuel Tetteh, Ashimeru Majeed, Richmond Lamptey (WAFA), Selasi Adjei, Shaun October, Landry Bosson, Emmanuel Laryea, Robin Gnagne, Philip Boampong (Hearts of Oak), Samuel Kyere, Richard Adjei, Kennedy Boateng (Berekum Chelsea), Ahmed Adams (Asante Kotoko), Jacob Apau Asiedu, Akwasi Donsu (Medeama SC)