GPL Match day 2 Wrap: Hearts of Oak break 47-year jinx

By Prince Dulzy

Hearts of Oak pulled off a magnificent performance to steal a first away win over Medeama, while Dreams FC continued their impressive form with victory on matchday two of the 2015-16 Ghana Premier League.

Coach Kenichi Yatsuhashi was arguably the happiest man on Sunday after masterminding an end to Hearts’ winless league streak at the Tarkwa T&A Park since 1969.

A 77th minute Cosmos Dauda’s effort and an injury-time Eric Kumi’s strike saw the Phobians pick a 2-0 victory – and consequently claiming six points from two matches. Having gone unbeaten at the venue the whole of last season, the Yellow and Mauves, on the other hand, are now without a win after similarly falling to Ashanti Gold on matchday one.

At the Dawu Park, newly-promoted Dreams FC maintained their sparkling form from last weekend with a 1-0 defeat of Bechem United. Ben Nash Quansah grabbed the only goal of the day on 44 minutes.

Saddick Adams’ sole 24th minute strike at the Golden City Park was all Berekum Chelsea needed to pick all points in their 1-0 win over Wafa.

Aduana Stars suffered their second consecutive league defeat with a 1-0 home loss to Wa All Stars. Kofi Yeboah scored for the visitors at the Dormaa Park.

Inter Allies were at the mercy of Liberty Professionals at the Dansoman Carl Reindorf Park with a 2-1 defeat. Cephas Doku and Latif Blessing scored for the Scientific Soccer Lads while Frederick Mensah fetched the Eleven-Is-To-One’s consolation.

The action, however, did not start on Sunday.

At the Obuasi Len Clay Stadium on Friday, Zuberu Fuseini’s solitary strike was enough to hand New Edubiase United maximum points in their 1-0 win over Ebusua Dwarfs. The latter are still chasing their first win, having lost their opener to Dreams FC last weekend.

And on Saturday, former Asante Kotoko striker Eric Bekoe announced his return to the local topflight with two goals in Hasaacas’ 4-2 triumph over new boys Techiman City at the Sekondi Essipong Sports Stadium. Amos Korankye and Ernest Papa Arko fetched the other goals for the home side while Roger Nortey and Baba Mahama found the away side’s consolation strikes.

Asante Kotoko’s game with Ashanti Gold has been rescheduled to March 9 due to the latter’s match with MO Bejaia in the 2016 Caf Champions League on Sunday.

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