GPL Match day 5 Wrap: Kotoko claim first win, Hearts snatch late victory

In matchday five of the Ghana Premier League Asante Kotoko defeated Hasaacas 1-0 through a lone goal from Kwame Boateng at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium on Friday to secure their first win of the season.

Prior to the match on Friday, there was massive pressure on coach David Duncan, who was tasked to bring the Porcupines to winning ways. The win has brought a big sigh of relief to him.

The win means that Kotoko now has five points and moves to 11th on the league, two positions above hasaacas who sits at 13th with four points.

Elsewhere, Ashanti Gold were held to a 1-1 drawn game by Aduana Stars at the Len Clay Sports Stadium on Saturday. The Miners playing at home enjoyed plenty of possession but failed to get behind the Dormaa based club defense as they were resolute at the back.

The result means that Ashanti Gold have recorded their fourth consecutive draw after winning their opening game while Aduana Stars have picked four points in five league games.

At the Wa Sports Stadium on Sunday, Wa All Stars were able to secure a 1-0 win against New Edubiase. A late goal from Richard “Balotelli” Arthur did the magic to secure a win well deserved. The home side dominated most part of the game, and played a total attacking football, forcing the visitors to play ten players behind the ball.

The game between the new boys was played at the Nana Ameyaw Park, the home of Techiman City.

Techiman City defeated Dreams fc by one goal to nil, thanks to Baba Mahama lone goal in the 29th minute. Until Dreams’ defeat, they had enjoyed an unbeaten streak and were hoping to maintain that run. But fellow debutants proved very strong for them as they took home three points.

West Africa Football Academy also continued their impressive home run with a 1-0 over Liberty Professionals on Sunday. Martin Antwi scored in the 57th minute to give the Academy boys all three points.

At the Tema Sports Stadium on Sunday, Hearts of Oak achieve one of the greatest comebacks in the league’s history as they beat Inter Allies 2-3 despite going down two goals earlier on.

Inter Allies took the lead with goals from Frederick Boateng and Gockel Ahortor, but a goal from Isaac Mensah and a brace from substitute Ibrahim Musa gave Hearts all three points to give them two points above second-places Wa All Star.

 

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