2022/23 GPL: Nightmares for Asante Kotoko in Dawu; King Faisal, Karela, Samartex and Nsoatreman pick home wins: Gameweek 17 Results and Standings

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Dreams FC finished the first round of the 2022/23 season on a high after defeating Asante Kotoko 2-0 at the Theatre of Dreams in Dawu.

The home side had a fast start to the game and opened the scoring in the 14th minute. Still Believe graduate Gael Aholou volleyed a sweet delivery from a free-kick into the net.

Asante Kotoko stepped their performance up and created some good chances, but goalkeeper Augustine Koomson was at his best to deny the league holders on multiple occasions.

In the 61st minute, Dreams FC doubled their lead. Agyenim Boateng outsmarted Augustine Agyapong to the ball, before curling one pass Ibrabim Danlad.

The remaining minutes of the game saw no goals as Dreams FC won the game 2-0.

A late Benjamin Bature goal earned King Faisal a 1-0 home win against Real Tamale United. David Oppong Afrane missed a penalty for King Faisal in the 54th minute.

Karela United were 2-1 home winners against bottom placed Kotoku Royals. Kharim Abdul Ayeh and Evans Adomako scored for Karela, while Richard Dzikoe scored for Kotoku Royals.

Goals in the second half from ‪Seidu Abubakar‬ and‪ Francis Gyetuah‬ in the second half to earned Samartex a 2-1 win at home against Legon Cities. Kofi Kordzi scored for Legon Cities.

At the Aliu Mahama Stadium, Tamale City and Medeama drew 0-0.

Nsoatreman came from a goal down to beat Great Olympics 2-1. Aryeetey Ayikwei scored for Olympics in the 10th minute, before Baba Mahama and Kwame Nana Junior scored in the 12th and 34th minute respectively to turn the game around.

In other games, Accra Hearts of Oak defeated Berekum Chelsea 3-1 to bounce back to winning ways. The Phobians grabbed their goals through a Zakari Fuseini own goal and goals from Benjamin Yorke and Victor Aidoo. Kusi Pandrous got the face saving goal for Chelsea.

At the Nana Fosu Gyeabor Park, Bechem United and Aduana FC played out a scoreless draw.

On Monday, Accra Lions will host Bibiani GoldStars at the Accra Sports Stadium.

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