Dwarfs shock Aduana Stars, Hearts and Kotoko held, 7 goals thriller in Kumasi: Gameweek 8 Review

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The Premier League produced some exciting and nerve wracking games, with the game in Kumasi between King Faisal and Olympics producing 7 goals. A total of 19 goals were scored in all 9 games.

We take a look at how things unfolded in the 9 games:


After losing for the first time this season on Sunday, Berekum Chelsea bounced back to winning ways after defeating Karela United by 1-0. After a goalless draw first half, Zakaria Fuseini scored in 56th minute to give Berekum Chelsea the lead, the goal was the only goal of the game. Berekum Chelsea with the victory returned to the top of the table. Goalscorer Zakaria Fuseini was adjudged man of the match.


Ebusua Dwarfs produced the biggest upset of the gameweek by beating league leaders Aduana Stars by 3-1. Dwarfs opened the scoring through Michael Ohene Adjei in the 33rd minute. Seidu Abubakar scored in the 40th minute to increase the lead. Ebusua Dwarfs went into the break 2-0 up. Top scorer for Dwarfs Albert Hammond had the chance to make it 3 and kill the game in the 79th minute from the spot after Farouk Adams was sent off for Aduana Stars, Albert Hammond failed to convert the spot. There was hope for a comeback in the 85th minute, Yahya Mohammed scored from the spot to reduce the deficit, 2-1. Isaac Donkor in the 1st minute of added time scored to make it 3-1 and kill the game off. The Referee brought proceedings to an end, Dwarfs emerged victorious, 3-1 the scoreline. Mark Acquah of Ebusua Dwarfs was named man of the match.


Before this game, Inter Allies were yet to pick a point away from home and Eleven Wonders had won 2 consecutive games at the Ohene Ameyaw Park. Inter Allies opened the scoring in the 27th minute, Victorien Adje Adebayor scored from the spot kick after Alex Aso was brought down in the 18 yard box by the goalkeeper. Mohammed Zakari in the 65th minute struck a decent shot into the net to make it 2-0 for Inter Allies. Victorien Adebayor scored again in the 83rd minute to round up a 5 star performance, it was Adebayor’s second of the day and 7th of the season. The game ended 3-0, Inter Allies picked their first points on the road. Victorien Adebayor was named Nasco man of the match.


The game between King Faisal and Olympics was a thriller, the game produced 7 goals, the most goals scored in a game so far this season. Great Olympics broke the deadlock in the 26th minute, Emmanuel Clottey from the penalty spot gave them the lead. Just after the break, Emmanuel Clottey doubled his tally and his team’s tally on the day, 2-0. King Faisal in the 64th minute had the chance to pull one back, Kwame Peprah was brought down in the 18 yard box, Ibrahim Osman stepped up and sent the goalkeeper the wrong way, 2-1. A minute later, King Faisal were a man down, Patrick Bannor was sent off for a silly challenge on Eric Osei. King Faisal continued to push on and had their goal in the 70th minute, Ibrahim Osman was on target again to make it 2-2. Olympics immediately restored their lead, Yussif Razak tapped home a rebound to make it 2-3. King Faisal made an instant reply, Baba Yahaya connected nicely with a cross from Ibrahim Osman to make it 3-3. That wasn’t the end of the drama at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium, Gladson Awako scored in the 81st minute to give Olympics the lead yet again. The game ended 4-3 in favor of Olympics. Sulley Ibrahim was named Nasco man of the match.


Legon Cities recorded their second win of the season after beating Elmina Sharks by 1-0. The first half of the game ended 0-0. Edmond Asiedu and Abdul Karim Jabila came close for Elmina Sharks and Legon Cities respectively. Legon Cities continued to press on in the second half, Abdul Karim Jabila came close on some few ocassions before finally breaking the deadlock in the dying embers of the game. Legon Cities were awarded a penalty in the 89th minute, Jabila stepped up and converted the penalty, 1-0. The goal was the only goal of the game. Abdul Wahab Hannan was named man of the match.


Liberty Professionals played against Dreams at home away from home. The Dansoman side after gameweek 5’s fixture against Hearts of Oak were banned from playing at the Carl Reindoff. The game took place at the Theartre of Dreams, home of Dreams Fc. Dreams took the lead in the 29th minute, Ibrahim Issah scored from a rebound to hand his team the lead. Dreams Fc doubled their lead in the 85th minute, Abdul Bashiru provided a perfect pass to Dantani Amadu who rounded the keeper and slotted the ball into an empty net, 2-0. Liberty in the 90th minute had the chance to pull one back from the spot, Abdul Jalil handled the ball in the 18 yard box, Elvis Kyei Baffour stepped up and converted the spot kick. The game ended 2-1, Liberty fail to win at home again.


Medeama welcomed Bechem United to the Akoon Park as they hope to bounce back from Sunday’s defeat to Aduana Stars. They had to do it without key man Prince Opoku Agyemang. Medeama struggled to break the Bechem United back line for virtually the entire game, with just few minutes left for the referee to bring proceedings to an end, Kwesi Donsu scored to break the hearts of Bechem United and their fans. The game ended 1-0, making it 4 wins in 4 games at home for Medeama.


WAFA welcomed Asante Kotoko to the Sogakope Stadium as they hope to build on their 1-0 victory against Olympics. The first opportunity of the game fell to Augustine Boakye in the 27th minute, Ibrahim Abukari set him on goal with a beautiful long pass, but he couldn’t hit the target as he sent his shot wide. The first half end scoreless. The second half was evenly contested by both sides, William Opoku and Martin Antwi from the bench came close to breaking the deadlock for Asante Kotoko. Richard Danso also had an opportunity to break the deadlock and the hearts of Kotoko fans but he couldn’t keep his shot low. The game ended 0-0. Konadu Yiadom was adjudged man of the match.


The final game of the gameweek was between Hearts of Oak and Ashanti Gold at the Accra Sports Stadium. After a cagey start, Hearts of Oak had the chance to break the deadlock, Kofi Kordzi and Joseph Esso couldn’t connect with a low cross from Daniel Afriyie. The first big chance of the half came in the 36th minute, goalkeeper Frank Boateng failed to grab a corner kick from Fred Ansah, the ball fell to Kofi Kordzi in the 18 yard box, he laid it to Fatawu Mohammed who drilled in a low shot, the shot was met by Daniel Afriyie but he couldn’t hit the target. The Phobians came close again the 45th minute, Esso’s freekick was saved by Frank Boateng at the near post. The first half ended scoreless. The second half started intensively, Daniel Afriyie and Benedict Wobenu had decent chance to open the scoring for either sides, but none of them was able to convert the chance. The game ended scoreless. Hearts of Oak failed to pick maximum points at home for the 3rd time in 4 attempts. Daniel Afriyie was named man of the match.

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