Gameweek 10 produced goals, 25 goals were scored across all match centers, the most in a gameweek so far this season. 7 goals were scored in Dansoman as Liberty recorded an emphatic 5-2 victory against Aduana Stars. Hearts of Oak also left it late to secure a 3-2 victory against Bechem United, the “Derby d’Ashanti region” also ended in stalemate.
We take a long at how things unfolded in the first 3 games:
We take a long at how things unfolded in all 9 games:
ELEVEN WONDERS 2-1 KING FAISAL
Alhaji Grusah’s side King Faisal recorded their 6th defeat of the season on Friday in Techiman. King Faisal started the game the better side and took the lead in the 4th minute, Osman Ibrahim reacted the quickest to a cross from Adu Gyamfi that struck the post, his shot deflected off Kwayie Simms and looped over the goalkeeper at his near post, 1-0. Musa Sule made it 1-1 on the stroke of half time, he headed in a cross from Abdul Zakaria Mugeese over the onrushing Mustapha Bampoe. The game went into the break 1-1. Both teams after the break created numerous chances to go ahead, Abdul Zakaria Mugeese and Samuel Peprah coming close for either sides. The goal that separated the two sides came in the 78th minute, a beautiful volley from Samuel Boakye at the edge of the 18 yard box found the bottom right corner, 2-1. The game ended 2-1. King Faisal still winless after 10 games. King Faisal’s Samuel Kusi was named Nasco man of the match.
LEGON CITIES 1-1 GREAT OLYMPICS
Legon Cities opened the scoring in the 23rd minute, Maxwell Oppong won a ball in midfield, went past 3 players and laid a beautifully through pass for Yakubu Mohammed who went past the onrushing Ernest Sowah and slotted the ball into an empty net. Olympics nearly provided an instant reply, Sulley Ibrahim went past 2 players and unleashed a monstrous strike from yards out, but his effort was tipped over the bar by erstwhile Black Stars goalkeeper Fatawu Dauda for a corner kick. Olympics leveled matters in the 39th minute, Sulley Ibrahim received a ball in the 18 yard box, he calmly struck a low shot into the bottom right corner. 1-1. The game went into the break level. The Second half was exciting as the first, both sides created clear cut chances but none could make good use of it, Cephas Doku came the closest for Legon Cities, whiles Abdul Razak also came close for Olympics. There was a penalty call in the dying embers of the game, Abdul Karim Jabila was allegedly brought down in the box by goalkeeper Ernest Sowah, but referee was having none of that. The game ended 1-1. Olympics defended their territory against the Royals. Sulley Ibrahim was adjudged Nasco man of the match.
BEREKUM CHELSEA 1-3 INTER ALLIES
Inter Allies recorded an impressive 3-1 away victory against Berekum Chelsea. Victorien Adebayor opened the scoring in the 32nd minute from a freekick just at the edge of the 18 yard box, his freekick went round the wall and through the legs of the goalkeeper Osei Bonsu, the goalkeeper really should have done better. Inter Allies doubled their lead right at the start of the second half, Samuel Armah was set on goal after Adebayor flicked the ball, he camly slammed the ball past the goalkeeper. Berekum Chelsea reduced the deficit in the 63rd minute, Augustine Henneh scored with a decent shot from distance. Adebayor on the day troubled the Chelsea defense, he sealed the win for his side in the 84th minute with a beautiful curler, one Ibrahimovic will be proud of. The game ended 3-1. Berekum Chelsea recorded their 2nd consecutive defeat, whiles Inter Allies recorded 2 consecutive away victories. Victorien Adebayor was named man of the match.
ASANTE KOTOKO 0-0 ASHANTI GOLD
Asante Kotoko welcomed regional rivals Ashanti Gold to the Baba Yara Sports Stadium. The first half of the game was uneventful, the game was mostly played in midfield and both teams failed to create any real opportunity. The second half was much better, William Opoku Mensah had the chance to open the scoring in the 59th, he pounced on a mistake in defense and was 1 on 1 with goalkeeper Frank Boateng, but he failed to go round the goalkeeper. Kotoko had another chance to break the deadlock in the 63rd minute, Martin Antwi’s shot in the box was blocked, the ball fell to Nabby Keita whose header struck the post before the ball was finally cleared to safety. Appiah McCarthy in the dying minutes of the game nearly snatched all 3 points for Ashanti Gold, but his effort struck the post. The referee blew the whistle for the last time, the game ended 0-0. Kotoko fail to win at home for the 3rd time this season, whiles Ashanti Gold picked another valuable point and a clean sheet on the road. Kotoko’s Christopher Netty was adjudged man of the match.
EBUSUA DWARFS 2-1 KARELA
Ebusua Dwarfs welcomed Karela to the Cape Coast Stadium as they hope to secure their 3rd consecutive win at the ground. Their hope was left hanging in the 29th minute when Sadiq Alhassan opened the scoring for Karela. Ebusua Dwarfs restored parity in the 69th minute, Seidu Abubakar on the scoresheet, 1-1. Ismael Antwi scored in the 76th minute to give Dwarfs the lead for the first time. The goal was the winning goal of the game. The game ended 2-1. Dwarfs recorded their 3rd consecutive win at the Cape coast Stadium. Michael Asamoah of Dwarfs was named man of the match.
HEARTS OF OAK 3-2 BECHEM UNITED
Hearts of Oak were hoping to secure their second victory at home. Bechem United opened the scoring in the 28th minute from the spot, Prince Adu Kwabena the goal scorer. The Phobians replied instantly, they were also awarded a spot kick after the ball was handled in the 18 yard box, Kofi Kordzi stepped up and leveled matters, 1-1. The game went into the recess level. Hearts of Oak took the lead for the first time in the game after skipper Fatawu Mohammed was set up from the corner, 2-1. Bechem United were not giving up, Hafiz Kankani made it 2-2 in the 75th minute, he finished off a good team move. The Phobians continued to push on and scored the winner in the 4th minute of time added on, Kofi Kordzi headed home to make it 3-2 and snatch all 3 points for the Phobians. A real manifestation of the club’s motto “Never say die”. Kofi Kordzi was named Nasco man of the match.
LIBERTY PROFESSIONALS 5-2 ADUANA STARS
Liberty Professionals were back playing at the Carl Reindorf Park, they welcomed table toppers Aduana Stars. Aduana Stars opened the scoring in the 10th minute, Yahaya Mohammed was on the scoresheet. Liberty responded in the 17th minute, Mubarak Alhassan scored to make it 1-1. Yahya Mohammed restored Aduana’s lead in the 25th minute, the goal was his 10th of the season, 2-1 in favor of Aduana Stars. Liberty Professionals were awarded a way back into the game in the 29th minute, Abraham Wayo was brought down in the box, penalty was awarded. Elvis Kyei Baffour stepped up and made it 2-2. The game went into the break level. Mubarak Alhassan was on target again the 55th minute, this time he gave his side the lead, 3-2. Abass Nuhu made it 4 in the 70th minute with what was his first touch of the game, 4-2. That wasn’t it, Elvis Kyei Baffour finished the game off in added time, 5-2. The referee whistled for the end of the game, 5-2 in Liberty’s favor. Liberty Professionals recorded their first victory at home, whiles Aduana suffer 2 consecutive away defeats. Mubarak Alhassan was named man of the match.
MEDEAMA 1-2 ELMINA SHARKS
Medeama for the first time this season dropped points at home. The home side took the lead in the opening minutes of the game, courtesy Prince Opoku Agyemang, he struck a beautiful freekick to give his side the lead. The lead was short lived, Alhaji Mustapha capitalized on a mistake by defender Rashid Alhassan to make it 1-1. The game after 90 minutes was still 1-1, referee added 12 minutes after numerous stoppages. Benjamin Boateng scored the winner for Elmina Sharks with what was virtually the last kick of the game. The game ended 2-1 in favor of Elmina Sharks and that brought an end to Medeama’s unbeaten run at the Akoon Park. Rashid Alhassan was named man of the match.
WAFA 0-0 DREAMS
Dreams picked their first point ever in Sogakope after holding WAFA to a scoreless draw. Richard Danso had a good chance to open the scoring for WAFA, but he failed to beat goalkeeper Godfred Amoah in post for Dreams. Konadu Yiadom also had the chance to open the scoring just before the break, but he failed to connect with the ball from close range. The game was scoreless at the interval. WAFA continued to push on for the opening goal, Godfred Amoah matched Augustine Boateng’s curler with a decent save in the 70th minute. 5 minutes later, Godfred Amoah produced another decent save to prevent Lawrence Agyekum’s effort from hitting the net, the game ended 0-0. WAFA winless in 4 at the Sogakope Stadium, a ground that used to be a daunting ground. WAFA’s Augustine Boakye was named man of the match.