Olympics thrash Legon Cities, last-gasp Clottey’s strike deny Kotoko 3 points, Dreams leave it late against Medeama: Gameweek 2 Review

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Gameweek 2 presented us with yet another set of enthralling fixtures. Eight games have so far been played across eight match centers, with a game left to be played (Hearts of Oak vs AshantiGold).

19 goals have so far been scored in this gameweek. We take a look at how things unfolded in the 8 games:


The first half of the game was completely dominated by Eleven Wonders who missed a number of chances before breaking the deadlock from the spot in the 31st minute through Tetteh Nortey. Dwarfs were reduced to 10 men in the 73rd minute, Prince Kpodo was giving the marching off orders for a reckless foul on the opponent. Prince Okraku came from the bench to score yet again, he controlled a good pass from Ollenu Ashitey in additional time and calmly beat goalkeeper Razak Issah. The game ended 2-0. Ibrahim Salifu was adjudged man of the match for the second time this season.


Great Olympics started the game the better side and went close to breaking the deadlock in the 10th minute, Gladson Awako’s effort struck the post. Olympics continued to dominate the game and took a deserving lead in the dying embers of the first half through a Gladson Awako freekick. Legon Cities came into the second half pushing men forward and hoping to grab the equalizing goal, but they were left exposed at the back as they gave away a penalty in the 53rd minute, Maxwell Quaye stepped up and converted the resulting penalty kick. Samuel Quaye scored in the 83rd minute to hit the final nail in the coffin. The game ended 3-0, Gladson Awako was named man of the match.


Bechem United recorded their first win of the season as they defeated WAFA 1-0 at the Nana Gyeabour park. Star man Hafiz Konkoni scored the goal in the 25th minute, he finished off a good pass from Steven Owusu Kaakyire. Bechem United’s Moro Salifu was named man of the match.


A late free kick from Emmanuel Clottey denied Asante Kotoko their first win of the season. The Porcupine Warriors took the lead in 18th minute through Kwame Opoku from close range, the center forward was assisted by striking partner Ibrahim Osman. Both sides before the break came close to scoring, Kwame Opoku and Hamza Gonji were presented with those opportunities. Berekum pushed Kotoko to the wall for most parts of the second half. The pressure finally paid of in additional time, Emmanuel Clottey powered a beautiful free kick past the helpless Kwame Baah. The game ended 1-1, Kotoko’s Habib Mohammed scooped the man of the match award.


Dreams Fc defeated Medeama 2-1 at the Theatre of Dreams, Dawu. New signee Joseph Esso opened the scoring for Dreams in the 14th minute. Medeama pulled parity in the 72nd minute, Godfred Kwadwo Asamoah came from the bench to score the goal. It looked like the game was going to end in a stalemate, but Dreams were awarded a penalty in the dying embers of the game, Issah Ibrahim stepped up and converted the penalty to hand his side all 3 points.


The fearsome Sharks took the lead in the 30th minute, Benjamin Tweneboah beat his marker and calmly slotted the ball past the goalkeeper. Liberty were handed a way back into the game from the spot in the 59th minute, Dennis Appiah was shown the red for committing the penalty, George Ansong’s penalty kick was saved by Lord Martey Bawa. Liberty Professionals pressed on and finally grabbed the equalizing goal in the dying minutes of the game, Kwaku Karikari the scorer of the goal. The game finished 1-1, Benjamin Tweneboah was named man of the match.


Karela United after playing away from the Crosby Awuah Memorial park throughout the truncated premier league due to the renovation of the ground found themselves back home and made the occasion a great one. The Passioners defeated Inter Allies 1-0, Diawisie Taylor scored the goal from the spot in the 70th minute. Shaibu Iddrisu was adjudged man of the match.


King Faisal welcomed Aduana Stars to their adopted home ground, Ohene Ameyaw park. Aduana went ahead in the 43rd minute through Yahaya Mohammed. The Ogya boys were reduced to 10 men in the 66th minute, Isaac Kwain was sent off. King Faisal pulled parity in the 73rd minute, Frimpong Boateng scored with a powerful shot from outside the box. The game ended 1-1, Aduana’s shot stopper Joseph Addo was named NASCO man of the match.


Eleven Wonders 2-0 Ebusua Dwarfs

Great Olympics 3-0 Legon Cities

Bechem United 1-0 WAFA

Berekum Chelsea 1-1 Asante Kotoko

Dreams 2-1 Medeama

Elmina Sharks 1-1 Liberty Professionals

Karela United 1-1 Inter Allies

King Faisal 1-1 Aduana Stars

Hearts of Oak vs AshantiGold (To be played on Tuesday)

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