The Premier League is back again after a long break, we take a look at how things unfolded in gameweek 1 from each of the 9 games.
HEARTS 0-1 BEREKUM CHELSEA
Accra Hearts of Oak’s hope of winning the league trophy for the first time in ten years started on a poor note. The Phobians lost by one goal to nil to Berekum Chelsea through an individual brilliance from winger Jonah Attuquaye. He cut in from the left side and curled in a brilliant short pass goalkeeper Richmond Ayi. Jonah Attuquaye was awarded man of the match for his brilliant performance. Hearts of Oak will hope to bounce back when they face Medeama at the Akoon Park in Tarkwa.
ADUANA STARS 4-0 INTER ALLIES
Aduana stars run riot in Dormaa against Inter Allies. It took Yahya Mohammed just 13 minutes to open the scoring for the Dormaa side. 5 minutes later, he added another to make it 2 for himself and 2 for his side. The experienced Striker completed his hat-trick in the 72nd minute, which becomes his first hat-trick and the first hat-trick to be scored by any player in the league. Justice Anane scored the 4th to finish Inter Allies off. Aduana Stars with the impressive performance go top of the league table with goal difference as they aim to retain their title. Yahya Mohammed was awarded man of the match for his impressive performance.
ASANTE KOTOKO 1-0 ELEVEN WONDERS
Kumasi Asante Kotoko started their league season with a 1-0 victory at home to Techiman side Eleven wonders. The prerogative of scoring the first premier league goal of the season fell to Kumasi Asante Kotoko’s midfielder Justice Blay, it took him just 3 minutes to do that, his goal was the only goal of the game.
ASHANTI GOLD 3-0 GREAT OLYMPICS
Great Olympics return to the elite league didn’t start off well. They lost 3-0 to Ashanti Gold. Birthday boy Yussif Mubarak opened the scoring in the 17th minute. Amos Addai made it 2-0 in the 38th minutes when he finished a good pass from Mark Agyekum. Star man Shafiu Mumuni scored from the spot in the 67th minute to seal the victory for the Miners. Olympics will hope to make amends when they face Aduana Stars in Accra next week.
BECHEM UNITED 2-0 ELMINA SHARKS
Elmina Sharks Suraj Ibrahim was sent off in the 37th minute for a second bookable offense. Bechem United took chance of the one man advantage as they opened the scoring through Kwadwo Asamoah with few minutes left to the break. Elmina sharks couldn’t keep up after the break as Prince Adu Kwabena scored the second to finish Sharks off.
DREAMS FC 4-1 KING FAISAL
It was fireworks in Dawu as Dreams FC demolished Alhaji Grusah’s King Faisal by 4-1. Emmanuel Ocran scored in the 41st minute to open the scoring, he doubled his tally on the day with just 8 minutes into the second half. Ibrahim Issah made it 3 in the 55th minute. King Faisal thought they could have their way back into the game when Masawud Abdullah deflected a shot into his own net. That wasn’t the end of proceedings in Dawu, Dantani Amadu came from the bench to seal things off for Dreams FC. Emmanuel Ocran was awarded man of the match for his amazing performance.
EBUSUA DWARFS 1-3 MEDEAMA
Tarkwa based side Medeama were 3-1 winners away from home. After a goalless draw first half, Ebenezer Ackahbi opened the scoring for Medeama after he rounded the goalkeeper to slot the ball into an empty net. Prince Opoku Agyemang scored the second to make it 2-0 for Medeama. Dwarfs pulled 1 back from the spot through Albert Gaisse. Kofi Bentil scored the 3rd to make it 3-1 to Medeama. Isaac Agyenim Boateng provided all three assists for Medeama. Philip Osei was adjudged man of the match.
KARELA 0-1 WAFA
Karela lost at home by 1-0 to Sogakope side Wafa. Forson Amankwah scored the only goal of the game in the 60th minute. Goalkeeper Ferdinand Sabi Acquah was named man of the match for keeping Karela at bay for the whole 90 minutes.
LIBERTY PROFESSIONALS 2-2 LEGON CITIES
Legon Cities FC scored the first goal of the game in the 25th minute through Sadick Sule. Legon Cities FC in the 70th minute doubled their lead through skipper Jeffrey Degorl after an howler from goalkeeper Kofi Baah. Trickster Elvis Kyei-Baffour scored 8 minutes later to reduce the deficit and give Liberty a chance of fighting back. That wasn’t the end of proceedings in Dansoman, Captain Michael Ampadu scored with just a minute of normal time left to play with a thunderbolt strike. The game ended 2-2.
Gameweek 2 matches comes off next weekend, 3rd-5th Jan, 2020.