GPL: Ashantigold go top, Dreams FC and Legon Cities secure first win
Ashantigold moved top of the Ghana Premier League with an impressive 2-1 win over Great Olympics in Accra.
With fans allowed to return to the stadium for the first time since the coronavirus outbreak, the teeming Dade fans were sent into delirium when star man Gladson Awako fired them in front inside 14 minutes, with a fabulous turn and finish from outside the box.
Ashantigold found the equalizer through Amos Addai on the stroke of half time, before Yaw Annor scored the winner just two minutes into the second half to see off a famous away win.
In Dawu, Precious Boah’s double gave Dreams FC a first win in 6 games after he scored twice late in the game to give Dreams a 2-0 win over Ebusua Dwarfs and only their second win of the season.
Before the game, Dreams announced Serbian Vladislav Viric as their new head coach in an attempt to turn their dwindling fortunes around and he wasted no time getting them back on track.
Berekum Chelsea, who also fired their head coach Hesse Odamtten, secured a narrow 1-0 win over visiting Inter Allies at the Berekum Golden City Park.
Paul Atta Agyei’s 12th-minute goal proved to be enough for Chelsea who secured a second win of the campaign.
Bechem United and King Faisal shared the spoils with Moro Salifu’s 45th minute opener being cancelled out by Kwame Peprah’s 48th-minute strike.
Bechem remain joint top of the table with 15 points while King Faisal remain rock bottom.
In Techiman, Eleven Wonders asserted their dominance over Karela United with a thumping 3-1 victory.
Mohammed Tetteh Nortey shot Ignatius Osei Fosu’s men in front in the 25th minute but Diawisie Taylor levelled for Karela in the 75th minute with his 6th goal in just 8 games this season.
However, two late goals from Nana Kobina Osoh and George Amponsah sealed the win for Wonders, who remain unbeaten in 3 games against Karela in the Premier League.
On Saturday, Medeama secured a first home win of the season when they beat Aduana Stars 2-1, while Legon Cities got their first win of the season on Friday night with a 1-0 result against WAFA.
Ten-man Elmina Sharks threw away yet another lead to draw 1-1 with Hearts of Oak at home on Sunday
Asante Kotoko’s game against Liberty Professionals was postponed as a result of the former’s involvement in Africa.
Match Week 8 Results
Legon Cities 1-0 WAFA
Medeama 2-1 Aduana
Eleven Wonders 3-1 Karela
Great Olympics 1-2 Ashantigold
Bechem United 1-1 King Faisal
Dreams 2-0 Ebusua Dwarfs
Berekum Chelsea 1-0 Inter Allies
Elmina Sharks 1 – 1 Hearts of Oak