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Asante Kotoko suffer home defeat to Legon Cities, Chelsea pip Aduana, Hearts stop Accra Lions – GPL Preview

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Legon Cities produced an exhilarating display on Sunday to overcome leaders Asante Kotoko 3-1 to condemn them to their second home defeat of the season.

The Match Day 26 defeat becomes Asante Kotoko’s second defeat on the row within a space of 7 days following a 2-1 loss to Real Tamale United last weekend.

Coach Maxwell Konadu side took an early lead as they scored from the spot in the 17th minute through Michel Otu. The Referee pointed to the spot after Christopher Nettey brought down Jonah Attuquaye in the penalty box.

The Royals increased the tally 10 minutes later when Hans Kwofie smashed home the second goal from a great team effort. Midfielder Mudasiru Salifu gave Asante Kotoko a glimmer of hope after scoring on the stroke of half time to reduce the deficit but that wasn’t enough as Legon Cities fired from all cylinders in the second half to snatch a famous victory against the Porcupine Warriors.

Back from recess, Legon Cities restored their two goal lead as they scored in the 47th minute through Hans Kwofie to make it 3-1. Jonah Attuquaye brilliantly went through a forest of legs before laying a delicious pass which was expertly converted by Kwofie for the third goal – his second of the day.

Asante Kotoko still lead the table with 52 points - eight-points richer than second placed Bechem United who play Karela United on Monday.

The win has taken Maxwell Konadu’s side to an appreciable 8th place in the League standings after 26 matches.

Elsewhere:

At the theatre of Dreams at Dawu – Dreams FC threw away an early lead as King Faisal came from behind to draw 1-1 – bringing to an end an eight game losing streak. Samuel Atta Kusi produced a fine finish just before the half timer whistle to cancel Issah Yakubu’s opener.

David Abagna returned to the starting line-up of Real Tamale United as he led them to a pulsating 1-1 away draw against Elmina Sharks at the Nduom Sports complex.

The winger who earned a call up to the Black Stars for the Africa Cup of Nations Cameroon 2021 was ruled out for several months after injuring his toe during the tournament. Victor Oduro gave Real Tamale United an early lead but it lasted for only 9 minutes as Isaac Donkor replied with an absolute stunner in the 14th minute.

Techiman Eleven Wonders suffered yet another defeat on the road following a 1-0 loss to Bibiani Gold Stars at DUN’S Park. Former Medeama SC top marksman Prince Opoku Agyemang converted from the spot in the 67th minute to give the home side all the spoils in a very close contest.

In Berekum- Chelsea dug deep to register a narrow win against regional rivals Aduana FC at the Golden City Park. Kelvin Obeng scored in the 67th minute to give the Blues a 1-0 win over the two-time Champions.

Medeama SC cruised to a 1-0 win at Akoon Park in Tarkwa courtesy of a Vincent Atinga penalty in the 66th minute.

Earlier on Friday Champions Accra Hearts of Oak strolled to a 3-0 win against Accra Lions at the Accra Sports stadium. Former Black Satellites captain Daniel Afriyie Barnieh scored a brace for Hearts of Oak, with substitute Isaac Agyenim Boateng netting the other goal to ensure an emphatic victory for the Phobians.

Accra Great Olympics lost by a goal to nil to AshantiGold on Saturday. Yaw Annor scored the only goal of the match in the 68th minute as the miners held on to secure the win in Accra.

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