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Chelsea shock Asante Kotoko, Medeama stun Olympics, AshantiGold beat Sharks – GPL Match Day 30 Review

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Berekum Chelsea scored a last gasp goal to beat League leaders Asante Kotoko 1-0 at the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi.

Kelvin Obeng smashed home the match winner ten minutes from to give the Blues a well-deserved win against a familiar opponent.

After a barren first half Berekum Chelsea were reduced to ten men after Osei Wusu received the marching orders – given Asante Kotoko a numerical advantage in a very close contest.

Kelvin Obeng went round his marker before curling the ball past Danlad Ibrahim into the back of the net with 10 minutes of time remaining.

The defeat means Asante Kotoko need to wait a little longer in the battle for the Ghana Premier League title after Medeama SC cut their lead to six points with five games in hand.

Asante Kotoko sit at the top of the Premier League standings with 56 points – 6 points ahead of Medeama SC who are on 50 points following their come from behind win against Great Olympics on Saturday.


 In other matches: 

AshantiGold SC scored in either half to overcome bottom placed Elmina Sharks 3-1 at the Nduom Stadium on Sunday. The Miners opened the scoring in the 15th minute through Derrick Atta Afriyie but Sharks responded four minutes later as Michelle Sarpong drew them level.

Back from recess, Ali Mohammed increased the tally for the Obuasi lads in the 70th minute before Yaw Annor put the nail in the coffin in the 74th minute to extend his goal tally to 17 after 29 League matches.

Bechem United could not reclaim the second spot after playing out a 0-0 draw with Legon Cities at the Fosu Gyeabuor Park on Sunday.

The Hunters needed the points to overtake Medeama who moved second after beating Great Olympics 2-1 on Saturday. But after a flurry of attacks from both ends – thy failed to take their chances as the game ended goalless at Bechem.

Dreams FC and WAFA shared the spoils at the theatre of Dreams in a 1-1 draw that extended Dreams FC's winless run to 11 matches in the League.

Kwabena Gogoe gave Dreams FC the lead after connecting a cross from the left side. But WAFA drew level moments later through Justus Torsutsey.

Bibiani Gold Stars edged past Real Tamale United 2-0 at DUN’s to continue their dominance at home. The away side put up a spitited display to hold their host but Gold Stars shock off that challenged as they put two past the Northern giants.

The Miners scored in succession to down Real Tamale United at home. Prince Opoku Agyemang broke the deadlock in the 72nd minute before Emmanuel Appau found the back of the net two minutes later.

King Faisal snatched a point from the jaws of Karela United as they came from behind to draw 1-1 at the Crosby Awuah Park at Aiyinase.

Karela United captain Umar Bashiru drew first blood in the 43rd minute after a closely contested affair in the first half. King Faisal improved tremendously in the second half and found the equalizer through Samuel Kusi inside 59 minutes.

Elsewhere in Accra – Accra Lions were held 0-0 by two-time champions Aduana FC at the Accra Sports stadium on Sunday.

Earlier on Saturday – Medeama SC came from behind to beat Great Olympics 2-1 at the Accra Sports stadium. Maxwell Abbey Quaye netted first for Great Olympics inside 18 minutes but Vincent Atinga cancelled the lead after connecting from the spot in the 35th minute.

The home side created more decent chances in search of the winner but it was Medeama SC who has the last laugh as Godfred Kwadwo Asamoah smashed home a sensatiomal volley in the 70th minute to give his side the three points.