FC Samartex humble Karela United to go top of Premier League

5 months ago

FC Samartex 1996 returned to the top of the Premier League table with a 3-0 win over Karela United on Sunday. The Sameraboi lads recovered from last Sunday’s 3-0 loss to Bibiani Gold Stars to pick their eight consecutive home win at Nana Nsenkyire Sports complex.

Emmanuel Mamah opened the scoring with a screamer in the 45th minute to give his side a 1-0 lead before the break. Seidu Dauda Yussif doubled the lead for Samartex in the 57th minute when he smashed home from distance for the second goal. Baba Hamadu Musa put the nail in the coffin in the 76th minute after getting on the end of a lovely cross from Francis Gyetuah to nod home.

The win sends FC Samartex back to the top of the League table – with 29 points -two points clear of second placed Aduana FC, Nsoatreman FC, and Berekum Chelsea who are all on 27 points.

Elsewhere at Nsoatre, Stephen Diyuo scored in the 54th minute to give Nsoatreman FC a 1-0 win over rivals Aduana FC at the Nana Kromansah Park. Coach Maxwell Konadu’s side had gone three games without a win following defeats to Accra Lions and Karela United as well as a goalless draw with Heart of Lions.

The win takes Nsoatreman FC to the third spot in the League standings – level on 27 points with Aduana FC and Berekum Chelsea and two points adrift of leaders FC Samartex 1996.

In Bechem, Augustine Okrah, Emmanuel Avornyor and Francis Acquah scored in either half as Bechem United smashed ten-man Nations FC 3-0 at Fosu Gyeabuor Park. The Hunters drew the first blood from a spot kick in the 16th minute mark through Augustine Okrah. Emmanuel Avornyo added the second goal in the 86th minute before Francis Acquah closed the game with the third goal inside 90 minutes to give Bechem United the points. Nations FC played with 10-men for over 25 minutes following a red card to Isaac Botcgway in the 72nd minute.

Meanwhile CAF Confederation Cup campaigners Dreams FC came from behind to pick a 1-1 draw against Accra Lions at the theatre of Dreams. The Still Believe lads who have four outstanding games in the League, returned home to play Accra Lions after beating Angolan side Academica de Lobito 4-0 on Wednesday. After a barren first half, Abass Samari scored the first goal for Accra Lions in the 47th minute before Abdul Aziz Issah equalized for Dreams FC inside 62 minutes

On Saturday, Berekum Chelsea and Bofoakwa Tano shared the spoils in a goalless draw at the Golden City Park. Meanwhile, two former champions Accra Great Olympics and Accra Hearts of Oak settled for a 0-0 draw at the Baba Yara Sports stadium Friday.