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GPL Wrap-Up: FC Samartex 1996 clinch historic Premier League title, race for survival intensifies

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FC Samartex secured their first ever Ghana Premier League title after a 1-0 win over Bibiani GoldStars FC at home while Great Olympics beat Asante Kotoko as the race for survival intensifies.

Asante Kotoko 0-1 Accra Great Olympics: Dr Kwame Kyei Complex, Kumasi 

Accra Great Olympics recorded a vital 1-0 win at Asante Kotoko to enhance their Ghana Premier League survival prospect on matchday-32 on Sunday.

Raymond Oko Grippman's 44th minute strike delivered the important win for the visitors at the Dr. Kwame Kyei Sports Complex.

Olympics, 16th on the league table with 39 points, will move above their city rivals Hearts of Oak,  if they beat Dreams FC in an outstanding match on Wednesday June 5, 2024.

The Premier League is heading to a photo-finish with as many as six teams heavily involved in the relegation dog-fight.

Kotoko lie 10th with 43 points and will need at least one win from the remaining two matches to safeguard their safety in the Ghanaian top-flight.

Medeama SC 0-1 Heart of Lions: Akoon Community park, Tarkwa 

Ebenezer Abban scored an injury-time penalty to hand Heart of Lions an important 1-0 win at Medeama SC on Sunday.

Abban stepped up to make amends after he missed an earlier penalty in the 89th minute at the Akoon Community park.

The visitors have jumped to 13th on the league table with 41 points - a big result that could prove crucial in the battle to avoid relegation.

The result means Medeama SC have lost out in the title race with the Premier League crown heading to FC Samartex 1996.

The Mauve and Yellow are tied on same points with Aduana FC in third position.

Nsoatreman 1-1 Accra Lions: Nana Konamansah park, Nsoatre 

Nsoatreman FC and Accra Lions shared the spoils in an entertaining 1-1 draw at the  Nana Konamansah park on Sunday.

Collins Kofi Kudjoe scored first for the home side as early as the 6th minute before Bernard Kesse pulled parity in the 25th minute.

Accra Lions are 5th on the table with 48 points while Nsoatreman FC lie 8th on the table with 46 points.

Berekum Chelsea 2-0 Real Tamale United (RTU): Golden City park, Berekum

Berekum Chelsea striker Stephen Amankona is now the leading scorer in the 2023-24 Ghana Premier League after he scored in their 2-0 win over Real Tamale United (RTU).

Amankona, who has now scored 16 goals, sealed victory for the Blues in the 45th minute with a beautiful strike.

Kusi Pandrous opened the scoring for Chelsea in the 21st minute before Amankona put the game beyond the basement club.

Berekum Chelsea have secured their top-flight status and lie 7th with 47 points while rock-bottom Real Tamale United have amassed just 31 points.

Dreams FC 1-0 Karela United: Theatre of Dreams, Dawu

Youngster Abdul Aziz Issah scored the only goal of the match as Dreams FC beat Karela United 1-0 at home on Sunday.

Issah, the joint-top scorer in the 2023-24 CAF Confederation Cup, scored the decisive goal on the stroke of the end of the  first half at the Theatre of Dreams in Dawu.

Dreams, who have two outstanding matches to clear, lie 14th with 41 points from 30 matches while United drop to 15th on the table with 40 points.

FC Samartex 1-0 Bibiani GoldStars FC: Nsenkyire Sports Arena, Sambreboi

FC Samartex 1996 have secured a historic Ghana Premier League title after beating Bibiani GoldStars FC 1-0 at home on Sunday.

Emmanuel Mammah's first half strike has delivered the Premier League crown for the Samreboi-based side.

The Nsenkyire Stadium has been thrown into spontaneous jubilation with celebration expected to go deep into the night.

Samartex knew they had to avoid defeat to win the title, after second-placed Aduana FC lost at Bechem United on Saturday.

Now dethroned champions Medeama also missed out after losing 1-0 at home to Heart of Lions to help Samartex secure the Premier League crown in style.

The Timber giants have opened a nine point lead at the top of the table with just two matches to end the season.