Kotoko closes in on title

13 years ago

Asante Kotoko have now opened an 11-point gap at the top of the OneTouch Premier League standings and are now closing in on the title with five games remaining.

The Porcupine Warriors beat AshantiGold 2-0 at the Baba Yara Stadium on Sunday to increase their point build up after second-placed, Heart of Lions settled for a point at home.

Sunday’s round of matches produced some interesting results as bottom-placed; Accra Great Olympics picked their fourth win of the league season from 25 matches.

Asante Kotoko’s win over the Miners, who finished the game with ten players after Owusu Sefa was sent off, was assisted by an own goal as under pressure defender, David Ankamah put the ball into his post to hand the Reds a first half lead.

Then in the second Francis Akwaffo put the game beyond the Miners when he scored the second goal for the home team.

At the Kpando Park, Liberty Professionals saw a 15th minute goal scored by Latif Salifu cancelled out in the second by Suleman Abubakar to deny the Dansoman-based team the opportunity to regain the second spot.

Israeli coach, Eyal Lachman bid goodbye to the premier league and his employers, Accra Heart of Oak as he ended his troubled tenure in charge of the Phobians with a win at the Ohene Djan Stadium.

Goals from Rafael Obeng and Ekow Ghansah helped the Phobians to a 2-0 win over Kessben FC bringing to an end Eyal Lachman’s three-month working stint.

Great Olympics produced a wonderful result at the El-Wak Stadium in Accra with a 1-0 victory over Zaytuna FC.

Paa Joe Kumah came off the bench to win the match for the Wonder Boys who are rooted bottom and would now seek to avoid the drop with five games to go.

Tema Youth continued to push their way out of the bottom ranks after beating Gamba All Blacks 2-0 at the Tema Park.

Nana Eshun and Edward Affum were the goal scorers for the Tema side who now occupy the 11th position.

Berekum Arsenals maintained their unbeaten home run at the Golden City Park in two seasons now with an important 2-1 win over King Faisal.

Bright Nsiah and Stephen Amankwah scored to put the Gunners in the lead before Sadat Kalilu pulled one back for the away side.

Real Tamale United and fifteenth placed, Sekondi Hasaacas shared honours at the Tamale Sports Stadium in a game which was tied 1-1.

Kadri Imoro put the home team in the lead but David Anars continued his scoring run when he pulled the equalizer for Hasaacas.

There was another drawn result at the Wa Park where Real Sportive forced a goalless draw off All Stars.