Kotoko maintain six-point gap

13 years ago

Asante Kotoko have maintained their six-point lead at the top of the standings and still have two games in hand in the OneTouch Premier League.

The Porcupine Warriors were on hand to give themselves a real morale booster ahead of Sunday’s big one, the match against Accra Hearts of Oak when they finished off Tema Youth 2-0 at the Tema Park on Wednesday.

Two strikes from Kojo Poku claimed the spoils for the Reds as the former Olympic team striker got a goal apiece in each half of the game in the match-day-20 fixture.

However, Accra Hearts of Oak’s torrid run in the league continued as Real Tamale United claimed a point off the Phobians at the Ohene Djan Stadium in their 0-0 drawn game.

The Phobians have now slipped to 10th on the table ahead of the game against their bitterest rivals, Asante Kotoko at the Baba Yara Stadium.

But at the Carl Reindorff grounds in Dansoman, Liberty Professionals came back to life as they maintained their title chase with an important win against Wa All Stars.

The Dansoman-based team ended the impressive run by the Blues, beating the club from Wa 3-1.

All Stars captain, Amin Ismail gifted Liberty the opener when he inadvertently connected into his post before Yaw Antwi got the second goal.

Liberty played a greater part of the second half with ten men after goalkeeper Patrick Antwi was shown the red card for elbowing Issah Saliu in the face.

Despite their numerical disadvantage, Liberty got a third goal through Samuel Yeboah before substitute Bright Kukubor grabbed a consolation for All Stars in the closing stages.

Heart of Lions moved back to third on the table after beating Berekum Arsenals 4-2 at the Kpando Park.

Arsenals drew first blood in the 14th minute through Osei Bonsu before the home team responded with the equalizer coming from a spot kick converted by Dominic Adiyah.

Abraham Annan put Lions in the lead on the stroke of halftime. In the second half, Thomas Tuah scored the third goal for the home team as Francis Aggrey pulled one back for the Gunners.

Osei Banahene finished off the game for Lions when he scored the fourth for Lions in the 74th minute.

At the Baba Yara Stadium, King Faisal beat Real Sportive 3-1 to go fifth on the standings.

Goals from Eric Poku, Ben Wilson and Ebow Andoh claimed the three points for Faisal as Isaac Boakye got Sportive’s solitary goal.

Kessben FC handed relegation threatened, Zaytuna FC a 2-0 defeat at the Anane Boateng Stadium.

A Lamine Nasire goal from a spot kick and a second from Owusu Peprah ensured victory for the Kumasi side.

At the Swedru Park, Gamba All Blacks pipped AshantiGold by a lone goal, a first defeat suffered by new coach, Mohammed Gargo.

Wilson Andoh’s first half goal separated both sides as the Black Magicians strolled to victory.