Lions roar past Kotoko to the top

13 years ago

Champions, Asante Kotoko have surrendered their place at the top of the Glo Premier League table.

The struggles by the Porcupine Warriors continued on match-day-6 as debutants, Berekum Chelsea picked a point off the Champions at the Baba Yara Stadium in a game that ended 1-1.

Francis Coffie equalised for Kotoko from a spot kick after Chelsea had taken a second half lead through a Yaw Alexander goal.

The result sees Kotoko, who have claimed just a point from their last two matches drop two points off the pace as they settle for fifth place on the table.

And as the Champions failed to gain ground, Heart of Lions, however moved to the summit thanks to a single goal victory over bottom side, Sekondi Hasaacas at the Kpando Park.

Former Asante Kotoko midfielder, Anars Mohammed struck the match winner for Lions.

Tema Youth bounced back from their defeat to Liberty the last time to win 2-1 over Sporting Mirren at the Tema Park.

Ekow Benson’s brace was enough to put the game beyond the debutants who managed to pull a goal back through George Ankamah.

The Tema side now sits second on the standings.

Hearts of Oak boosted their title hopes with an impressive 2-0 win at the Ohene Djan Stadium in Accra against Gamba All Blacks.

The win sends the Phobians third on the standings as they stay level on points with the new leaders, Heart of Lions but trail by goals difference.

Goals from Obed Ansah and Samuel Affum secured the three points for Hearts over the Black Magicians.

Real Tamale United claimed another important win as they ended the unbeaten run of Wa All Stars at the Tamale Sports Stadium.

Despite an early penalty miss by Toufik Alolo, RTU went on to beat the Blues with Mohammed Fatau providing the match winner as the game ended 1-0.

Berekum Arsenals kept another clean sheet at home, stretching their unbeaten home run to 50 since the 2004 season as they won 1-0 over struggling AshantiGold.

Mutalabi Mohammed scored the winner as the Gunners claimed all the spoils at the Golden City Park.

Liberty Professionals picked a point at the Sekondi Sports Stadium where they drew 2-2 with Eleven Wise.

Wilfred Dormon and Eric Owusu scored for the home team but Mawuli Soglo and Yakubu Seidu hit the back of the net for Liberty to deny Wise the three points.

Kessben FC and King Faisal played out a goalless draw in their regional derby at the Anane Boateng Park.