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Match Report: Berekum Chelsea return to winning ways with victory over Legon Cities

6 months ago
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Berekum Chelsea returned to winning ways when they recorded a 2:0 win over Legon Cities at the Golden City Park in Berekum on Wednesday 

Kofi Owusu and Stephen Amankonah scored for the blues in week 14 of the Ghana Premier League, pushing Chelsea to 3rd on the log with 26points.

The game, which got off with lots of physical exchanges, saw Ebenezer Nii Addy picking the first yellow card in the 28th minute while Fadili Yussif and Stephen Tetteh Ayiku also going into the Referees book in the 37th and 62nd minutes respectively, for Legon Cities.

A penalty call in the first quarter of the game was waved off by referee Eric Owusu Prempah when Richard Kissi Boateng was brought down by goalkeeper Komla Selorm Winifred Honu to the displeasure of the home bench and fans.

Chelsea, however, started the second half more inspired resulting in their lead striker, Kofi Owusu breaking the deadlock in the 47th minute with his first goal. 15 minutes later.

Stephen Amankonah also registered his name on the score sheet after been brought down and calmly converted the resultant penalty.

All efforts by the visitors to at least get a goal proved futile as Chelsea remained resolute in defense resulting in left-back, Benjamin Abaidoo going home with the Nasco Man of the match award.

Head coach for Legon Cities, Goran Barjaktarevic was impressed with the team morale and the determination to change the result in their favor though unfortunate they could not utilize the few chances that came their way. "It is very nice to see that they didn't give up until the last minute".

Joseph Asare Bediako, Assistant coach of Chelsea said, unlike the first half, they opened the defense of Cities by exploiting from the wings. he said, "if you use the wings, you stretch the defense, and you can penetrate. That gave us the two goals".

Chelsea will again play at home in week 15 against Wafa while Legon Cities welcomes Medeama at home.