Olympics losing survival battle

13 years ago

Asante Kotoko have now gone nine points clear at the summit of the OneTouch Premier League after claiming their 15th win of the season.

The Porcupine Warriors beat local rivals, Kessben FC 2-0 at the Baba Yara Stadium on match-day-21 and still have a game to spare.

Kojo Poku, who ensured that Kotoko claimed all the spoils, scored both goals, one apiece in each half of the game.

In Kpando, a 2-1 win by Heart of Lions over Gamba All Blacks has seen the Kpando-based side regain second position.

Senior national team striker, Osei Banahene and Dominic Adiyah grabbed the goals for the Lions, who finished the game with ten men after Daniel Acquaye was sent off in the second half while Paul Appiah got a consolation for the Black Magicians.

Liberty Professionals counted their losses in the title chase after going down 3-1 to Zaytuna FC at the El-Wak Stadium in Accra.

Nicholas Coffie bagged in a double for Zaytuna before Samuel Yeboah pulled one back for Liberty in the second half.

However, Zaytuna scored their third goal with 14 minute to end the game when Frank Boateng’s free kick deflected off the body of a Liberty player into the post. The result sees Liberty drop to third on the table.

After an impressive performance over the weekend, Berekum Arsenals proved too strong an opposition for Accra Hearts of Oak.

The Gunners fired two goals past the Phobians at the Golden City Park with Osei Bonsu the hero of the day after he scored both goals for the home team.

Real Tamale United smarting themselves from their heaviest home defeat over the weekend could only settle for a point against Tema Youth at the Tamale Sports Stadium as their encounter ended 2-2.

Alhassan Weah put the home in the lead but Nana Eshun cancelled it out for Tema Youth to end the first half 1-1.

The Tema-based team rather jumped into the lead through Nana Eshun before Abdul Salam Alhassan drew level for RTU four minutes later.

Wa All Stars continued with their impressive home run after the Blues beat King Faisal 1-0 at the Wa Park.

New signing, Daniel Bomfah scored the winner for the Blues in the second half.

At the Tema Park, Real Sportive came up tops in the seven-goal thriller as they beat strugglers, Sekondi Hasaacas 4-3.

And at the Ohene Djan Stadium, the terrible season of the Wonder Boys, Accra Great Olympics continued yet again as AshantiGold handed them a 3-0 defeat.

Great Olympics, last from bottom failed to march the quality of the Miners who scored through Emmanuel Adjetey, Owusu Sefa and Alex Asamoah.

The battle for survival looks pretty difficult for the Accra side who returned to the elite competition just last season after they had been relegated.