Premiership as it happened

14 years ago

The opening round of matches in the Onetouch premier league produced enough goals with six wins on the road and two drawn games.

New entrants, Kessben FC made a rare start to the season after beating Sekondi Hasaacas 2-0 at the Anane Boateng Stadium.

Kessben, making their premier debut opened their new grounds to the season but struggled to score the opener as a James Boadu goal was disallowed for an offside.

Both sides pushed for the opener but failed to find the back of the net to end the first half goalless.

The second period saw the home team dominate possession and in an attempt to find the lead had a penalty from which defender; Daniel Addo converted to give them a 1-0 lead.

Hasaacas picked up the pieces and tried to find the equaliser but James Boadu was hand to put the game beyond their recovery when he nodded in to make 2-0.

At the Golden City Park, Wa All Stars, playing again in the elite division after 16 years picked up a point against Berekum Arsenals after forcing a goalless draw.

Zaytuna FC’s debut game at the Kaladan Park ended in defeat as Real Tamale beat the Accra-based side a 2-1.

Peter Yakubu put the home team ahead in the 13th minute, a goal that separated both sides till the end of the first half.

In the second half, Alhassan Weah made it 2-0 in the 47th minute but Zaytuna got back into the game too late when Eric Amoako Agyemang handed his side a consolation on, scoring on the stroke on regulation time to make 2-1.

Liberty Professionals sounded their title intentions very clear after thrashing King Faisal 4-0 at the Carl Reindorf Park.

Yaw Antwi started the rout in the 7th minute when he scored the opener before Samuel Ayew Yeboah made it 2-0 before halftime scoring in the 36th minute.

Back from recess, Samuel Ayew Yeboah struck his second on the afternoon while Kwadwo Asamoah utilised a miscued back pass to score the fourth goal to send the home top the standings.

At the Coronation Park, three first half strikes were enough to hand Asante Kotoko all three points as the Porcupine Warriors beat Gamba All Blacks 3-0.

Kotoko scored the first goal in the 4th minute through Nii Adjei in the first half while Eric Bekoe and Harrison Afful go the other two goals in the second period of the game.

In Cape Coast, Tema Youth started off the season just like they did the last time when they defeated AshantiGold 2-0 at the Robert Mensah stadium.

A goal apiece in each half by Ekow Benson and Edward Affum were enough to hand them victory over the Miners.

Heart of Lions roared as coach Francis Oti Akenteng kicked off his reign with a 2-0 win over Real Sportive.

The Lions had to wait until the 42nd minute when Obed Ansah scored the opener before Abraham Annan in the second half made it 2-0.

However, the topliner of the week, the Accra derby ended in a goalless draw as Accra Hearts of Oak and Accra Great Olympics shared the spoils at the El-Wak stadium.