Premiership round-up

15 years ago

The first round of the 2006/07 premiership season was brought to end over the weekend for fourteen clubs as two other teams clear their outstanding game on the last day of the year.

Match-day-15 produced two drawn games with six wins across the country side with Accra Hearts of Oak being the biggest winners on Christmas eve after they beat archrivals, Asante Kotoko.

However, Power FC could not leave the bottom of the table as they still prop the sixteen-club table.

The Phobians with a game in hand managed to reduce Kotoko's four-point gap to one ahead of their outstanding game with Tema Youth on Sunday.

Accra Great Olympics and Tema Youth kicked off the weekend’s last round of matches on Saturday at the Ho sports stadium where the game ended goalless.

But on day, the script was re-written at the Robert Mensah stadium as the biggest game on the premiership’s calendar ended in favour of Hearts of Oak.

With less than eight minutes to end the clash between the country’s two biggest rivals, substitute, Stanley Afedzie handed the Phobians a big Christmas present as he tapped the ball into an empty post to win the day for Hearts of Oak.

Asante Kotoko who entered the game with a four-point gap have seen their lead at the top of the standings cut to just one as the Phobians still have a game in hand.

In Gyandu, Sekondi Hasaacas lived up to their pre-match hype of beating AshantiGold as the Giants of the West recorded a 3-2 win over Miners at the Gyandu park on the final day of the premiership’s first round.

Two goals within a ten-minute spell from the boots of Samuel Inkoom and Frederick Quayeson put the home side in the driving seat.

The second half saw the Miners lift their game and pulled one back after a Hasaacas defender, Eric Owusu had conceded an own goal to make the scoreline 2-1

But Hasaacas shot ahead again through Isaac Donkor before Alex Asamoah got a late consolation for the Miners and thus increase his tally to eight goals on the goal chart.

Bofoakwa Tano failed to pick the maximum points from the Sunyani Coronation park where they drew 1-1 with Heart of Lions on match-day-15.

The home side made sure playing before a sizeable home crowd counted and shot into the lead in the 25th minute when David Sarkodie beat Samuel Ahorlu in post for Lions.

But the second half produced something different as Iddrisu Mohammed levelled up for Lions.

At the Ho sports stadium, Power FC saved the best for the last as they recorded their second home win and incidentally their second in the premiership on the final day of the first round of the league beating Gamba All Blacks 1-0.

All Blacks had the better of the early minute exchanges and would rue a 23rd minute opportunity that was missed by Razak Salifu.

However, Power FC in the 33rd minute hit the back of the net through burly striker, Kwabena Yaro and they held onto first half goal to win the game 1-0.

A 51st minute strike by Richard Kissi was enough for Liberty Professionals as they stopped Berekum Arsenals from blazing their guns at the Carl Reindorff park where they won the game 1-0.

In Tamale, Real Tamale United recorded their second win of the season and that happened to be at home where the beat King Faisal 2-1.

King Faisal drew first blood in the 15th minute as Kweku Essien scored the opener to silence the partisan Kaladan park.

However, Alhassan Weah in the 41st minute equalized for RTU from a spot kick after he was fouled in the box for a penalty.

In the second half, Weah was again fouled in the box for another penalty awarded the home side.

He again converted the spot kick to win the day 2-1 for Real Tamale United.

Feyenoord Academy came from a goal down to beat Real Sportive 2-1 at the Swedru Park on the last day of the first round.

Nuhu Fuseini put Real Sportive in the lead after thirty-seven minutes of play.

Eight minute later, Feyenoord captain, Michael Akuffo levelled up from a freekick which he curled past James Nanor in post for Sportive to end the first half 1-1.

In the second half, Domini Adiyah handed Feyenoord the winner in the 77th minute.