Asante Kotoko maintains winning run, Legon Cities fall at Bibiani, Great Olympics stop King Faisal – Premier League Review
Asante Kotoko continued their winning run in the Ghana Premier League as they beat Medeama SC 1-0 at the Baba Yara Sports stadium on Sunday.
George Mfegue Omgba scored in the 79th minute to ensure Kotoko secured all the three points to extend their unbeaten run to six games. Mfegue who was on hand for a brace missed from the spot after Richmond Lamptey was fouled in the box.
Vincent Atinga and Kwasi Donsu came very close to hitting the back of the net for the visitors but Kotoko goalkeeper Danlad Ibrahim pulled two brilliant saves to deny them.
Asante Kotoko finally broke the deadlock 11 minutes from time through George Mfegue who beat Medeama SC goalkeeper Boris Mandjui. Mfegue drove into the box and then unleashed a powerful low strike into the far right corner to send the crowed into a wild jubilation.
Boris later saved Mfegue’s penalty to cap off an outstanding individual display that merited the Man of the Match award.
Asante Kotoko have stretched their lead at the top of the table to 30 points – six points ahead of second placed Aduana FC who play Dreams FC on Monday.
Medeama drops to the fifth spot with 23 points after 14 Premier League matches.
Elsewhere in Accra – Great Olympics won their first match in 2022 after beating King Faisal 2-1 at the Accra Sports stadium on Sunday. The Dade Boys went into the game hoping to turn around their season after going four games without a win with as their last Premier League win dates back to December 26, 2021.
Solomon Adomako opened the scoring for Olympics in the 29th minute but Zubairu Ibrahim cancelled that lead six minutes after the break to get King Faisal level.
Ebenezer Sekyere then poked home from close range inside 79 minutes to give Great Olympics a well-deserved victory at the Accra Stadium.
Bibiani Gold Stars returned to winning ways after clinching a 2-1 win against Legon Cities at the DUN’S Park.
Osman Amadu shot Legon Cities into the lead minutes before the half time whistle but Gold Stars scored two goals within seven minutes to win yet another home match. Emmanuel Appau levelled things up for the home side before Francis Addo Neur nipped in an own goal in the 77th minute to give Bibiani Gold Stars a 2-1 victory.
Mohammed Tetteh Nortey scored a 66th minute penalty as Techiman Eleven Wonders beat Real Tamale United 1-0 at the Ohene Ameyaw Park. After a barren first half, the match was heading to a draw until Wonders won a penalty which was expertly converted by Tetteh Nortey to give them a crucial home win that could prove vital to their survival hopes.
The Fosu Gyeabuor Park witnessed the end of Bechem United’s winning home run brought to halt by WAFA in a 0-0 stalemate bringing to an end a six match winning run held by the Hunters.
Bechem United had earlier beaten Medeama SC, Elmina Sharks, Dreams FC, Eleven Wonders, King Faisal and Real Tamale United before the Academy Boys visited and the Sogakope lads prevailed by picking a vital away point.
Elmina Sharks were once again left disappointed as they were held 0-0 by Berekum Chelsea at the Nduom stadium.
Humin Mohammed Dafie scored in added time as Karela United defeated Accra Hearts of Oak 1-0 at the CAM Park at Ayinase. The game was heading to a draw until Dafie nicked in the match winner in the 94th minute to condemn the Champions to another defeat on the road.
Earlier on Saturday, Yaw Annor gave AshantiGold all the spoils as the Miners beat Accra Lions 1-0 at the Accra Sports stadium.