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ghana premier league scores roundup

  • The 2015/16 Ghana Premier League season will kick –off on Saturday and Sunday 20th and 21st February, 2016 at match venues across the country.

  •  Match Day 2 of the Ghana Premier League kicked off this past Friday at the Len Clay stadium with New Edubiase FC righting their PL season with a lone goal victory over visiting PL returnee side Ebusua Dwarfs who have now gone 0 and 2 in their first 2 PL games of the campaign.

  • With the much anticipated reverse ‘Super Clash’ between the Phobians and the Porcupine Warriors coming up this weekend, PL title hopefuls – Accra Hearts of Oak – consolidated their position at the summit with a hard fought lone goal win over visiting B. Chelsea in midweek action to go 5points clear of rivals Asante Kotoko, and dethroned PL leaders - Wa All Stars – maintained their home invincibility with a solid 2-0 win over the visiting Techiman City unit to remain two points adrift of the summit.

  • Match Day 6 of the Ghana Premier League will come off as scheduled this weekend following a short break for the MTN FA Cup Round of 64 and some international action that saw the Black Stars take on the Os Mambas of Mozambique with current table toppers - undefeated Accra Hearts of Oak - having the perfect opportunity at home on Sunday to put some separation between themselves and the rest of the field as they welcome a very enterprising Wa All Stars side in a fiery clash between undefeated number 1 and undefeated number 2 in what is undeniably the headliner of match day 6 with the winner retaining the undefeated bragging rights for however long.


  • Match Day 7 of the Ghana premier league will be honoured this weekend with the clash between Medeama and Hasaacas postponed as the former takes to Sudan for CAF confederation cup assignment this weekend.

  •  Undefeated PL leaders – Wa All Stars – kept up their impressive start to the season on Sunday, opening a 3point lead at the summit against title contenders Accra Hearts of Oak and Dreams FC after edging visiting Ebusua Dwarfs by a lone goal and dropping them back to the bottom of the PL table.

  • The Ghana premier league will enter match day 8 this Wednesday with seven games out of the usual eight scheduled to take place at various centers across the country.

  •  Reinvigorated Kumasi Asante Kotoko’s recent surge in the PL was on Saturday shot down at the Baba Yara Stadium as hitherto visiting cellar dwellers stunned the home side with a lone goal to deny them their bid for a third successive win, with Michael Osei picking up his first defeat as Interim Coach.

    Home Score Away
    Kotoko 0-1 New Edubiase
    Wa All Stars 2-0 Inter Allies
    Techiman City 2-0 Bechem United
    WAFA 2-0 Ebusua Dwarfs
    AshantiGold 1-2 Hearts of Oak
    Berekum Chelsea 3-0 Dreams FC
    Hasaacas 0-1 Liberty
    Aduana 3-0 Medeama SC
         

     

    With Coach Kenichi Yatsuhashi back in charge of the reins following a rumored misunderstanding between his employers and him, Accra Hearts of Oak ended their 3 game non-winning run in the PL at the Obuasi Len Clay Stadium, as they picked up what was incidentally their first victory in 9 years against AshGold at Obuasi, courtesy of a Cosmos Dauda brace to add to the woes of the longsuffering reigning champions, and at the Wa Park, PL leaders – All Stars - added to the misery of a good but underperforming Inter Allies team to maintain their 2point edge over title contenders, Accra Hearts of Oak.

    In a stunning turn of events, Sekondi Hasaacas failed to rebound at home as they picked up their first home defeat of the season on 90 minutes, newly promoted Techiman City continued their dominance over their PL peers in the Brong Ahafo Region as they added Bechem United to their conquest list to complete the first round season sweep of all their regional rivals and WAFA capitalized on their home court to dispatch the visiting Crabs (Ebusua Dwarfs) by two goals to nothing.

    Also on Sunday, Aduana dispatched Tom Strand’s Medeama CAF Confederation Cup play-off round contenders by three goals to nothing for their fourth win of the season and B. Chelsea made mincemeat of visiting Dreams FC who have thus far not been shabby on the road, dispatching their guests to Dawu with a 3-0 deficit.

    Kotoko 1-0 New Edubiase – Kumasi

    New Edubiase end winning run for Michael Osei and Asante Kotoko

    The Reds search for their third straight victory stalled at home on Saturday as they succumbed to their second home defeat of the season, a lone goal loss under the stewardship of interim coach Michael Osei who had nabbed 3 straight wins in all competitions.

    Coach Anthony Kommeh and his hitherto cellar dwelling New Edubiase side finally caught the break they had been looking for as they picked up just their second win and first away win of the season to leapfrog to the 13th spot.

    Prince Antwi’s 20th minute goal sealed the deal for the visitors as Kotoko puffed and huffed fruitlessly for the equalizer with the likes of Ahmed Adams and Dauda Mohammed missing out on numerous incredible chances to equalize as the Edubiase defence, especially, shot stopper - Benjamin Mensah – hauled in several heroic saves to deny Kotoko.

    The loss dropped the Porcupine Warriors from mid-table to 9th on 11 points and 9points of the summit.

    Wa All Stars 2-0 Inter Allies – Wa Park

    Wa All Stars maintain top spot and unbeaten home run

    PL leaders, Wa All Stars rebounded beautifully at home against reeling Inter-Allies with a 2-0 win to hold on to the top spot on 20points.

    Late second half goals, the first from Richard Arthur who pounced on a Maxwell Baako cross midway through the second half, and the second from Emmanuel Ocran who finished off a team move late in injury time sealed all 3points for All Stars.

    The bright spot on the day for the visitors was goalie Osei Kwame who pulled a string of remarkable saves to help his side keep the deficit low. Inter dropped to the third relegation spot on 8 points from 8 matches and will have to fix their recent ails before it gets too late.

    Techiman City 2-0 Bechem Utd – Techiman

    Techiman City add Bechem to conquest list.

    Techiman City got back into the winning column at home following their 2-1 road loss to Ebusua Dwarfs this past Wednesday with a 2-0 victory over Bechem United to complete a first round sweep of all their regional rivals, namely, B. Chelsea, Aduana and Bechem Utd.

    The Citizens were the superior team on the afternoon in almost all departments and goals from Issaka Ibrahim and Isaac Baah sandwiched between both halves of the game proved to be the difference as they picked up their 4th home win of the season to maintain their 7th spot on the log.

    Bechem also maintained their 11th perch on the log on 10points.

    WAFA 2-0 Dwarfs – Sogakope

    WAFA win at home without Samuel Tetteh

    WAFA picked up their fourth victory of the season with a 2-0 spanking of visiting Ebusua Dwarfs.

    Charles Boateng 26th minute goal and another from Ibrahim Tanko were enough for all 3points as Dwarfs who missed a couple of key players due to injury looked out of sorts and outclassed with Nicholas Gyan missing a good scoring opportunity for the Crabs.

    WAFA improved to 5th on 14points whilst fell another notch (15th) into the relegation places.

    AshantiGold 1-2 Hearts of Oak – Obuasi

    Hearts of Oak end 3 game non-winning run 9year non-winning drought at Len Clay with Coach Kenichi Yatsuhashi back in charge following a rumored misunderstanding with Hearts of Oak brass.

    Winning in sports they say cures all things and perhaps that is what the ‘coaching crisis’ hit Accra Hearts of Oak needed as they killed two birds with one stone on Sunday, halting their 3 game non-winning run and a 9 year winning drought at Obuasi.

    Cosmos Dauda powered the Phobians to victory with his brace; the first in the 52nd minute as he chased down a flicked header for the opener and the second just before the 55th minute as headed home a Mustapha Essuman cross before Awudu Nafiu gave the home side a slim hope of eventually levelling up the score as he pulled one back for the hosts on 73 minutes. But it ended up being nothing more than a consolation as the Phobians hung on for their third road win of the season to hold on to the second spot on 18points, and 2points off the top spot.

    The brace is Cosmos Dauda’s second on the season and his third goal from his last two PL matches.

    Perhaps the victory is a good omen for the Phobians whose last victory against AshGold at Obuasi on 28/02/07 (9yrs, 1month, 3wks, 6days), a lone goal win culminated in a PL Title win on the season.

    AshGold remain 10th on 10points after the loss.

    Chelsea 3-0 Dreams – Berekum

    Dreams FC pick up first back-to-back defeat of the season as Chelsea maintain perfect home record.

    Berekum Chelsea moved into the PL top-four following a comfortable 3-0 victory over visiting newbies, Dreams FC, who picked up their first back-to-back defeat in the PL after a credible 8 game run that saw them lose twice.

    A double from top scorer Saddick Adams in the second half of the game and another, the opener from Seth Appiah deep into the first half handed all 3points to the home side who moved into the fourth spot on the log on 16points.

    Dreams plummeted from the third to the seventh spot on 14points with the loss.

    Hasaacas 0-1 Liberty – Sekondi

    Visiting Liberty stun Hasmal at home.

    Match favorites Sekondi Hasaacas were given a shocker at home by Liberty Professionals who managed to bag all 3points at Essipong against all the odds hand Hasaacas their second straight of the season.

    Hasmal dominated the match especially in the first half but failed to convert with Eric Bekoe leading the charge but missing the few chances that came their way whilst the visitors who looked as though they will be satisfied with a point held on.

    But with the game heading towards a draw, Bernard Arthur, chose the most inopportune time to strike for the winner – the 90th- minute to leave Hasaacas with almost no time to strike the equalizer.

    The victory catapulted Liberty to the 3rd spot on 16 points whilst Hasaacas somehow moved from 13th to 12th on the log on 10 points.

    Aduana 3-0 Medeama – Dormaa

    Medeama SC drop to bottom of PL log

    Playing back-to-back home games for the first time this season, Aduana Stars, continued from where they left off last week, as they dispatched visiting CAF Confederation Cup play-off round contenders Medeama SC by a whopping 3 goals to nothing for a record 7 goals from two PL matches following their midweek blowout of Hasaacas by 4 goals to nothing.

    Former Kotoko striker Mohammed Yahaya scored yet another brace on the match day; the first in the 35th minute, courtesy of Zakaria Mumuni’s cross before making it a double around the 60th minute mark.

    Elvis Opuku sealed the deal in the waning moments of the game to put an already lost game well beyond the reach of their visitors.

     

     

    Abena Alice with news wires

     

  • On Sunday, the pressure will be on Accra Hearts of Oak to avoid a 0-2 start to the season as they make the long trip to the Tarkwa Akoon Park ...

    Following a mixed bag of results this past weekend on the opening day of the 2019/20 Ghana Premier League season that led to heightened drama in the camp of Accra Hearts of Oak, and the subsequent firing of their head coach, Kim Grant, and the coaches of Karela FC and Cape Coast Ebusua Dwarfs jumping on to the hot seat immediately following losses at home, the pairings for this weekend have the promise of piling up the pressure on several teams as they look to make amends and forestall a 0-2 start to the young season.

  • Elsewhere on Sunday, WAFA edged Ebusua Dwarfs by two goals to nothing, while Liberty professionals and Karela FC picked up a point at Berekum Chelsea ...

    Week 02 of the Ghana Premier League got underway this past Friday with the highly anticipated explosive home opener for Legon Cities FC formerly known as Wa All Stars at the Accra Sports Stadium ending in disappointment as Asante Kotoko climbed back from a goal down to beat them by three goals to one.

  • With the first round of the season’s highly anticipated and greatly patronized ‘Super Clash’ in the books and the ‘Never Say Die faithful’s’ trying to rinse the bitter taste of defeat out of their mouths as well as rid their memories of the unfortunate howler from their top goalie – Abdoulaye Soulama – that handed the Reds an unexpected victory, Kenichi Yatsuhashi and his charges will make the long trip to Brong Ahafo with the aim of avoiding their first back-to-back defeat of the season as guests of a B. Chelsea side that is also looking to get back into the winning column after being edged and bundled out of the top four spots by Edubiase. The Reds on their part will look forward to continuing their rejuvenation and upward move on the log as hosts of cellar dwellers – Cape Coast Mysterious Ebusua Dwarfs – who hopefully will remember to pack some of the mystic in their name for this encounter to avoid a rout.

  •  The pressure to win on the road caught up with hitherto PL leaders – Wa All Stars – as precocious and newly promoted side – Techiman City FC – extended their unbeaten home run to five despite conceding a goal on their home turf for the first time this season as they handed Wa All Stars their first back-to-back defeat of the season and bundled them off the summit on a sound 2-1 scoreline in their match day 11 encounter at the Nana Ameyaw Park in Techiman to move into the fourth spot.

  •  The new found excitement in this year’s Premier League spilled over into Match Day 12 as traditional giants - Accra Hearts of Oak and bitter rivals Asante Kotoko - continue to flourish following some coaching brouhaha that both clubs seemed to have overcome for now, as both sides won again, with the Reds perhaps setting up the stage for an eventual showdown for the top spot held for now by the Rainbow Shirted lads, a showdown that Aduana Stars is determined to have a say in, as they won a record 5th consecutive game in this year’s PL to move into the second spot on 22points.

  • The chronicles of the past 12 match days has rewarded pain and ecstasy in equal measure, and I bet match day 13 would not have been any different, except for the fact that the ‘soccer gods’ of the land somehow foresaw this match day in the making and decided to up the ante for Premier League fans by pitting PL leaders – Accra Hearts of Oak - against Aduana Stars in what is undeniably one of the best clashes of the season thus far, as number one takes on number two in the standings for the summit, with a resurgent Asante Kotoko side aiming to close the gap on the top spot.

  •  Coach Kenichi Yatsuhashi and his Rainbow Shirted lads validated their undefeated away record in this year’s PL, upping it to a record 7 straight games without defeat as they came from a goal down to hold Coach Aristicã Cioãbã and his in-form high scoring raging Fire Boys at the vaunted Nana Agyemang Badu Park where the latter had until the Phobians stop racked up 5 straight victories, and an overall 5 game winning run. Not to be outdone, Reds interim coach – Michael Osei - and his Porcupine Warriors piled up the pressure on the Phobians and the Fire Boys for the summit with a lone goal victory over visiting Inter Allies, to move into the third spot, just 2points adrift off the summit as we move into the penultimate stage of the first round.

  • Penultimate matches of the first half of this year’s Ghana Premier League season will come on as scheduled at the various league centers this midweek with Accra Hearts of Oak’s quest to hold on to the top spot facing yet another test as they host a dangerous looking Liberty FC side in another ‘closed door’ encounter on Thursday, the last of a 2 game home punishment handed to them by the nation’s top soccer governing body, the GFA. Aduana Stars meteoric rise to the top will be tested on the road against a struggling Ebusua Dwarfs that needs to win at least one of their last two games of this half to avoid being buried too deep at the bottom.

  •  Accra Hearts of Oak choked on the perfect home opportunity to maintain their perch at the summit and also open a 3point lead as they succumbed to their third home defeat of the season, a lone goal loss to regional rivals – Liberty Professionals and relinquished the top spot to Wa All Stars in their match day 14 encounter played behind the closed doors of the Accra Sports Stadium on Thursday. Also on Thursday, Dreams FC ended their game non-winning run with a lone goal away victory that dropped that dropped Edubiase FCto the bottom of the PL.

  • Following a very exciting and entertaining Match Day 14 that was highlighted by three title contenders - Hearts, Aduana and Kotoko - dropping the maximum points, the first round of the thrilling 2016 Ghana Premier League season will roll to a halt with exciting weekend action at the various league centers with the top spot opened for the taking between the top five teams.

  • With the PL top spot wide opened for the plucking and each of the top four teams (Wa All Stars, Hearts of Oak, Aduana and Liberty) needing a win to stay in contention, Wa All Stars overcame their recent road woes – a two game losing run - as they shocked their hosts B. Chelsea with a lone goal to hold on to the summit and their 2point lead over the competition to end the first half of the season on a high note.

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