By Naabenyin Joojo Amissah
A powerful header from Obed Owusu helped Kumasi Asante Kotoko to record their first win in the 2017/2018 premiership, after they defeated visiting Inter Allies by a lone goal yesterday.
The match was a test game for new coach Paa Kwesi Fabian to prove his critics wrong and justify why he is the right man for the job.
It would be recalled that he led Kotoko to secure an impressive one all draw in their opening game against WAFA at Sogakope, where Kotoko usually struggles to survive.
The lone goal from Obed seems to have rekindled the spirit of Paa Kwesi, who is coaching the Red Devils for the second time.
WAFA played an improved game at Dansoman to win against Liberty by 3-1 score line, after their draw against Kotoko in the open game.
Aminu Mohamed took advantage of Liberty keeper’s error to punish the home side, before Richard Danso added two goals to make it three.
Dreams F/C showed their class when they clashed with Brekum Chelsea yesterday. The visitors, who have returned to the top flight with a sense of urgency, won by 2-0.
Bechem United brought some smiles to the faces of their supporters after defeating visiting Medeama by 2-0. Their win seemed to have consoled their fans who were terrible after Inter Allies thumped them in their first match.
At the Ndoum Sports Complex, Elmina Sharks’ desire to add insult to Aduana’s injury could not materialise as the fire boys earned a point, after the game ended in a stalemate.
Last season, Aduana shocked the Elmina lads at their own backyard, when the fire boys ran away to Dormaa with all the three points from Elmina when the two sides clashed on match day two. The Elmina lads seemed to have learned some hard lessons from their mistakes last year and gave their foes a good run for their money.
Nzema Enyinase became the venue of attraction when two debutants, Kerala F/C and Techiman Eleven Wonders faced off in the premiership for the first time in their history of the clubs. Their game ended one all, as William Opoku Mensah scored for Kerela to cancel an early goal by the visitors.
Ashanti Gold S/C and West Africa Football Academy “WAFA” were the visiting sides that recorded highest goals on match day two.
While Ashgold, on Saturday thrashed Hearts by 3-1 in Cape Coast, which is the home grounds for the Phobians, WAFA recorded the same goal margin against Liberty at Dansoman.
Dreams F/C lived their dreams
Ebusua Dwarfs, Aduana and Eleven Wonders were the sides that secured a point each in their respective away matches
|GPL SCORES AT A GLANCE|
|Asante Kotoko||1 – 0||Inter Allies|
|Bechem United||2 – 0||Medeama|
|Berekum Chelsea||0 – 1||Dreams|
|Elmina Sharks||0 – 0||Aduana Stars|
|Karela||1 – 1||Eleven Wonders||
|1 – 3||WAFA||(0 – 0)|