GPL Round-up: Kotoko and Hearts draw in Kumasi as Aduana maintain top spot

GPL Round-up: Kotoko and Hearts draw in Kumasi as Aduana maintain top spot

Hello and welcome to the weekly round-up of the Ghana Premier League week three actions from all the match centres. If you missed any results, here, we got you fully covered.

Accra Lions and Tamale City kicked off the weekend’s fixtures with a Friday afternoon encounter. Lions secured all three points while playing at home as Tamale City’s poor debut campaign continues. Three defeats in as many matches. Dominic Nsobilla scored the only goal of the match in the 10th minute. Lions are fifth with six points while City is placed 17th with no goal or point this season.

Great Olympics condemned Kumasi King Faisal Babes to a third defeat since the start of the league. Emmanuel Mensah’s 65th-minute goal was the only difference in the match, and that was enough to secure the Dade boys their second win in three matches. The ‘Accra Landlords’ are second in the league, while King Faisal remains bottom of the table.

Kotoku Royals and Nsoatreman played out a goalless draw on Saturday, with the Royals missing a penalty in the 69th minute. Both teams remain mid-table with four points each.

Real Tamale United lost to Legon Cities by a lone goal thanks to Nasiru Moro’s 54th-minute goal. RTU remain winless in three games and has recorded just a draw. Legon Cities, meanwhile, are sixth on the table with six.

Karela United were 2-0 winners over Dreams FC, ending the Still Believe lad’s impressive start to the season while also ensuring a return to winning for a defeat in week two. Karela now has six points and places fourth, while Dreams is placed sixth with the same number of points. Enoch Agblenyo and Kelvin Andoh were the goal scorers.

League leaders Aduana Stars and Samartex FC shared the spoils in a 2-2 draw. Sam Adams and Kwame Adam Frimpong scored two second-half goals to cancel out Samartex’s Emmanuel Keyekeh and Siedu Abubakar’s first-half goals. The Ogya boys remain top of the table with seven points while Samartex sits 11th after three successive draws in their opening three matches of the season. Aduana missed a penalty.

Bibiani Gold Stars got the better of Bechem United after Gold Stars condemned the Hunters to their second defeat in as many matches. Michael Enu’s 18th-minute opener was sufficient to earn Gold Stars all three points, their first win of the season, which pushed them to 12th on the table, just above Hearts Oak and Kotoko.

Asante Kotoko played its first league game of the season in a 1-1 draw with bitter rivals Hearts of Oak at the Baba Yara stadium. Caleb Amankwah’s 88th-minute goal cancelled out Yussif Mubarik’s 57th-minute opener. The match ended with referee Selorm Bless becoming the key talking point after he allowed Hearts of Oak’s equalizer to stand. The result means Hearts of Oak are winless in three matches after earning two draws, while Kotoko has two games in hand.

Medeama and Berekum Chelsea will play the final fixture on the week three log today at 3 pm. A win for Chelsea will see them go joint-top of the table while a Medeama win will see them lead the pack.

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