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GPL: All Stars outshine Hearts to go top of the table

Wa All Stars handed Accra Hearts of Oak its first defeat of the 2015/16 Ghana Premier League on match day 6 with a 3-1 victory at the Accra Sports Stadium on Sunday.

The visitors shot into the lead in the 19th minute through Kweku Asuandzie Baffoe who appeared offside but Referee Ernest Baafi and his assistants allowed the goal to stand.

The decision to award the goal saw displeased fans resort to throwing water missiles at the match officials bringing the game to a halt for almost five minutes.

In the 35th minute, All Stars recorded their second goal on the day through Richard Arthur from a lightning counter attack. The first half ended 2-0.

Musah Ibrahim who had come on for Kenneth Okoro at the tail end of first half brought brought the Phobians back into the game, reducing the deficit by a goal with a header in the 50th minute.

AllStars however extended their lead through Emmanuel Ocran, who managed to beat Samuel Akurugu with a swerving strike from the edge of the box.

The 3-1 victory for All Stars sees them swapping positions with the Phobians with the Wa side now topping the league table on 14 points. Hearts are just behind with a point less.

 

Line-ups:

Hearts XI vs Wa All Stars: Samuel Akurugu, Owusu Bempah, Kennedy Appiah, Robin Gnange, Richard Akrofi, Sarbah Laryea/Cosmos Dauda, Eric Kumi/Ashitey Ollenu, Mustapha Essuman, Kenneth Okoro/Musah Ibrahim, Isaac Mensah

Unused subs: Seidu Mutawakilu, Fatawu Mohammed, Vincent Atingah, Kwame Kizito

Wa All Stars XI vs Hearts: Richard Ofori, Nicholas Mensah, Hafiz Adams, Issahaku Konda, Abdul Ganiu Ismail, Sadiq Alhassan, Mathew K. Andoh/Wahidu Mumuni, Kofi Yeboah/Wadud Yakubu, Richard Arthur, Emmanuel Ocran/Mohammed Amando, Kweku Asuandzie

Unused subs: Nasiru Moro, Joseph Adjei, Maxwell Baakoh, Eugene Fodjah

 

Other results:

Aduana Stars 1-0 Kotoko

Liberty Professionals 5-1 AshantiGold

Medeama 2-0 Bechem United

Sekondi Hasaacas 2-1 Berekum Chelsea

Edubiase United 2-2 Techiman City

Dreams FC 1-0 WAFA

Ebusua Dwarfs 3-1 Inter Allies

 

 

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