Inter Allies celebration - ©Senyuiedzorm Awusi Adadevorh

GPL Wrap: All Stars extend lead; Inter Allies, Kotoko get morale-boosting wins

Wa All Stars extended their lead at the top of the Ghana Premier League table as close chasers dropped points on match day 7 of the GPL.

Midfielder Atta Kofi Yeboah’s thunderous strike 10 minutes into second half ensured that All Stars defeated Ebusua Dwarfs 1-0 to maintain their unbeaten run.

Hearts of Oak tamed Techiman City at ‘The Den’ – the Ohene Ameyaw Park, denying their hosts victory at home for the first time this season in a barren stalemate.

The draw keeps the Phobians at second place but now tie on points, 14, with giant killers Dreams FC.

Dreams, led by former AshGold player C.K Akunnor travelled to shock the champions with a 1-0 score at the Len Clay Stadium in Obuasi on Sunday. Midfielder Emmanuel Hayford’s 43rd minute free-kick strike separated both sides.

Struggling Asante Kotoko were able to secure a come-from-behind win over Liberty Professionals in Kumasi. Youngster Latif Ata Blessing struck as early as theb2nd minute for tye visitors but goals from Ahmed Adams, Dauda Mohammed and Amos Frimpong handed the porcupine warriors a 3-1 victory on Sunday.

Academy boys WAFA SC also dropped points for the first time at home as a Prince Antwi equalizer frustrated the coach John Killa side to a 1-1 draw at Sogakope. Winger Samuel Tetteh had given WAFA the lead with his fifth goal of the season via the spot.

Inter Allies emerged big winners on Sunday as they thumped Bechem United 4-0 at the Tema Stadium. Isaac Twum handed the hosts a 1-0 half time lead before Prince Baffoe, Gockel Ahortor and Ropapa Mensah completed the mauling.

A dramatic Bono derby saw hosts Berekum Chelsea edge rivals Aduana Stars 1-0 at the Golden City Park. Striker Asiwome Fumador climbed from the bench to score with his first touch of the ball. Few minutes after the goal, Aduana goalkeeper Celestine Damptey who had replaced Stephen Adams due to injury was also forced out of the game with the same predicament. Coach Cioaba Aristica who was yet to exhaust his substitution had to bring on defender Wahab Adams as a goalkeeper for the final 10 minutes of the game.

The final match day 7 game between Sekondi Hasaacas and Medeama SC has been shifted to Thursday April 14 due to the latter’s CAF Confederation Cup assignment during the weekend.

 

GPL Match day 7 results:

Kotoko 3-1 Liberty

Scorers: [Ahmed Adams, Dauda Mohammed, Amos Frimpong (pen); Latif Blessing]

All Stars 1-0 Dwarfs

Scorer: [Atta Kofi Yeboah]

WAFA 1-1 New Edubiase Utd

Scorer: [Samuel Tetteh; Prince Antwi]

AshGold 0-1 Dreams

Scorer: [Emanuel Hayford]

Berekum Chelsea 1 -0 Aduana

Scorer: [Asiwome Fumador]

Inter Allies 4-0 Bechem Utd

Scorers: [Isaac Twum, Prince Baffoe (pen), Gockel Ahortor, Ropapa Mensah]

 

The Standings after match day 7

2015/16 Ghana Premier League Table

PosClubPWDLFAGDPts
1179441810831
2189452014631
3178631913630
41792628151329
5178361918127
6177551719-226
7177462218425
8176651812624
9176382027-721
10177281514120
11175571822-420
12184772021-119
131731041417-319
14175391424-1018
15174581220-817
161743101020-1015

 

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