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GPL Wrap: All Stars, Aduana set up two-horse title race

League leaders WA All Stars firmed up their resolve to clinch their first ever title with an emphatic 3-1 victory over Dreams FC at the Malik Jabir Stadium Sunday.

Emmanuel Ocran bagged a hat trick against the league debutants before Ben Nash Quansah pulled one back. The result hands the Wa-based side a good shot at the summit of the 2015/16 Ghana Premier League log as their major contenders all faltered in their respective match day 27 games.

At the Nana Geabour Park, a hat trick by striker Abednego Tetteh spelt doom for the title aspirations of Accra Hearts of Oak as they also succumbed to a 1-3 defeat away to Bechem United. The Phobians could only manage to reduce the deficit late in the game through defender Joseph Owusu Bempah.

Asante Kotoko failed to make their home dominance count as they were frustrated to a barren stalemate with Berekum Chlesea at the Baba Yara Stadium. Denied severally by the agile John Moosie, goalkeeper of the visitors, the porcupines who with the draw move up to third place but no longer hold a realistic chance of winning the league title.

Aduana Stars managed to pull a rare point from WAFA SC at the Red Bull Arena in Sogakope. The game ended 1-1 with Bright Adjei scoring with a beautiful volley while Togolese import Komla Agbegniadan scored his 7th league goal for WAFA since joining the side midway into the season. Aduana remain at 2nd position – 3 points behind leaders Wa All Stars who hold 48 points.

AshantiGold continued their renaissance with a 1-0 victory over Sekondi Hasaacas at the Len Clay Stadium in Obuasi. Playmaker Emmanuel Osei Baffour scored for the champions.

Tema-based Inter Allies walloped bottom-placed New Edubiase 4-0 to move out of the relegation places on Sunday. Emmanuel Nettey and Ropapa Mensah scored a goal each while midfielder Prince Baffoe bagged a brace. The ‘Eleven Is To One’ side now place 13th with three games to spare.

Liberty Professionals travelled to hold Techiman City in a 1-1 draw at the Nana Ameyaw Park. Fatawu Adbul Rahman had handed the hosts the lead but they got pegged back courtesy an Issah Mohammed equalizer.

Back from their failed Caf Confederation Cup journey, Medeama SC managed to secure a 1-0 victory over Ebusua Dwarfs at the Robert Mensah Stadium on Sunday. Enoch Attah Agyei scored for the Mauves and Yellow.

Match day 27 Results:

Inter Allies 4-0 New Edubiase

Scorers: Emmanuel Nertey, Ropapa Mensah, Prince Baffoe 2×

Bechem United 3-1 Hearts of Oak

Scorers: Abednego Tetteh 3×; Joseph Owusu Bempah

Asante Kotoko 0-0 Berekum Chelsea

AshantiGold 1-0 Hasaacas

Scorers: Emmanuel Osei Baffour

WAFA 1-1 Aduana Stars

Scorers: Komlan Agbegniadan; Bright Adjei

Techiman City 1-1 Liberty Professionals

Scorers: Fatawu Adbul Rahman; Issah Mohammed

Wa All Stars 3-1 Dreams (Emmanuel Ocran 3×; Ben Nash Quansah

Ebusua Dwarfs 0-1 Medeama

Scorers: Enoch Atta Agyei

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