Ghana Premier League Week Two In Review

Coach Kenichi Yastuhashi’s side scored full marks on Sunday afternoon when they traveled to Tarkwa TNA Park to pick all three points.

Hearts of Oak played against Tom Strand’s Medeama side who had never lost at home to the Phobians. Again coming from the back of a defeat to Ashgold in match day one, Medeama had the odds on their side to win at home.

Hearts had some injury concerns as well with their prospect of the season Samudeen Ibrahim missing the game to injury as well their Burkinabe safest pair of hands, Soulama Abdouaye among other top players.

The Phobians however lived the true meaning of their “never say die” spirit when they defied all odds to win by two goals to nil.
Second half goals from Cosmos Duada and Eric Kumi was more than enough to secure King Keni’s second consecutive victory in his debut season in the Ghana Premier League (GPL).

Hearts of Oak really looked solid and resilient in defence to prevent Medeama from scoring a goal even though Medeama looked dangerous in attack.

The Phobian fans will be particularly happy with their defence, having kept two clean sheets so far in the opening games of the season.

Another surprising away win this weekend came for Wa All Stars when they nipped Dormaa giants, Aduana Stars by a lone goal to go on top of the league log.

Aduana Stars had an impressive home record going into this game having conceded only two goals at home last season. But Wa All Stars also had their own plans for the home side to maintain their perfect start to the season.

Kofi Yebaoh scored against the round of play for the away side in the second half after they had gone under intense pressure.

All Stars won 3-0 at home in their match day one game and with this away victory to no mean a side than Aduana Stars, means that the Wa based side has a lot up their sleeves this season.
A dream start for Dreams FC was however a reality when the Kweiman based side recorded their first home victory in the Premier League against Bechem United.

Ben Nash-Quansah made history with his early minute first half goal when he became the first player to score a home goal in the GPL for Dreams FC at their Theatre of Dreams Park in Dawu .

This means their 100 percent start to the season is intact as this makes up their second victory in a row. Against a stubborn Bechem side, C.K Akornor and his team had to dig deep to protect the only goal which did all the trick for them.

Liberty professional corrected all their errors in their first defeat to steal all points at stake from Tema Inter Allies.

Inter Allies who looked stronger after they conceded two quick goals in the first half from Kingsley Kissi’s own goal and Latif Salifu’s stunner, left it too little too late to ever salvage a point from the Dansoman Alhaji Sly Tetteh Park. Liberty were bent on protecting their two goal lead but eventually had to give in one after lengthy minutes of defending in the second half when Frederick Boateng pulled one back for the visiting team.

At the Berekum Golden City Park, a Saddick Adams first half goal was all Berekum Chelsea needed to their first win this season against a young and energetic West Africa Football Academy side (WAFA).

WAFA could not keep to their ‘tiki taka’ style of play because the nature of the pitch at Berekum would not allow them.

As a result they had to adopt by playing it safe giving the home team the upper hand. Chelsea dominated play and could have recorded more goals.

Meanwhile on Saturday goals were in over flow at the Sekondi Essipong Sports Stadium. Sekondi Hassacas played to the delight of their home fans when they hosted new boys Techiman City.

Former Asante Kotoko forward and goal king Eric Bekoe was the hero of the day getting two goals while Amos Korankye and Ernest Papa Arko added to make it four for the home team.

The ‘citizens’ nonetheless got consolation goals from Baba John Mahama and Roger Nortey.

However, an earlier kick on Friday was a baptism of fire for new entrants Ebusua Dwarfs.

New Edubiase managed a one goal victory -goal scored by Fuseni Zuberu- in the second half to further rub salt into the wounds of coach J.E Sarpong and his boys.

Asante Kotoko and Ashgold’s game at the Baba Yara Sport Stadium was postponed to March 7 due to the latter’s Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) Africa campaign.

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