Sports News of Monday, 29 August 2016
Hearts of Oak’s woes continued on Sunday when the Ghana Premier League entered matchday 27, but there was joy for All Stars.
The Phobians had gone winless in six matches ahead of Sunday, and the disappointing form continued following a 3-1 away defeat to Bechem United.
Abednego Tetteh netted a hat-trick at the Nana Fosu Gyeabour Park, while Joseph Owusu Bempah recorded the consolation for Sergio Traguil’s men.
Asante Kotoko were held to a scoreless draw by Berekum Chelsea at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium in Kumasi, while Aduana Stars were similarly held 1-1 by Wafa at the Sogakope Park, with Bright Adjei and Komlan Agbegniadan cancelling out each other.
All Stars will, however, not miss the opportunity to stretch their lead, handing Dreams a 3-1 thrashing in Wa. Emmanuel Ocran’s hat-trick made useless Ben Nash Quansah’s strike.
The Wa-based are now three points clear of second-placed Aduana, and six above third-positioned Kotoko.
Following Tuesday’s elimination from the Caf Confederation Cup, Medeama bounced back to winning ways with a 2-0 away win over Ebusua Dwarfs courtesy of an Enoch Atta Agyei double.
At the Obuasi Len Clay Stadium, Emmanuel Osei Baffour’s solitary strike won maximum points for Ashanti Gold at the expense of Sekondi Hasaacas.
Elsewhere, Inter Allies recorded the biggest win of the matchday with a 4-0 victory over bottom-placed New Edubiase United. Emmanuel Nettey, Ropapa Mensah and Prince Baffour (2x) wrapped up the heavy triumph.
And finally at the Nana Ameyaw Park, Techiman City and Liberty Professionals shared the spoils. Mohammed Issa Shaibu brought the visitors level after Fatawu Abdul Rahman had given the home side a first half lead.