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Kotoko topple Hearts, finally

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Kumasi Asante Kotoko has clinched the top spot of the on-going Glo Premier League after a crucial1-0 victory over relegation haunted Sekondi Hasaacas.Kumasi Asante Kotoko has clinched the top spot of the on-going Glo Premier League after a crucial1-0 victory over relegation haunted Sekondi Hasaacas.

A 24th minute goal by Jordan Opoku at the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi Thursday proved priceless as the defending league champions continued their amazing rise from obscurity.

Kotoko were ninth at the beginning of the second round of the league where Hearts boasted a commanding 14 point buffer from its closest pursuers.

In dramatic fashion however, and in too difficult to comprehend circumstances, the Phobians have since either been losing or drawing their games while Kotoko, whose fans disapproved of the ninth perching and eventually made technical and managerial changes, have been winning their games.

They now have 48 points just as Hearts, however with superior goals and two more games to close the league, Kotoko fans are beating their chests the league title is a done deal.

Kotoko have a cagey game against relegation threatened regional rivals Ashantigold, at the Obuasi Len Clay Stadium on Sunday, but Hearts themselves have their own headaches in formidable Berekum Arsenals whom they play at Berekum.

In other matches, Swedru All Blacks will host Eleven Wise at Swedru, King Faisal and Tema Youth play at the Baba Yara Stadium, Kessben FC play Heart of Lions at Abrankesse, while Hasaacas host RTU at Essipong. Liberty Professionals will also be home to Wa All Stars, Sporting Mirren will play Bechem Chelsea.

Story by Isaac Yeboah

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