Soccer News of Monday, 9 March 2015
Aduana Stars have closed in on leaders Ashanti Gold after recording a 1-0 win at the Agyemang Badu Park in week 10 of the Ghana Premier League.
Elvis Opoku’s 64th minute strike made the difference as the 2009 champions swept up the three valuable points.
The Ogya Boys are now just three points behind Ashanti Gold.
The Len Clay Stadium in Obuasi produced one of the best games of the week as New Edubaise United defeated Berekum Chelsea 2-1. Nuru Fuseini took his tally to six goals after hitting the back of the net in the first half, before his twin brother Alhassan added the second goal. Chelsea’s Stephen Baffour got the consolation after hitting his sixth goal of the season.
Elsewhere, Inter Allies stunned Great Olympics at the Accra Sports Stadium to move to the third position with a 1-0 win.
Sheriff Mohammed got the goal for last year’s MTN FA Cup finalists.
Accra Hearts of Oak are just a place above the bottom three following a 1-1 draw at Sekondi Hasaacas.
Kinsley Agyei scored an own goal in the 43rdminute to give Hearts the edge at half time. However, David Egyin restored parity for the homeside in the 56th minute from the spot.
Meanwhile, holders Asante Kotoko are found in the bottom three after failing to pick all three points at home against Medeama SC. Benjamin Bature scored for the away side, before Ahmed Toure snatched a controversial equaliser.
There was a five-goal thriller at the Carl Reindorf Park in Dansoman when Liberty Professionals won 3-2 against Bechem United.
Hearts of Lions and WAFA settled for a goalless draw game in Kpando, while B. A United are still at the bottom of the table after losing 2-1 to Wa All Stars.
The league returns in two weeks as Hearts of Oak and Asante Kotoko go into continental assignments next weekend. Hearts are up against Senegalese side Olympique de Ngor in the Caf Confederation Cup, while Kumasi Asante have been paired with MC El Eulma from Algeria in the Caf Champions League.