FCPPL review: AshGold open 7-point lead as rivals stutter

AshantiGold continued to stretch their lead at the top of the FCPPL table as close chasers Aduana Stars faulted at Bechem.

Forward Yakubu Mohammed’s ninth minute penalty strike was enough for the Miners to seize all three points at home from All Stars on match day 17.

The win moves the Miners 7 points apart second placed Aduana who also lost 0-1 against Bechem United. Yaw Arnol’s 10th minute penalty strike proved the difference.

WAFA SC were held at home by Inter Allies as Evans Mensah equalized a Zakaria Mumuni 11th minute opener. The Academy side however move to tie with Aduana on 26 points.

At the Carl Reindorf Park, Liberty Professionals emerged victors in a five-goal thriller with Heart of Lions. The visitors went ahead twice but got pegged back on both occasions by midfielder Kennedy Ashia who went to grab a hat-trick. Badu Asiamah and Prince Acquah scored both goals for Lions.

Berekum Chelsea further deepened the woes of bottom-placed B.A United as they posted a 2-0 victory over their regional rivals at the Golden City Park on Sunday. Kofi Owusu found the opener in the 62nd minute before Latif Salifu put the game beyond the visitors with his strike two minutes from full time.

Four teams – Berekum Chelsea, WAFA, Liberty and Aduana Stars are now level on points – 26 after match day 17.

The Western derby produced no goal as Medeama SC and Sekondi Hasaacas took home a point each from the T&A Park in Tarkwa.

Hearts of Oak snatched an important win over city rivals Great Olympics courtesy a 21st minute strike by Togolese forward Foovi Aguidi. The Phobians now have 24 points and move up the ladder to 7th position.

On Friday, New Edubiase United travelled to beat league holders Asante Kotoko 2-1 at the Baba Yara Stadium with goals from Fuseini Nuhu and Bernard Danso. Centre-back Ahmed Adams scored the consolation for the porcupine warriors.

FCPPL Match day 17 Results
Hearts of Oak 1-0 Great Olympics
Scorer: Foovi Aguidi
Liberty 3-2 Heart of Lions
Scorers: Kennedy Ashia (2*); Badu Asiamah, Prince Acquah

WAFA 1-1 Inter Allies
Scorer: Zakaria Mumuni; Evans Mensah
AshGold 1-0 All Stars
Scorer: Yakubu Mohammed
Berekum Chelsea 2-0 B.A United
Scorers: Kofi Owusu, Latif Salifu
Bechem United 1-0 Aduana
Scorer: Yaw Arnol
Kotoko 1-2 Edubiase
Scorers: Ahmed Adams; Fuseini Nuhu, Bernard Danso
Medeama 0-0 Hasaacas


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