GPL Wrap: Bioh’s late winner stuns Kotoko in Dormaa amid clash of superstitions, as AshGold seize top spot


The Fire Club left it late but clinched all points at stake on a day where superstitions took centre stage of football in Dormaa Ahenkro

Six games of Ghana Premier League out of nine took place on Wednesday and there were dramatic moments at various centres.

At the Nana Agyemang Badu Park in Dormaa Ahenkro, both Aduana Stars and Asante Kotoko started and ended first half of the game with ten men each due to superstitious beliefs.

Aduana defender Farouk Mohammed and Kotoko midfielder Martin Antwi refused to enter the field throughout the first period as it ended goalless.

However, they joined their teammates after break but it was Aduana who had the last laugh as Samuel Bioh stole the show with a wonderful finish deep in additional time.

The defeat means that Kotoko are yet to score a league goal or win against Aduana in Dormaa since the club made their debut in the league in 2009.

AshantiGold have now seized top spot of Ghana Premier League log with 21 points following their1-0 win over Dreams FC at Len Clay Sports Stadium in Obuasi. An own goal from Abdulai Ibrahim was enough to do the damage for the Miners who are yet to concede a goal in their last four games. Interestingly, they’ve concede only two goals after 11 games.

Hearts continued their impressive run under Edward Odoom as they picked one point against Karela United at the AKOON’s Park in Tarkwa.

At the Accra Sports Stadium, Medeama recovered from their home defeat last weekend to shock Inter Allies FC in front of their few fans.

Goals from Nana Kofi Babil and Prince Opoku Agyemang were enough to win the day despite a late consolation from in-form Victorien Adebayor.

In the Central Derby, hosts Elmina Sharks pipped regional rivals Ebusua Dwarfs 1-0 at Nduom Sports Stadium in Elmina.

After a pulsating opening minutes, Benjamin Bernard Boateng stepped up his game to silence the vociferous away supporters.

At the Ohene AmeyawPark in Techiman, Eleven Wonders failed to make it three wins in a row as they dropped two points against WAFA. Sule Ibrahim’s  opener was cancelled by Eric Asamang.

On Thursday, three matches will be honoured including King Faisal’s first home game outside Kumasi against Legon  Cities FC.


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