AshantiGold hold on to top spot, Hearts of Oak’s second half capitulation, frustrating home draw for Kotoko and referee Nuhu Liman attacked again highlight matchday 8 of the 2017/18 Ghana Premier League.
Here is starrsportsgh.com’s wrap on the games played on Wednesday:
Karela United 3-1 Hearts of Oak
A treble from substitute William Opoku Mensah within 17 second half minutes saw Hearts of Oak throw away a lead to lose 3-1 to Karela United at the Crosby Awuah Memorial Park in Nzema Aiyinase. The Phobians took the lead in the 11th minute through Daniel Kordie.
Bechem United 2-1 Wa All Stars
Hafiz Konkoni continued his heroic outing for the Hunters as he bagged a brace against former Champions Wa All Stars at the Fosu Gyeabour Park. This was his second time in exactly a week at the same venue. Jeffrey Degorl got the other goal in the game for Wa All Stars.
Inter Allies 1-0 Eleven Wonders
The Capelli Boys were numerically disadvantaged in the 20th minute when Nigerian defeder Samuel Ekele received a second yellow card. Coach Kenichi Yatsuhashi’s men however remained strong and went ahead to score in the 57th minute through Abdul Nassiru Hamzah. They held on to the solitary goal lead to win the day at the Tema Park.
Asante Kotoko 1-1 Berekum Chelsea
A goal each in either half by the sides saw Asante Kotoko draw one all at home with Berekum Chelsea. The Porcupine Warriors were stunned in the 43rd minute by Chelsea’s experienced forward Latif Salifu but Frederick Boateng got the equalizer four minutes after the break.
WAFA SC 1-1 AshantiGold
League leaders AshantiGold managed to fight back to draw 1-1 away to WAFA SC in Sogakope on Wednesday. The televised fixture had the Academy Boys putting their noses in front via the spot on the hour mark through Umar Basiru before the Miners pegged back with an excellent free-kick strike by Ivorian Richard Djod in the 72nd minute.
Elmina Sharks 0-0 Medeama – ABANDONED AFTER FIRST HALF
The game could not continue after the halftime break. Match referee Yakubu Nuhu Liman got injured after an alleged attack by some disgruntled fans. The game had to be finally called off over an hour after the incident.
Liberty Professionals vs Dreams FC
This fixture is scheduled for Thursday April 19 at the WAFA Stadium in Sogakope.