GHPL MD5 Round UP:Elephants Tamed In Berekum, Champions Record First Win
Match day five of the Ghana premier league could not have been any better with contrasting results produced across the country. The Ghanaian top tier unleashed the kind of venom that made it loved across the country with goals raining across the length and breadth of the country.
At the Golden City Park in the Brong Ahafo, The Elephants from Obuasi were tamed by the all conquering Blues in a 5-1 image denting score line for the 2015 champions. Free scoring Stephen Sarfo scored twice to add to goals from Seth Appiah, Mohammed Braimah and Stephen Amankwa as Berekum Chelsea thumped Ashgold in the nation’s football cafedral. Kofi Owusu resurrected his scoring boots at same venue that won him the GHPL golden boot two seasons ago with the consolation for the Osono family.
At the Nana Agyemang Badu II Park in Dormaa, Aduana Stars announced their readiness for the season with another win over Hearts of Oak. Goals from Derrick Sassraku and Daniel Darkwa uprooted the Oak tree in a blistering start to the game for the host.
Still in the Brong Ahafo region, Bechem United edged out Liberty Professionals thanks to a single goal from Hamza Mohammed. The Hunters just kept the points at home to the White Angels from Dansoman. The keenly contested tie lived up to its billing but the statistical pack ahead of the game confirmed another looming defeat for Liberty having lost in previous three trips to the Nana Fosu Gyeabour Park.
The introduction of head coach, Godwin Attram, signalled the intense nature of live at the 1974 league champions. The former Black Stars attacker , who is a player cum manager for the Accra based side , came on in the second department of the game but could not get the better of Razak Abalora in post for WAFA SC. It ended 0-0 in the capital as the multi-nominal club chases its first three points at the sixth time of asking.
In the city of Kumasi, flying winger Emmanuel ‘Beckam’ Gyamfi again won the day for Asante Kotoko at home to the over achieving Sharks. The former Wa All Stars added to his Man of the match accolade with the winner in a 1-0 win over Elmina Sharks. Diminutive winger Benjamin Tweneboah again set Oseikrom ablaze for the visitors despite his suffering losing the game.
In the Nation’s capital, MIcheal Kporvu led the line for Tema Youth in a 2-0 win over Bolga All stars. The young attacker pocketed a brace for the returnees as they compounded the woes of the Stars from the East. Bolga All Stars have now shipped 9 goals on the road in their opening three games on the wheels. An average of 1 goal in every 30 minutes away from home precariously put the Upper East based side on the brisk of relegation.
Finally at the Wa Park, Wahidu Mumuni kept his composure to dispatch a 94th minute spot kick for the title holders. A nasty injury to Kweku Asuandzie forced the game into 8 additional minute at the Malik Jabir Park. A handball inside the 18 yard box by Kofi Amoako left Reginald Lathbridge with no option but to award a spot kick which was duly dispatched by the versatile Wahidu MUmuni to keep the points at Wa.
Ebusua Dwarfs and Medeama SC battle it in Cape Coast later today after their fixture was rescheduled due to venue traffic.