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GHANA PREMIER LEAGUE: WEEK 21 SPOTLIGHTS

Kotoko Maintain Momentum

Kumasi Asante Kotoko is on the path to reclaiming the title this season following yet another victory at home. Under their English manager, Steve Polack, the Porcupines have gone eight games without tasting defeat.

Following a 3-1 home win over Medeama, the Porcupine Warriors have overtaken their bitter rivals Accra Hearts of Oak on the League Table.

Evans Quao, Ahmed Adams and Sadick Adams were on target for the Porcupine Warriors at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium as they continue the fight for the title this season. They are aiming to reclaim the trophy they last won in 2014.

Aduana take Giant leap towards Title

Aduana Stars

Aduana Stars have now pulled level on points with WAFA following a 2-1 home victory over Liberty Professionals. With WAFA yet to play, only a superior goal difference strengthens their grip on top of the table.

Bright Adjei scored to add to Sam Adams’ penalty while Bernard Arthur fetched the Scientific Soccer Lads’ consolation. By virtue of his goal, Bernard Arthur becomes the first away player to score in Dormaa this season.

The Dormaa Ahenkro-based side has been impenetrable at home and Liberty Professionals became the first away team to score in Dormaa. With such discipline at home, that could be the differential that lands the title for Aduana Stars at the end of the season.

Defending Champions condemned to eighth defeat

Wa All Stars

It’s now certain that reigning champions Wa All Stars wouldn’t be able to successfully defend the title they won last season.

The Northern Blues were condemned to their eighth defeat of the season by relegation-trapped Great Olympics.

Benjamin Arthur and Cofie Bekoe netted to hand the ‘Dade’ Boys a 2-0 win at the Accra Sports Stadium. This was Olympics first home victory of the season.

It was a shocking loss for the defending champions who remain 12th on the league table with relegation staring at them.

Hearts suffer another setback

Hearts of Oak have moved a place down to the fourth spot after their 1-0 away defeat at Bechem United. Ahmed Toure’s 70th-minute penalty was the deciding factor that separated both sides after 90 minutes.

Hearts of Oak, rattled by their President Cup loss to Asante Kotoko, lost back to back games for the first time this season. This will be a dent to their title aspirations as the title race heats up.

After this performance and subsequent defeats, the Phobians whose head coach Frank Nuttall has a lot to do to ensure his team doesn’t finish outside the Top 4.  The Phobians have to improve their performances on the road to finish the season on a good note.

Ebusua Dwarfs eyeing Top 4 spot

Ebusua Dwarfs lie in fifth position following their 2-1 away win over Tema Youth On Saturday. Goals from Nicholas Gyan and Joseph Esso powered the Crabs to victory. Tawfiq Mohammed got the home team’s consolation goal.

Ebusua Dwarfs won their first game away from home this season. Any more slip ups from Accra Hearts of Oak will see the Cape Coast side finish in the top four at the end of the season.

Will we witness a strong finish from Dwarfs towards the end of the season?

With nine games to end the campaign, Ebusua Dwarfs forward Nicholas Gyan has his eyes firmly on Ghana Premier League Goal King award after scoring 11 goals so far.

 

WRITER: KWESI OTOO

IMAGES: GOOGLE

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