Ghana Premier League Roundup: Kotoko and Legon struggles continue

Week 2 of the Ghana Premier League brought up lots of excitement and intriguing drama. Unlike week 1 where, there was a plethora of draws and just one win, the pattern changed this time around. There were wins for Techiman Eleven Wonders, Great Olympics and Bechem United, whilst Kotoko and Legon Cities winless runs continued.

Techiman Eleven Wonders v Dwarfs (2-0)

The home side continued their fine start to the season by producing a commanding display as they triumphed 2-0. Coach Ignatius Osei Fosu will be pleased his charges this time took full advantage of the opportunities that came their way contrary to their display in their opening game.

Goals from Tetteh Nortey and Prince Okraku were enough to hand Eleven Wonders their first win of the season. Prince Okraku also continued to build his reputation as a super sub after he scored for the second game running coming from the bench. The Dreams FC loanee now boasts of a goal every 27 minutes in this season’s Ghana Premier League.

Great Olympic v Legon Cities (3-0)

The Flavour boys handed Legon Cities a footballing lesson as they grabbed their first win of the season. Former TP Mazembe star, Gladson Awako began the rout with a superb freekick and goals from Samuel Quaye and Maxwell Quaye completed the business for the Landlords of Accra.

Pressure however is mounting on Legon Cities to match their off-field ambitions with on-field results. Having made lots of recruitment in the off season which included star striker, Asamoah Gyan, the Royals are still waiting for their first victory and lie within the bottom three after matchday 2.

Bechem United v WAFA (1-0)

WAFA’s away woes seemingly looked to have kicked in again this season. The academy boys have struggled on their travels and slumped to a solitary strike from striker Hafiz Wontah Konkoni which was enough to hand the hunters victory in their first home game of the season.

The Hunters secured an impressive draw in the capital on matchday 1 and with victory at home on Saturday, they will be looking to build on their fine start to the season. The academy boys would however, wish to regroup and fix their away troubles soon.

Karela United v Inter Allies (1-0)

Karela’s first home game of the season also saw the commissioning of the refurbished Crosby Awuah Memorial Park. The new edifice which is a beauty might just have spurred the home side to victory as hitman Diawisie Taylor scored for the second game running.

Taylor’s solitary strike was enough to inflict the first defeat of the season on the Eleven-to-One boys. Inter Allies are the only side to have played at least two games and yet to open their goal scoring account.

King Faisal v Aduana Stars (1-1)

The Ogya Lads finally got their opportunity to get their campaign underway having had their opener postponed due to Covid-19 concerns. Top scorer of the Truncated League, Yahaya Mohammed didn’t take long to open his account as he provided a fine finish to put his side in the lead.

His strike wasn’t however enough as King Faisal bounced back to earn their first point of the season. King Faisal’s defensive woes from last season looks to have continued into this season they remain the only side to have conceded more goals after just two games played.

Berekum Chelsea v Kotoko (1-1)

It was heartbreak for Kumasi Asante Kotoko who looked set for all 3 points until Emmanuel Clottey came up with a thunderbolt freekick in the last minute to share the spoils. It was a pulsating encounter with lots of attacking action from both ends.

Kotoko would feel disappointed by the result as not only did they lose two points but also lost their captain and no.1 goalkeeper Felix Annan. Annan who was in fine form on his birthday produce some fine saves to deny the home side before he left the field due to an injury.

Striker Kwame Poku also scored for the second game running but like in the first game, his strike wasn’t enough to seal the maximum points for the reds.

Dreams FC v Medeama (2-1)

It was a dream start for new signing Joseph Esso as he managed to opened his account at the Theatre of Dreams for the home side. Esso had been brought in to add some bite to the Dreams FC attacking line and he wouldn’t have wished for a better start than this.

Medeama however levelled matters through former Dreams FC man, Kwadwo Asamoah. His strike wasn’t enough to hand the Mauves and Yellows a point as a late strike for Ibrahim Isah secured all 3 points and a first victory this season for the home side.

The Mauves and Yellows are still searching for their first win of the season following a draw on opening day with Great Olympics.

Elmina Sharks v Liberty Professionals (1-1)

It was all square at the end of 90 minutes between Elmina Sharks and Liberty Professionals at the Nduom stadium. Sharks would however be aggrieved by the results as for the second game running, they have left a lead slip by.

Sharks took the lead through Benjamin Tweneboah but once again let their lead slip right at the death of the game with Kwaku Karikari strike’s stealing a priceless point for the scientific soccer lads.

Although it’s early days yet in the new season, Sharks have lost more points from winning positions than any other side so far.