GPL Week 3: Karela go top, Gyan makes his GPL return.

Match week 3 of the Ghana Premier League finished with all away sides failing to secure a win; a similar instance to Matchday 1.

The game week ended with new leaders as well with Karela overtaking Great Olympics – who had their game postponed because of their opponent’s CAF inter-club commitments.

Karela v Dreams (2-1)

Karela made it two out of two wins at home after coming from behind to win 2-1. The hosts fell behind to Joseph Esso’s strike but managed to level with 3 minutes before the end of the first half with a strike from Frank Osei.

Frank Osei then doubled his tally with a sublime finish which was enough to hand Karela all the maximum points and send them top of the league. Osei’s performances were rewarded with a man of the match award.

Frank Osei – Karela United v Dreams FC

Dwarfs v Berekum Chelsea (1-0)

Dwarfs managed to secure their first win of the season following last week’s defeat at the hands of Techiman Eleven Wonders.

Visiting Berekum Chelsea were hoping to build on last week’s draw at home but fell to Martin Tsiboah’s 21st minute goal in what was a keenly contested game.

WAFA v Elmina Sharks (1-1)

Hosts WAFA rallied from behind to secure a valuable point at the Red Bull Arena. Sharks took the lead from a fine strike from forward Justice Mensah just before the end of the first half.

WAFA came out of the blocks strong and wild in the second half and their efforts were rewarded just 10 minutes after the break. Augustine Boakye’s strike in the 55th minute leveled matters and the scores remained same at the end of 90 minutes.

Aduana Stars v Bechem United (0-0)

The Brong-Ahafo Regional derby ended in stalemate as the contest was too keen to call. Both sides laid siege on each other’s goal but neither were able to break the deadlock.

Both sides have drawn all their games played in the season so far.

Liberty Professionals v Eleven Wonders (1-1)

Eleven Wonders continued their fine start to the season after securing another draw away in the Capital.

Richard Amponsah put the away side in the lead in the first half but the hosts were only behind for two minutes as Razak Boame leveled matters before the end of the break. Neither side was able to find a winner in the second half as they game ended 1-1.

Legon Cities v Medeama (0-0)

Legon Cities’ tough start continued as their wait for a first victory would have to take a little bit longer following their stalemate with Medeama on Friday.

The highlight of the game however, had to be record signing and all-time top scorer of the Black Stars making his debut in the premier league 17 years after he left the shores of the country.

Gyan’s introduction would be a welcome relief to Legon Cities fateful as they will be counting on his experience and attacking prowess this season.

Asamoah Gyan – Legon Cities v Medeama

Inter Allies v Hearts of Oak (1-0)

Inter Allies were the only side in the league yet to score a goal heading into matchday 3 of the Ghana Premier League.

The Eleven-to-one army opened their account in style with Richmond Lamptey’s 35-yard wonder goal. The screamer was enough to give the home side the 3 maximum points and punish Hearts of Oak who spurned glorious opportunities that fell their way in the game.

Asante Kotoko’s game against Great Olympics has been rescheduled for December 9 while Ashgold’s game against King Faisal will take place on Dec 2. Both Kotoko and Ashgold are involved in Africa assignments this weekend.