Aduana Stars back on top as Hearts win Accra derby

A lone goal sees the Fire Boys top the standings as the Phobians account for city rivals on week 25 of the local topflight

Aduana Stars have reclaimed the top spot from Wafa but Hearts of Oak and Asante Kotoko picked full points to keep up the chase on matchday 25 of the Ghana Premier League.

Following a five-week break, the topflight resumed on Sunday with 17 goals scored across all eight match centres.

It wasn’t the best of returns for Wafa who fell 1-0 away at Tema Youth. Substitute Aaron Awannorh fetched the only goal on 76 minutes to hand the home side all three points.

Top of the table ahead of the matchday, Wafa have now fallen to the second position, as Aduana recorded a 1-0 home triumph over Inter Allies to move up the ladder by a point. Sam Adams’ penalty was the separating factor at Dormaa.

Hearts, meanwhile, beat Great Olympics 2-1 in the Accra derby to consolidate their hold of the third position. After Emmanuel Amartey gave Oly a 26th minute lead, Patrick Razak grabbed the equaliser and set up Kwame Kizito for the winner at the Accra Sports Stadium.

Kotoko, likewise, are still very much in the race following a 2-1 home victory over bottom-placed Bolga All Stars. Abass Mohammed and Yakubu Mohammed were on target to ensure three points for the Porcupine Warriors. Ibrahim Imoro netted the away side’s consolation.

Elsewhere, Berekum Chelsea moved a place up to the fifth position after handing Elmina Sharks a 1-0 defeat at the Golden City Park. A late Kingsley Adjei own goal proved decisive.

Conversely, Medeama moved down by a position after succumbing to a 3-0 reversal at reigning champions Wa All Stars. Matthew Kelvin Andoh, David Abagna (pen) and Paul Asare de Vries were on the scoresheet at the Malik Jabir Park.

It was another bad day at the office for Liberty Professionals who fell 3-1 at eighth-placed Ebusua Dwarfs. Ben Eshun struck for the now relegation-trapped Scientific Soccer Lads but Kingsley Nteng, Mustapha Alhaji Faisal and Christopher Bonney netted for the home team.

Finally at the Nana Fosu Gyeabour Park, Moro Salifu’s lone goal earned full points for Bechem United, who played as hosts to 2014-15 champions Ashanti Gold. The Hunters sit ninth on the table whereas the Miners stay three spots below.