Wrap of the Weekend’s Premier League Matches
Ghana premier league started during the weekend with Legon cities playing at home against Berekum Chelsea in a game that ended in a 1-1 draw in the empty Accra sports stadium on Saturday.
The evening which was also the first game of the season after the Aduana Stars and Hearts Of Oak game, scheduled to be the first game of the season, was postponed due to measures beyond the FA’s control.
It was the visitors who scored the first goal after captain Stephen Amankona beautifully sent Fatawu Dauda the wrong way from twelve yards in the 2nd minute of the game.
Twelve minutes later, Baba Mahama, was brought down in the opposition area, and the centre the referee had no option than to point to the spot
Jonah Attuquayewho joined the Royals from Berekum Chelsea stepped up and calmly slotted home to pull parity to deny his former side all the three points. The first half ended with the score at 1-1.
Attuquaye has now scored back to back opening day goals in the league. He scored an opening day goal against Accra hearts of oak last season.
Ashantigold was held to a 2-2 draw game by karela United. The miners who wanted to use the opener as test preparation ahead of their CAF confederation match with Salitas of Burkina Faso in the coming weeks failed to exceed that standard.
Meadeama, as most pundits predicted to win this year’s premier league, got held by the wonder cub of Ghana, Accra Great Olympics.
The 1-1 draw comes as a disappointment for the Tarkwa based club as they would have to come back stronger on matchday two.
Alhaji Grusah’s King Faisal nearly defied all odds to get a respectable outcome at Sogakope, but, WAFA popularly noted for displaying quality football ensured to keep all three-point at home 4-3, King Faisal had some positives from the game.
The central regional derby gave us four goals thriller with both Dwarfs and Elmina sharks going home with a point apiece.
The bragging right in the Central Region will be decided in the second league.
The hype around Asante Kotoko was cut short when they were held to a 1-1 draw by Techiman IX wonders at home.
Most fans of Kotoko were expecting to hand a heavy defeat to their opponent, but that could not come to fruition, as well composed IX Wonders held to their game plan.
We can say the Ghana premier league has officially returned after eight months of absence due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Monday football is back where Liberty Professionals will be hosting Bechem United at the Karlreindirf park in Dansoman 3 pm, Elsewhere at the Accra sports stadium International Allies will logging horns with Dreams at 6 pm today.
By: David Adu