The 2020/2021 GPL Match Day 4 begun on Thursday night at the Museum Sports Stadium as Elmina Sharks hosted Aduana Stars.
Elmina Sharks unbeaten run continues as they beat struggling Aduana Stars by a lone goal courtesy Richard Mpong’s amazing goal from the corner kick in the 22nd minute.
Aduana went into the game with star man Yahaya Mohammed who is still on the sideline due to injury. Benjamin Arthur of Elmina Sharks won the Nasco Man of The Match.
Kumasi King Faisal secured their first win of the campaign with a 1-0 win against Inter Allies at the Ohene Ameyaw Park. Head coach Slaviša Božičić (King Faisal) made one change to the team that drew against Aduana Stars. Kaisan Yusiu starts in post ahead of Stephen Awere who has been dropped to the bench.
Samuel Kusi late goal in the 86 minute on Friday was enough to grant Faisal all the points as they fought hard to prevent Inter Allies from scoring. Pius Baffour of King Faisal won the MVP award
Accra Hearts of Oak struggles continues despite releasing Coach Edward Odoom from his duties as the Phobians were held to a goalless draw by league leaders, Karela United at the Accra Sports Stadium on Friday night.
Assistant coach Asare Bediako led the team in the encounter as he made four changes to the lineup that started against Inter Allies FC since new head coach, Kosta Papic is ineligible to sit at the bench for the Phobians due to issues involving his work permit.
Nuru Sulley and Emmanuel Nettey were replaced by Robert Addo Sowah and Frederick Ansah Botchwey respectively due to injury. Kojo Obeng Jnr was dropped to the bench with Dominic Eshun being handed his first start of the season Michelle Sarpong came in place of Abdul Manaf Umar Gumah.
Karela United made three changes to his set up as Yaw Acheampong earned his first start replacing Kamaradini Mamudu. Sadiq Alhassan returned to the first eleven are recovering from an injury taking the place of Umar Basiru. Nurudeen Abdulai also took the place of Darlington Gyan Fosu.
The two teams failed to give their best in the first half of the match as both looked uninspired and non-purposeful as only Karela United ended the first half with a shot on target.
The Phobians came very close to break the game’s duck but Sarpong’s effort in the 50th minute rattled the woodwork after some good work by Patrick Razak. Patrick Razak and Manaf Umar failed to connect to clear goal-scoring crosses by Raddy Ovouka and Larry Sumaila respectively. Mohammed Alhassan of Hearts came close to scoring twice but all his attempts found the side net.
Karela United on the other hand had little to do upfront as the Hearts of defense tame the Kareka United attack. Goalkeeper Richard Badoo made his dream debut in the Ghana Premier League as he came on to replace injured Ansah Fuforo against his parent club.
Larry Sumaila of Heart’s of Oak won the Nasco Man of The Match award.
The Golden City Park hosted Berekum Chelsea as they welcomed Liberty Professionals on Saturday. Liberty Professional boss, David Ocloo made 4 changes to the side that drew 1-1 at home to Wonders. Kwame Paul and Maxwell Ansah are the new additions in defense sacrificing Ahmed Satar and Ben Nash Quansah with Mubashar Issah and Simon Appiah staring in midfield at the expense of Godfred Attuahene who won the Man of The Match in their previous game and DeGrapht Amponsah.
The strike from Emmanuel Clottey in the 45 +2 minute was what separated both clubs. Berekum Chelsea defender Ainsu Henry was adjudged The NASCO man of the match
WAFA travelled to Techiman at the Ohene Ameyaw Park to steal three maximum points from Ignatius Osei’s Eleven Wonders. Augustine Boakye’s 33rd minute strike showed wonders to the Techiman based club.
WAFA has there set a new record as the first team in the 2020/2021 Ghana Premier League to win an away match.
Rashid Mohammed of XI Wondera won the MVP of the match.
The Dawu Theater of Dreams was the venue of attraction for a goalless draw between Dreams FC and Legon Cities.
Bashir Hayford tood charge of his first game for the Royals. Makes 2 changes to the side that drew goalless with Medeama in Match Day 3. Nicholas Mensah and Cephas Cudjoe started as Elvis Opoku and Raphael Ocloo were dropped to the bench.
Dreams made two changes to their line up as Isaac Yakubu, Dantani Amadu and Abdulai Ibrahim kicked Emmanuel Ocran, Abel Manomey and Isaac Ibrahim to the bench.
In the 53rd a minute, Dreams goalkeeper Solomon Agbasi has been given a straight red card after bringing down Jonah Attuquaye at the edge of the box but Legon Cities made to utilize the numerical advantage. Asamoah Gyan came on in the 68th minute to replace Cephas Ocloo. Both teams could not convert the chances created.
Legon Cities’ Baba Mahama adjudged man of the match.
However, some games did not take place. Games involving Kotoko and Ashgold postponed due to their involvement in Caf inter-club competitions.
Also the game between Accra Great Olympics and Ebusua Dwarfs’ was sacrificed to make way for the CAF Champions League between Kotoko and Nouadhibou which could not take place due to Covid-19 related issues.
This week’s results has led to some changes on the Ghana Premier League log