Football

GHPL: Kotoko beat Karela United 1-0 in Tarkwa

William Opoku Mensah scored a second-minute strike to secure Asante Kotoko a 1-0 triumph over Karela United at Tarkwa’s Akoon Park in the Ghana Premier League on Friday.

The win takes the Porcupine Warriors top of the Ghana Premier League table, although Medeama, Aduana Stars and Berekum Chelsea, each one point adrift of Kotoko, are still to play in matchday 13 this weekend.

Karela, meanwhile, sit second-from-bottom on the league table.

Kotoko’s big moment came in the second minute when Mensah received a through pass inside the penalty box from Emmanuel Gyamfi and slotted the ball into the net.

It was the Porcupine Warriors’ second straight win after a 3-1 home triumph over Bechem United.

Maxwell Konadu’s outfit return to action against Elmina Sharks in matchweek 14.

Elsewhere, Legon Cities host Wafa in Friday’s late kick-off fixture, the second and last game of the day.