Kotoko lost 1-0 to Aduana Stars, Hearts of Oak were held to a goalless draw and Legon Cities shocked everyone with a 5-2 win over AshantiGold.
Here are the five talking points:
Hearts and Kotoko fail to capitalize on Karela’s slip up
Before matchday 10 began, Karela United (18 points) were two points ahead of Hearts of Oak and one point above Kotoko at the top of the table.
At the end of the matchday, they are two points ahead of Ghana’s two biggest clubs.
On Sunday, Karela recorded a disappointing 0-0 draw during their clash against Great Olympics.
Hearts, who played at the same time as Karela, were held to a goalless draw by Berekum Chelsea.
For Kotoko, they suffered a home loss following a 1-0 result to Aduana Stars.
This weekend gave the two giants a chance to set the pace but they were not up to the task. Hopefully, the result does not cost them in the long run.
Aduana finally end away struggles against Kotoko
Eight away games against Kotoko, zero victories. Playing the Porcupine Warriors in unfamiliar territory was a big ask for the Ogya boys but they passed with flying colors.
With 15 minutes to the end of regulation, Samuel Bioh struck gold and led his side to a 1-0 victory.
Before Sunday’s battle, the Dormaa-based side had earned just four points (4 draws) in eight away games against Kotoko. Now, their point tally have increased to seven in nine matches.
Paa Kwesi Fabin will certainly be delighted with the result because it would give the side some confidence.
The club are also just two points behind league leaders Karela United. Their season started slowly but it seems they are catching up.
Legon Cities carve AshGold open but troubles remain
Who would have thought that Legon Cities will claim all three points against AshantiGold?
No. A better question. Who would have predicted that Legon Cities would score five against a league contender?
On Friday evening, Legon Cities picked up a shocking 5-2 victory over the Miners at the Accra Sports Stadium, sending shockwaves among fans.
Well, who could blame them? The Royals had netted just four goals all season prior to the game.
The Accra-based side capitalized on the vulnerability of AshantiGold’s defense but they exhibited some defensive lapses of their own.
First off, Fatau Dauda gifted Yaw Annor the first goal of the game. He then gave away a penalty late on albeit he saved the resulting kick from Annor.
In the game, there was the sense that the visitors could have scored more if they were clinical.
So far, Legon Cities have conceded 12 goals (1.2 goals conceded per game).
It has contributed immensely to their place in the relegation zone. Bashir Hayford certainly has some work to do.
WAFA’s away struggles continue
If you take a quick look at the home form of GPL teams this season, WAFA will undoubtedly come out as one of the best.
The Academy boys are unbeaten (W3 D2) at Sogakope and have the fourth best record.
On their turf, WAFA have netted 13 goals, the joint highest among teams at home.
However, their away form tells a completely different story.
On matchday 10, they drew 1-1 with Ebusua Dwarfs but that increased their away tally to four points this season in five matches.
They have lost three away matches and netted just two goals in the process, highlighting a huge problem for the side on their travels.
Daniel Lomotey’s exit is one problem and last weekend’s game brought another issue to light.
Are Medeama finally back?
Before the season began, Medeama were highly rated by fans and many predicted that they could win it all.
It was not a surprise as they possessed arguably the best midfield in the competition.
However, the Mauve and Yellows started slowly, recording just one victory in their first seven games (1W 4D 2L).
In recent weeks, the side have shown improvement in that area.
The Tarkwa-based outfit are unbeaten in their last three games (W2 D1) and have scored four times during that period.
Abass Mohammed and Agyenim Boateng have been important for the team. The pair have scored all four goals in their team’s last three games (two each).
Medeama are now just four points behind Karela. The rest of the campaign is a long one and Samuel Boadu’s side may have a real shot at clinching the trophy.
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