GPL: Fearsome Sharks Hold Oly

Debutants, Fearsome Elmina Sharks staged an outstanding second half comeback to earn a 2-2 draw against Great Olympics at the Accra Sports Stadium yesterday.

A brace by striker Abel Manoney in the first half stunned the Fearsome Sharks but were able to hold on to push the game to the second half to secure their first point in the Ghana Premier League (GPL).

Manomey powered the returnees (Gt Oly) into the lead after scoring twice in the 2nd minute of the first-half after poking home from close range before he added the second in the 25th minute.

Benjamin Tweneboah halved the deficit with a blazing header before Joseph Mensah levelled things for Kobinah Amissah’s men. The Accra Sports Stadium outing was the first time the two clubs faced off in the Ghanaian top-flight.

Accra Hearts of Oak failed to secure the three maximum points when they travelled to the Cape Coast Stadium to face off with Ebusua Dwarfs.

The Phobians started with a three-man attack that had Cosmos Dauda, Patrick Razak and Samuel Yeboah clearly in search of their first goal of the season after firing blank in the first two games of the season against Inter Allies and Medeama SC.

A neat foot work from Thomas Abbey allowed Patrick Razak to slot home the first goal of the game before Nicholas Gyan of Ebusua Dwarfs responded with a well-deserved equaliser just after recess. The score line remained the same despite a serious will and effort from both teams to at least give it a go and pick up all three points.

Kumasi Asante Kotoko relied on a late penalty strike by defender, Abeiku Ainooson, to secure the needed points at the expense of Bechem United at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium. Kumasi.

Kotoko dominated a tense, action-packed first half, but failed to break Bechem United’s resolve as the away side frustrated the Porcupine Warriors to a draw. Kotoko would have scored had they been more clinical in front of goal as they managed to create some decent openings.

Coach Zdravko Lugarusic desperate to get full spoils brought on striker Kwame Boateng and Baba Mahama which paid off in the 82nd minute as Boateng set up Emmanuel Gyamfi but the latter was fouled in the box which was adjudged a penalty.

Defender, Abeiku Ainoonson, converted with aplomb to decide the feisty clash in favour of the Porcupine Warriors.

In Berekum, Berekum Chelsea recorded their first win of the season with a deserved 2-0 win over Liberty Professionals at the Golden City Park while Aduana Stars continued their impressive performance in the league by thrashing debutants, Bolga All Stars, by 4-0.

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