Hearts of Oak woke up from their slumber and thumped All Stars 3-0 at the Accra Sports Stadium to revive their faltering League campaign.Goals from Uriah Asante, Douglas Nkrumah and substitute Edwin Osei Pele ensured the capital club moved to sixth place and are now five points adrift the leaders.Kessben still remain on top for another week by brushing aside newly-installed BA Stars 3-1 at the Essipong Stadium.James Boadu struck first on 9 minutes and Daniel Larbi Koomson equalized for the visitors in the 26th minute.Four minutes after the break, Hans Cofie restored Kessben’s lead and Boadu was at hand to seal another win on 67 minutes.
Chelsea, which began the day in second-place, were shocked 0-2 at the Gyamfi Park in Bekwai to New Edubiase United.Striker Stephen Manu scored a double to register his sixth goal of the season but had to exit the field after scoring the second goal.The lanky forward clashed with Chelsea goalkeeper Ernest Sowah and had to be substituted.Real Tamale United’s poor form continued as they managed a goalless draw with Liberty Professionals at the Tamale Stadium.
AshantiGold needed a Yakubu Mohammed goal on 28 minutes to shock Heart of Lions in Kpando in a rare result.Arsenals thwarted Mighty Jets effort to post a 2-1 win at the Golden City Park. Nana Poku opened the scoring for the Gunners in the 16th minute before Yahaya Mubark drew level on 51 minutes.Salou Yakubu grabbed the winner for Arsenals in the 74th minute.Champions Aduana Stars came from behind to earn a point in a one-all draw with Dwarfs in Dormaa Ahenkro.Dwarfs profited from a defensive mix-up to take the lead on 18 minutes but Joseph Mugri restored parity in the second half.
Elsewhere,King Faisal gave their relegation battle a boost by beating city rivals Asante Kotoko 3-2 at the Baba Yara Stadium to move from the foot of the table.Faisal recorded their second win of the season thanks to three first half goals from Ekow Annan, Abdul Wahab and Prince Arko.Alex Asamoah pulled one back for Kotoko before the break and midfielder Daniel Nii Adjei struck in the second half.Kotoko piled pressure but could not snatch the equalizer as Faisal goalkeeper Ibrahim Iddrisu ket them at bay.The Porcupine Warriors still remain in third place with 13 points, four less than leaders Kessben and Faisal are now third from the bottom.
Kotoko face arch-rivals Hearts of Oak on Sunday at the Baba Yara Stadium.