2022/23 #GPLwk20 wrap: Accra Lions go second, Samartex pip leaders Aduana FC
The week 20 fixtures of the 2022/23 Ghana Premier League (GPL) were played across the various match centers over the weekend.
Accra Lions won at Tamale City to go second while Samartex pipped leaders Aduana FC in Samreboi, reducing their lead at the top of the log to only two points.
Here’s a wrap of the action over the weekend.
King Faisal 2-0 Great Olympics
The In Sha Allah lads downed the Dade boys at Dr Kwame Kyei Complex on Saturday to move out of the relegation zone after starting the day in 16th.
A 17th minute Baba Yahaya penalty and a 70th minute Samuel Adom Antwi goal were enough to see King Faisal pick all the three points as Olympics couldn’t build on their derby win over Hearts of Oak.
Dreams FC 0-0 Karela United
In the other game played on Saturday, the Pride and Passion lads ended their five-game losing streak in all competitions at Theater of Dreams in Dawu, halting the hosts’ three-game winning run at home.
Medeama SC 1-0 Berekum Chelsea
The Yellow and Mauves edged the Bibires at Akoon Park to extend their unbeaten run to six games. Hamidu Abdul Fatawu scored the winning goal 34 minutes in.
Medeama now sit sixth on the league table with 31 points, the same as Hearts of Oak and Asante Kotoko, who are in fifth and sixth, respectively.
Hearts of Oak 1-0 Asante Kotoko
The Phobians picked a narrow win over their arch-rivals in their league clash that also served as the 2023 President’s Cup fixture played at Accra Sports Stadium. Read full report here.
Tamale City 0-1 Accra Lions
The hosts suffered their third loss at home this season to Accra Lions, who have now moved to second with the win, collecting 34 points from 20 games.
Substitute Dominic Amponsah score the winner in the fifth minute of stoppage time at Aliu Mahama Sports Stadium in Tamale.
Samartex 1-0 Aduana FC
The Fire boys lost a game for the first time in eight outings, courtesy of Isaac Afull’s 33rd minute strike. The hosts, who started the day in tenth, moved to eighth with the win.
Nsoatreman FC 2-1 Kotoku Royals
Legon Cities 1-1 Real Tamale United
Bechem United 2-0 Bibiani GoldStars