Tema Youth survived a nervous encounter with Bechem United on Sunday to run away 2-1 winners at home in their penultimate league fixture.
Aduana Stars made sure the 2017-18 league title was theirs for certainty after brushing aside visitors, Elmina Sharks with a 2-1 win on Sunday at Dormaa.
Find the full lists of MVPs for match week 8 below:
1. Bechem Utd 1-0 Asante Kototo - Hamza Mohammed (Bechem Utd)
2. Hearts of Oak 2-1 Ebusua Dwarfs - Joseph Esso (Dwarfs)
3. Bolga All Stars 1-4 Aduana Stars - Mohammed Rasheed (Bolga All stars)
4. Inter Allies 2-0 Medeama SC - Abdul Nassiru Hamzah (Inter Allies)
5. AshantiGold 2-0 Tema Youth - Hans Kwofie (Ashgold)
6. Liberty Professionals 3-2 B.erekum Chelsea - Bernard Arthur (Liberty)
7. WAFA SC 3-0 Wa All Stars - Basiru Umar (WAFA)
8. Elmina Sharks 0-1 Great Olympics - Kingsley Adjei ( Sharks)
NOTE: These MVPs were announced by the various Match Commissioners after consultations from the coaches of both teams and the fourth official from the respective games in the Premier League.The MVPs received NASCO Legacy X5 phones.
The ‘Eleven Is To One’ bounced back to winning ways with a well-deserved 2-0 win over Medeama SC at the El Wak Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
Goals from Wahab Ackwei (penalty) and Hashmin Musah (header) in both halves ensured that Inter Allies grabbed a comfortable win to end our 5-game win less run.
On a bright note the Capelli Boys commenced the game firing from all cylinders with and deservedly got a penalty in the 9th minute due to the pressing game from the beginning.
Defender Wahab Ackwei who was the captain of the day stepped up and converted from the spot calmly to claim his htird goal of the season, his personal goal scoring best in a season.
Inter Allies held on to the slender lead until the mandatory halfway break.
Allies nearly doubled the lead few minutes after recess but Abdul Nassiru Hamzah and Isaac Osae failed to connect their chances.
The Tarkwa and Mauves were forced back and were quiet due to several questions asked by the ‘Eleven Is To One’
On the 69th minute, the home fans finally got their nerves calmed after Hashmin Musah jumped the highest to nod home Wahab Ackwei’s cross to make it 2-0.
Medeama fired blank with the few chances that came their way and Allies recorded their first win after going 5 games without a win.
Abdul Nassiru Hamzah (Allies) was named the NASCO Man of the match.
Medeama SC XI: Ansah, Renchi, Addo, Yaro, Ocran, Nortey, Donsu, Latif, Nyarko, Arthur & Bature.
Subs: Antwi, Lukas, Awal, Odoom, Boakye & Amin.
Inter Allies XI: Saed, Ackwei, Hashmin, Abanga, Fard, M. Zakari, I. Zakari, Abdul Halik, Abdul Nassiru, Cheke & Osae.
Subs: Baah, Kuzuma, Abuga, Antwi, Shaibu, Baffoe & Bekoe.
A 94th minute goal by Hafiz Sadiq ensured that Bechem United beat Asante Kotoko 1-0 on Sunday at Bechem.
Looking hungrier and more determined for the three points, the home side started the game the brighter of the two calling the Kotoko defence into action on several occasions.
Ahmed Toure, formerly of Asante Kotoko wrestled the Kotoko defence hoping to nick one pass his former colleagues but the Kotoko defence ensured he remained blunt despite his early incursions. Defenders Awal Mohammed and Nafiu Awudu were alert throughout the game especially in the first half to prevent any havoc against the Porcupines.
In what looks like a topsy-turvy season for Asante Kotoko, who were playing against a Bechem United side that were racing against their defence with all vim and venom found it difficult to penetrate through the opponent’s area.
Indeed Emmanuel Gyamfi, playing on the flanks for the Porcupines found it difficult to find his playmates in the right spots for a goal. On occasions that his crosses came close to causing havoc, Bechem United’s goalie, Ernest Adu grabbed the ball to prevent any danger.
Asante Kotoko lifted up their game in the second half and pushed Bechem United back into their area but as characteristic of them throughout this season, the Porcupine Warriors failed to make their dominance count.
Both sides played their hearts out looking to get the much needed goals but the defence of both sides ensured the game remained barren.
Late in the game however Bechem United ensured Kotoko left the Brong Ahafo region empty handed after Hafiz Sadiq scored the only goal of the game for the home side.
Asante Kotoko XI: Felix Annan, Amos Frimpong, Eric Donkor, Awal Mohammed, Nafiu Awudu, Owusu Jackson, Prince Aquah, Emmanuel Gyamfi, Abass Mohammed, Kwame Boahene, Obed Owusu
Bechem United XI: Adu Ernest, Asante Agyepong, Daniel Egyin, Akwesi Acheampong, Ahmed Toure, Maxwell Frimpong, Hafiz, Owusu Amoah, Sadiq Haji, Akoto Danso, Hamza Mohammed
Accra Hearts of Oak will be counted amongst the best four teams in the 2017-18 league when the league comes to an end after their win over Ebusua Dwarfs on Sunday.
Ashanti Gold’s quest to survive the 2017-18 Ghana Premier League looks brighter after another convincing win over Tema Youth at the Len Clay Stadium.
Asante Kotoko had to rely on an 84th minute penalty converted by striker Saddick Adams to prevent Ashanti Gold from carrying all three points from the Baba Yara Stadium on Thursday.
The ‘Eleven Is To One’ were beaten 3-1 at the Cape Coast Stadium against Ebusua Dwarfs on Wednesday afternoon. The Capelli Boys scored first but the hosts rallied from behind to grab all the three maximum points in front of their fans.