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04.01.2008 League Report

Lions close in on Kotoko at the top

Lions close in on Kotoko at the top

Heart of Lions kept snapping the heels of league leaders, Kotoko, by catching up on points at the top as the Onetouch Premier League entered week 8 on Wednesday.

Lions whisked a 0-1 away win from Tema Youth at the Cape Coast Robert Mensah Sports Stadium. Goalkeeper Louis Quainoo dropped a clanger in the 71st minute and lurking George Yamoah slotted the ball into a yawning net to consign Tema Youth to their second successive home defeat.

Asante Kotoko stuttered at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium after being frustrated by King Faisal in a scoreless draw. The Porcupine Warriors were a man down by the 18th minute when Harrison Afful was red-carded for dissent. Kotoko still maintain their top spot in the New Year by virtue of goal difference .

Stand-in coach, Sampson Lamptey, returned the Phobians to winning ways in a difficult away win at Swedru. Micheal Asante?s second half header sealed their first away win for the season. Newly appointed coach J.E Sarpong watched the club survive the All Blacks onslaught.

Kessben Football Club drowned at home 0-1 to Berekum Arsenals at the Anane Boateng Sports Stadium in Abrankese. Samuel Agyemang Badu 15th minute strike separated the two teams in a keenly contested game.

Sekondi Hasaacas sparkled at home and triumphed 2-1 over Zaytuna United. Black Starlets midfielder Isaac Donkor tapped-in from close range in the 17th minute and Captain John Ainoo?s penalty in the 43rd minute were enough for Hasmal before Frank Boateng pulled one back for Zaytuna on the 60th mark.

Ashgold marked their first home game after a three match ban with a win 2- 0 win over Wa All Stars. Bright Addei scored an own goal in the 4th minute and Shaibu Yakubu wrapped up victory with the second.

Paa Joe Kuma converted a 24th minute penalty for Great Olympics as the bottom club secured a 1-1 draw against Tema Real Sportive at the El-Wak Sports Stadium. Lukeman Ali had put the visitors in the lead in the opening minutes.

Liberty Professionals stole the headlines for week 8 in a 6-2 mauling of Real Tamale United. Sam Ayew Yebaoh and Yaw Antwi grabbed a brace each and a goal each from Kofi Nti Boakye and Emmanuel Allan completed the demolition exercise.

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