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23.11.2008 Sports News

Miners, Chelsea win on opening day

By Ghana FA
Miners, Chelsea win on opening day

Fourteen teams kicked off the Premiership today as the new campaign got underway across the country.

There was a surprise win on the opening day which produced fifteen goals with nine of the sides sharing in the total goals scored in what looks to be an exciting start to the season.

The last fixture of the pile on match-day-1 between Sporting Mirren and Accra Hearts of Oak comes off tomorrow at the Ohene Djan Stadium in an evening kick off.

Newly promoted Berekum Chelsea were up against Liberty Professionals at the Ohene Djan Stadium and were down 0-1 by the 9th minute when Yaw Antwi put the Accra side in the lead.

But the league debutants were not demoralised as they fought back to end the first half 2-1 with goals coming from Richard Atika and a Jackson Owusu penalty in the 35th minute.

Ibrahim Issaka drilled in to make it 3-1 in the 63rd minute before Latif Salifu scored Liberty's second goal on the day. The win gives Chelsea a morale boosting start to their maiden campaign in the premiership.

King Faisal and Kotoko was the kick off of the day but Maurice Cooreman's start to the season and the Porcupine Warriors' title defence ended in a goalless draw at the Baba Yara Stadium.

Momcilo Medic started his AshantiGold reign with a massive win that sends them top as his team beat Real Tamale United 4 - 1 at the Len Clay Stadium. Frank Adomako put the Miners in front before Nathaniel Quaye grabbed the second to end the first half 2-0.

The second period produced three goals with Ajako Arafat hitting a brace for the Miners while Toufik Alolo scored a consolation for RTU.

Another newly promoted team of the season Eleven Wise met Kessben FC at the Anane Boateng Stadium and it took the home side 47 minutes before breaking down the debutants as Kofi Agyare scored the opener. Akwasi Adu made it 2-0 for Kessben in the 60th minute to grab all three points.

Berekum Arsenals got off to win at the Golden City Park courtesy a 1-0 victory over Heart of Lions. Awudu Alhassan secured the win for the Gunners in the 44th minute.

At the Sekondi Sports Stadium, Wa All Stars managed to share the spoils against Hasaacas in their goalless draw game.

There was another drawn fixture at the Ropbert Menssah Stadium in Cape Coast where a late goal by Alexander Antwi secured Tema Youth a point after Daniel Gyamfi had given Gamba All Blacks a first half. The game ended 1-1.

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