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08.06.2007 Football News

Kotoko open 3-point lead

By ghanafa
Kotoko open 3-point lead

Accra Hearts of Oak were denied their first win in the Top-4 competition on Thursday after Berekum Arsenals forced a draw with three minutes to end the game.

The result of the game which 1-1 at the Robert Mensah stadium still leaves the Phobians at the bottom of the four-club table with just a point and with three games to go in the 1.4 billion cedi off-season tournament.

Both sides settled for a goalless first half but back from recess Hearts of Oak registered their first goal in the 79th minute.

Hearts attacker, Stanley Afedzie scored from a spot kick to put the Phobians in the driving seat.

But eight minutes later, the Gunners drew level when Agyemang Badu fired in the equalizer in the 87th minute.

Arsenals remain third on the standings and are also yet to pull a win after three matches having drawn all.

In the other match played at the Coronation Park, Kumasi Asante Kotoko beat Heart of Lions 2-0 open a three point gap at the top.

The Porcupine Warriors got both goals through Ahmed Toure and Ofosu Amoah in the second half.

Ivorian striker, Toure scored the opener in the 59th minute while Ofosu Amoah capped a good day for the Porcupine Warriors scoring the second goal in the 82nd minute to put the game beyond Lions.

The Top-4 competition is played among the first four clubs of the premier league at the end of every soccer season.

Accra Hearts of Oak, Kumasi Asante Kotoko, Kpando Heart of Lions all past winners and Berekum Arsenals are competing for honours in the 1.4 billion cedi competition.

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