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24.11.2008 Football News

Faisal hold Kotoko in opener

					Faisal hold Kotoko in opener

NOT THE START COACH COOREMAN WANTED Champions Asante Kotoko began the defence of their title with an unconvincing goalless draw against King Faisal at the Baba Yara Stadium on the opening weekend of the league on Sunday.  


Kotoko had the best chances come their way but muffed up infront of goal.


The shocking result was at the Ohene Djan Stadium where Liberty Professionals suffered a humiliating 2-3 defeat to newly-promoted Bechem Chelsea.


Black Stars striker Yaw Antwi opened the scoring on 9 minutes when he tapped in from close after Latif Salifu's shot was parried back into play.


Richard Atika equalized on the 20th minute mark and Jackson Owusu added the second from the spot.


Teenager Salifu drew level for Liberty in the 58th minute but Ibrahim Isaaka sealed victory for the new boys two minute later.


AshantiGold under new owners, Fortia consortium, made a flying start to their league campaign.


The Miners thrashed Real Tamale United 4-1 at the Len Clay Sports Stadium. Goals on Frank Adomako, Nathaniel Quaye and a double from Togolese-import Adjako Arafat sealed.


Taufik Alolo got the consolation for RTU in the 74th minute.


Kessben enveloped Wise All Stars' visit to the Anane Boateng Stadium in Abrankese with a 2-0 success.


Kofi Ayare and Gideon Tibia's 47th and 58th minute strikes sealed it.


Hasaacas failed to score at home against Wa All Stars.


Alexander Antwi scored on the death of the game to earn a point for Tema Youth in their 1-1 draw at All Blacks.


Daniel Gyamfi had in the 37th minute struck a 20-metre free-kick for the Black Magicians.


Arsenals secured the maximum points at home against Heart of Lions. Amidu Alhassan scored from close range in the 44th minute to bag the points.


Newly-promoted Sporting Mirren host Hearts of Oak at the Ohene Djan Stadium on Monday night. 




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