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19.03.2009 Football News

Phobians maintain their lead

By Ghana FA
Phobians maintain their lead

Leaders, Hearts of Oak dropped some valuable points at the Sekondi Sports Stadium where they fought back to back to draw against Eleven Wise.

Despite the draw, the Phobians still maintain a seven-point gap at the summit of the Glo Premier League.

Hearts striker Samuel Affum scored from the spot kick in the 62nd minute to secure a 1-1 draw with Eleven Wise after James Bissue had put the home team ahead on 9 minutes.

But as the Phobians struggled in Sekondi, Heart of Lions failed to take advantage as they could only draw 1-1 with Tema Youth with a game in hand.

Kofi Nti Boakye gave Lions the lead in the 22nd minute but Alex Antwi's 90th minute strike shared the spoils for Tema Youth.

Asante Kotoko who are eight points adrift the top side but with a game in hand kept their title defence going after recording a 3-0 win over Berekum Arsenals at the Baba Yara Stadium.

Striker Louis Agyemang opened the scoring in the 21st minute before a brace from Alex Asamoah in the 30th and 74th minutes earned Kotoko the three points.

Kessben FC produced a shocking 3-2 win over Real Tamale United at the Tamale Sports Stadium.

Edmund Owusu Peprah in the 51st minute cancelled out Abdul Karim Basit's opener for RTU in the 18th minute.

However Basit restored RTU's lead four minutes later but Owusu Peprah was at hand again to equalise for Kessben in the 75th minute.

Kessben struck the winner through Baba Iddi, a goal that condemned RTU to second straight defeat at home in the league.

At the Ohene Djan Stadium, Liberty Professionals beat Sekondi Hasaacas 2-0 with Mawuli Tuglo grabbing a brace.

An 89thy minute equaliser by Obed Owusu denied All Stars three points at the Wa Park after the home side had jumped into the lead in the 9th.

Chelsea and King Faisal shared the spoils in their goalless draw game at the Sunyani Coronation Park.

The final game of the match-day-13 fixture comes up on Thursday at the Ohene Djan Stadium where Sporting Mirren play bottom side, AshantiGold. Both sides are caught up in the relegation zone.