Kumasi Asante Kotoko extended their lead at the top of the table after a 1-0 win over arch-rivals Hearts of Oak in the biggest game of match-day 24 of the 2021/22 Ghana Premier League.
Frank Etouga Mbella scored a first-half penalty for the Porcupine Warriors who now have an eight-point buffer on Bechem United who is in the second position with 44 points.
Hearts, on the other hand, slip into the sixth position with 36 points, 16 points adrift of league leaders Kotoko who are in cruise control at the top with 52 points.
Bechem United recorded their second successive win after beating Bibiani Gold Stars 1-0 at the Nana Fosu Gyeabour Park.
Emmanuel Owusu scored in second-half stoppage time to secure all three points for the Hunters who might still have sets on the league title.
Elmina Sharks who looked dead and buried at the start of the second round are gradually finding their rhythm with their second win in three games as they beat King Faisal 1-0 at the Ndoum Sports Stadium.
Ishmael Antwi’s 82nd-minute strike proved crucial for Sharks who have closed the gap to seven on Real Tamale United who are fourth from the bottom.
Yaw Annor scored a hat-trick for the Miners as they moved to ninth on the league table. Amos Nkrumah, Eric Esso and Aminu Adams scored the other goals for AshantiGold.
Ibrahim Laar rescued a point for his side after Ibrahim Abdulai put Dreams in the lead from the penalty spot.
GPL WK 24 Results
Below are the full results from week 24:
|Kumasi||Asante Kotoko 1-0 Accra Hearts of Oak|
|Bechem||Bechem United 1-0 Bibiani Gold Stars FC|
|Berekum||Berekum Chelsea 1-0 Legon Cities|
|Dawu||Dreams FC 1-1 Eleven Wonders|
|Elmina||Elmina Sharks 1-0 King Faisal Babes|
|Accra||Great Olympics 2-1 Aduana Stars|
|Tarkwa||Medeama SC 2-1 Real Tamale United|
|Accra||Accra Lions FC 1-0 Karela United|
|Obuasi||Ashanti Gold SC 6-0 WAFA|