Defending champions Aduana Stars produced a vintage performance that signalled their determination to retain the championship when they overpowered King Faisal 1-0 in a Premier League match at the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi yesterday.
Joseph Bugri’s goal 13 minutes into the game decided the match for the visitors who lifted the league trophy in their debut last season.
• From Obuasi Nana Yaw Barimah reports that Ashgold yesterday scored a narrow 1-0 win over visiting Cape Coast Ebusua Dwarfs in their second week Glo Premier League match at the Len Clay Stadium.
Theophilus Anobaah beat two Dwarfs defenders in a row and delivered a shot to beat Dwarfs keeper, George Owu, in the 29th minute.
It was a match which Ashgold could have won by a wide margin, but complacency, poor shooting and indecisions by Sunyani-based referee, Yaw Ametepey and his two lines men Isaac Hagan and Joseph Sey caused them dearly.
• The Glo Premier League regional derby between Berekum Arsenal and debutantes, B.A. Stars, ended 1-1 at the packed-to-capacity Berekum Golden City Park yesterday, reports Samuel Duodu.
Arsenal’s David Amankwah got the opener when his harmless shot beat goalkeeper Ernest Adu of BA Stars in the 10th minute.
But BA Stars equalised after 41 minutes through Larbi Koomson’s connection to Osei Kwame Junior’s cross from the left.