All Stars jumps to top…As Hearts slips at Sogakope

Kotoko's Obed Owusu (left) is confronted by Dreams FC's Abeiku Ainooson (right) and another Dreams marker

Kotoko’s Obed Owusu (left) is confronted by Dreams FC’s Abeiku Ainooson (right) and another Dreams marker

Wa All Stars jumped to the top of the Ghana Premier League table while Kumasi Asante Kotoko narrowed the gap following the weekend’s defeat suffered by Accra Hearts of Oak in the hands of WAFA at the Sogakope Park.

The Wa representatives capitalised on the Phobian slip with a 2-0 win over Bechem United to return to the apex of the league log.

Saddick Alhassan converted from the spot to put them ahead in the first half before Richard Arthur’s beautiful strike sealed the win for the home team.

For Kotoko, it took a late goal from the spot to breathe some life into their fading campaign as Dreams FC left the Baba Yara Sports Stadium in dejection.

The Premier League debutants had hope to at least secure a point from the game and held their own against the struggling Porcupine but a controversial penalty awarded the Reds and expertly converted by skipper Amos Frempong turned ‘Dreams’ into a nightmare.

Kotoko in the process narrowed the gap adrift their bitter rivals, Hearts of Oak whose impressive away unbeaten run crash-landed at Sogakope where WAFA taught them some useful lessons with a 3-0 thrashing.

The academy boys were in scintilating form right from the blast of the whistle; and by midway of the first half, they had torn the Phobians into shreds, ending the match as a contest.

Komla Agbegniadan hit a brace to become the star of the show, starting with a third minute opener.Charles Boateng doubled WAFA’s lead four minutes later.

Agbegniadan put the match beyond the reach of the Phobians in the 25th minute with the third goal for WAFA.

Hearts coach, Sergio Traguil was furious with the manner his players committed blunders he described as ‘silly’ but was still confident in the team’s ability to turn things around.

“We committed too many silly mistakes at the back. If we want to compete for the league trophy, we must play above the performances exhibited today.”

“But i still have confidence in my boys ability to bounce back. Today is not our day; the WAFA boys played better than us and they deserve to win,” Traguil said.

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