Chelsea stun Kotoko, Legon Cities sink Olympics

Mezack Afriyie scored a dramatic injury-time winner for Berekum Chelsea in their 2-1 win over Asante Kotoko on match­day-30 of the Ghana Premier League on Saturday.

The forward, who was lurking at the far post, latched on with a header five minutes into inju­ry-time and send the home fans agog.

Striker Steven Desse Mukwala put Asante Kotoko in front after just 15 minutes before Stephen Amankona pulled parity through the spot kick in the 41st minute – making him the leading top scor­er in the league with 13 goals.

Mezack Afriyie stole the show with an injury-time winner to en­sure Berekum Chelsea returned to winning ways in a remarkable style.

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It’s a massive relief for Coach Samuel Boadu after his side lost 3-0 at home to Hearts of Oak at the Golden City Park in their last encounter.

Berekum Chelsea have now jumped to fourth on the league table with 44 points while Ko­toko lie 11th with 40 points.

Elsewhere, Accra Great Olym­pics are in deep trouble after their 2-1 defeat toLegon Cities on Saturday.

The defeat left the Wonder Club just above the relegation zone.

Youngster Mohammed Alidu opened the scoring for Legon Cities as early as sixth minute be­fore Albert Amoah pulled parity for the visitors on the stroke of the first half.

Kwabena Boateng scored what proved to be the match-winner in the 73rd minute to separate the two sides at the Theatre of Dreams in Dawu.

Cities have now jumped to ninth on the table with 41 points while Great Olympics lie 15th on 33 points.

Meanwhile, Nations FC have moved within four points of leaders, FC Samartex 1996, with a solitary 1-0 win at home to Accra Lions on Friday.

Barimah Baah’s 41st minute strike separated the two sides at the Dr Kwame Kyei Sports Complex.

It’s a massive relief for Na­tions FC, who had been without a win in their last five matches.–

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