Liberty, Aduana Stars share spoils

Liberty Professionals drew goalless with Aduana Stars yesterday in their match day 12 mid-week fixture of the Ghana Premier League (GPL), yesterday. 

Without top scorer Yahaya Mohammed, Aduana Stars had failed to get a win in their last two matches.

They tried to compound the woes of the host but it was Liberty’s George Amoako who had the first chance but failed to find the back of the net.

Minutes later, goalkeeper Kofi Baah went to the rescue of Liberty as he made a huge save to deny Aduana’s Sam Adam.

An early substitution saw hero against Asante Kotoko, Samuel Bioh replace the injured Ebenezer Aboagye. 

The visitors almost secured the opener through Ivorian international Flavia Kngoza’s free kick but missed narrowly.

Liberty responded quickly with forward Kwaku Karikari delivering a long drive which drew a beautiful save from goalkeeper Joseph Addo as the game became a ding dong affair with none of the sides able to break the deadlock.

Liberty went close to snatching the opener 10 minutes into the second half with two decent opportunities that fell to Degraft Amponsah who blasted wide the effort and Abraham Wayo who managed to dribble past two men inside the penalty area but his low drive posed no threat for goalkeeper Joseph Addo.

Sensing danger, Aduana Stars brought on Emmanuel Baffour for Sam Adams to keep their shape after 20 minutes of play. 

Simon Appiah and Kwaku Karikari came on for Abdul Razak Boame and Emmanuel Paga respectively for Liberty in search of the first goal.

With 20 minutes of play left, goalkeeper Baah pulled out a superb save to deny Aduana’s Flavio Kongoza the lead.

The dying stage was dominated by the home side but the resolute pair of Akuoku Emmanuel and Hafiz Adams in the heart of the Aduna defence ensured they keep a clean sheet.

The visitors could have won the day with the last effort from Bright Adjei which was saved on the line by goalkeeper Kofi Baah.

Aduana Stars protested vehemently that the ball crossed the line but referee Bashiru Adams stood his grounds and asked that play continue.

BY LINUS SIAW NARTEY

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