Mon. Jun 24th, 2024
GPL Wrap-Up: Great Olympics & Heart of Lions Boost Survival Hopes

Accra Great Olympics secured a vital 1-0 victory over Asante Kotoko on matchday 32, boosting their chances of staying afloat in the Ghana Premier League. Raymond Oko Grippman’s strike in the 44th minute proved to be the difference for the visitors at the Dr. Kwame Kyei Sports Complex. This win lifts Olympics above their city rivals Hearts of Oak in the standings, but the fight for survival is far from over.

FC Samartex crowned Champions

FC Samartex clinched their first-ever Ghana Premier League title in dramatic fashion. A narrow 1-0 victory over Bibiani GoldStars FC at home sealed the deal. Emmanuel Mammah’s first-half strike sent the Nsenkyire Stadium into a frenzy, with celebrations expected to last long into the night. This historic win comes after second-placed Aduana FC lost their match on Saturday, opening the door for Samartex to claim the crown.

Medeama SC 0-1 Heart of Lions: Akoon Community park, Tarkwa

Ebenezer Abban scored an injury-time penalty to hand Heart of Lions an important 1-0 win at Medeama SC on Sunday. Abban stepped up to make amends after he missed an earlier penalty in the 89th minute at the Akoon Community park.

The visitors have jumped to 13th on the league table with 41 points – a big result that could prove crucial in the battle to avoid relegation.

The result means Medeama SC have lost out in the title race with the Premier League crown heading to FC Samartex 1996. The Mauve and Yellow are tied on same points with Aduana FC in third position.

Nsoatreman 1-1 Accra Lions: Nana Konamansah park, Nsoatre

Nsoatreman FC and Accra Lions shared the spoils in an entertaining 1-1 draw at theĀ  Nana Konamansah park on Sunday.

Collins Kofi Kudjoe scored first for the home side as early as the 6th minute before Bernard Kesse pulled parity in the 25th minute.

Accra Lions are 5th on the table with 48 points while Nsoatreman FC lie 8th on the table with 46 points.

Berekum Chelsea 2-0 Real Tamale United (RTU): Golden City park, Berekum

Berekum Chelsea striker Stephen Amankona is now the leading scorer in the 2023-24 Ghana Premier League after he scored in their 2-0 win over Real Tamale United (RTU).

Amankona, who has now scored 16 goals, sealed victory for the Blues in the 45th minute with a beautiful strike. Kusi Pandrous opened the scoring for Chelsea in the 21st minute before Amankona put the game beyond the basement club.

Berekum Chelsea have secured their top-flight status and lie 7th with 47 points while rock-bottom Real Tamale United have amassed just 31 points.

Dreams FC 1-0 Karela United: Theatre of Dreams, Dawu

Youngster Abdul Aziz Issah scored the only goal of the match as Dreams FC beat Karela United 1-0 at home on Sunday.

Issah, the joint-top scorer in the 2023-24 CAF Confederation Cup, scored the decisive goal on the stroke of the end of theĀ  first half at the Theatre of Dreams in Dawu.

Dreams, who have two outstanding matches to clear, lie 14th with 41 points from 30 matches while United drop to 15th on the table with 40 points.

The Ghana Premier League is heading for a thrilling finish, with the fight to avoid relegation promising high drama in the remaining two matches.

Source: GFA

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