Access Bank DOL 2022-23: Talking points from Matchday 4 – Steadfast bounced back from their draw last week while Young Apostles continues 100% record

Nkoranza Warriors
Nkoranza Warriors

Another matchday of Access Bank Division One League action ended on Sunday as teams locked horns with their opponents during the weekend.

Eight matches took place across Zone 1A and 1B, with the league’s table seeing a few significant changes.

As we prepare for an exciting week 5 fixtures, we review our main takeaways from Matchday 4.

Mighty Royals drop points in Coronation Park stalemate

Mighty Royals started the new campaign by beating Berekum Arsenal away in the first week but have since find victory difficult to come by.

This weekend, however, they were lucky to escape the defeat against Former Premier League side B. A United after some poor form in previous games. Mighty Royals created a few chances but eventually fell short of securing the win.

The home side who themselves are yet to come into the party in the new season had more than a few chances to complete their own poor start to the campaign but eventually settled for the draw.

Young Apostles maintain 100% record with strong win over Baffour Soccer Academy

Young Apostles are the only team in both Zones to still have a 100% record this season, with David Kebule Nyaaba’s side recording a narrow 1-0 win over Baffour Soccer Academy on Sunday afternoon.

The Young lads entered Sunday’s clash with Baffour Soccer Academy off the back of league successes over Unity Fc, Berekum Arsenal and Mighty Royals. However, a strong performance against their opponents means they maintain their position at the summit of Zone 1B after week 4.

Young Apostles
Young Apostles

Abdul Hakim Mohammed’s only goal on Saturday was enough to guarantee them of a fourth successive win of the campaign and a statement of intent as the season progresses.

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Debibi United return to the top of the table

New comers Debibi United have taken the Division One League by storm since the start of the new campaign.

Following their victories over Eleven Wonders and Steadfast FC, Enos Adepa’s men smashed Kasena-Nakana 2-0 on Sunday.

Wisdom Zakaria and Kwabena Oppong were on the score sheet to ensure they return to winning ways after last week’s set back against Maana SC in Wa.

Steadfast FC stunned Maana SC in Wa

Steadfast FC returned to winning ways after a disappointing 2-2 home draw against Eleven Wonders last week in Tamale, with an improved performance to register their first away win of the season.

Steadfast FC were by no means the favourites when they travelled to Wa this weekend. Yet they managed to surprise Maana SC who had recorded two home wins prie to this game with a highly-improved performance. Abdullah Abu and Mohammed Mahama were the scorers as the away side registered their second win of the season.

Unity FC already in crisis

Unity FC and Berekum Arsenal are the only Division One League sides that have lost all four of their games so far this season.

The Kenyasi based side locked horns with Bofoakwa Tano this weekend. However Unity FC struggled to create chances against the Hunters and eventually succumbed to a lone goals courtesy of Saaka Dauda.

In other matches Kunbung Binbiem Fc suffered a another frustrating morning on Saturday after losing at home to inform Wa Suntaa who made two wins on the travels. Berekum Arsenal’s worrying start to the campaign continued after losing to Nkoranza Warriors at the Golden City Park. They former Premier League side is yet to register a win and join Unity FC as the only two clubs to have lost all the four opening games. B. A United drew goalless with Might Royals at the Sunyani Coronation Park on Sunday.

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By: Sey Mubarick


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