It was another action-packed week in the Division One League, as the enthralling qualification race took yet another twist.
Bofoakwa Tano got week 9 underway with a hard-fought win over Young Apostles to move top of the Zone 1.
Tamale City and Berekum Arsenal also kept pace with the top two, having drawn their game while RTU lost for the first time away this season at Mighty Royals.
Elsewhere, Steadfast produced a stunning display to overcome Kintampo FC, a result which piles the pressure on their coach, while B. A United edged Nkoranza Warriors to continue their recent revival.
And at the bottom of the table, Gbewaa FC’s search for their first league win of the season ended following their 3-1 victory over Techiman City.
Three successive wins over the last two weeks have banished talk of Steadfast and relegation battles and the key has been manager Mohammed Gargo finally igniting the attack.
Steadfast’s goal tally was meager at the beginning of the season but nine goals in three games at the Aliu Mahama Sports stadium, including a 4-1 win over Kintampo FC, shows Gargo has found the right balance.
Alhassan Siisu, Marwan Asolo and Alhassan Abu form a three-pronged attack and combined to produce goals even without Issahaku Abdul Fatawu who is currently with Black Satellites at the U-20 tournament in Mauritania.
Bofoakwa Tano’s 1-0 win over Young Apostles has set the stage for a highly-anticipated clash with Tamale City on Thursday with the title race looking set to be the closest in years.
Having suffered defeat and a draw in their first two opening games , The Hunters now have an identity under their Coach.
They are unbeaten in their last 4 home league matches and their victory in midweek has put them one point ahead of second place Berekum Arsenal at the top of Zone 1 after nine matches.
Yendi Gbewaa FC secured their first League win of the season as they beat Techiman City to move out of the bottom of the table.
Kabiru Kassim put Nurudeen Sham-Una’s side ahead from close range after a fine move from their own area. But City hit back through a penalty converted by Richmond Acheapong before the first half.
The hosts doubled their lead ten minutes after the second half courtesy of Osman Amin and Bashiru made sure of the three points when he scored in added time.
There was drama in Wamanafo where RTU suffered their first away defeat to Mighty Royals in bizarre circumstances. The Pride of the North went into the game having won three and drawn one on their travels.
But there was drama as centre referee, Eliasu Sintuo Tonsuglu and line two Forkor Mohammed Alidu failed to show up at pre match meeting. The drama continued when one OLiver showed up few minutes to the game to officiate the match.
A controversial penalty converted by Prince Atta Antwi summed it up all as the away team succumbed to their second defeat all season.
Charles Asante’s second-half goal ensured B. A United got back to winning ways and stayed in touch with the top ten as they beat Nkoranza Warriors 1-0 at the Sunyani Coronation Park.
Meanwhile Unity FC revival continued after picking three points against Nsoatreman FC while Crocodile Stars drew 1-1 at Wa Suntaa SC.
By: Sey Mubarick