Professor of Sports and Fitness, Joseph Mintah, who has taken over as head coach of Cape Coast based Dwarfs started his tenure in a whirlwind fashion as his side beat league leaders Berekum Chelsea 3-1 at home on Match Day 11. Orlando Wellington, also a new coach of Berekum Chelsea who started well by beating league leaders Kessben last week had to take coaching lessons from the professor.
New coach for Kotoko, Bogdan Korak did not have a good time. The Serbian tactician could not stop the free fall of Kumasi Asante Kotoko, as his side could not handle the free-scoring New Edubiase side even on their home soil. So angry was the Serbian that after the game, he ordered his players to run around the pitch for over an hour. This 1-2 loss to New Edubiase FC means that Kotoko has lost 4 games on a row, 3 of which were their home grounds – the once feared Baba Yara Stadium.
Another new coach, Jonas Amissah of Mighty Jets proved his worth with a solid 1-0 win against giant Accra Hearts of Oak at the Accra Sports Stadium, of all places.
On the goal king front, Abdul Wahab (King Faisal), Nana Poku (Arsenal), Bismark Asiedu (Dwarfs), Fuseini Nuhu (New Edubiase) are all hot on Stephen Manu (New Edubiase) trail with 5 goals each, one short of Manu’s goal collection.
Accra Sports: Mighty Jets 1-0 Hearts of Oak
1-0 Aaron Amoah
Baba Yara,Kumasi: Kotoko 1-2 New Edubiase
0-1 Nuhu Fuseini
0-2 Nuhu Fuseini
1-2 Daniel Nii Adjei
Golden City, Berekum: Berekum Arsenals 2-0 Kessben FC
1-0 Francis Aggrey
2-0 Nana Poku
Robert Mensah, Cape Coast: Mysterious Dwarfs 3-1 Berekum Chelsea
1-0 Seidu Bansi
1-1 Michael Nseidu
3-0 Bismark Asiedu
3-1 Abdul Basit
Wa Park, Wa: All Stars 3-1 B.A. Stars
1-0 Richard Ocran (own goal)
2-0 Nathaniel Asamoah
3-0 Nathaniel Asamoah
3-1 Oscar Amponsah
Carl Reindorff, Dansoman: Liberty Professionals 0-0 Aduana
Len Clay, Obuasi: Ashgold 1-1 King Faisal
0-1 Abdul Wahab
1-1 Edmund Owusu-Peprah
Kpando Park, Kpando: Heart of Lions 1-0 Real Tamale United
1-0 Kofi Sena Tiaboi
Match Day 11: Goal King Race*
6 – Stephen Manu (New Edubiase)
5 – Nana Poku (Arsenal), Bismark Asiedu (Dwarfs), Fuseini Nuhu (New Edubiase), Abdul Wahab (King Faisal)
4 – Hans Coffie (Kessben), James Buadu (Kessben), Alex Asamoah (Kotoko), Benard Dong Bortey (Aduana), Daniel Larbi Coomson (B.A. Stars), Daniel Nii Adjei (Kotoko), Nathaniel Asamoah (Ashgold)
3 – Edwin Osei (Hearts of Oak), Yakubu Mohammed (Ashgold), Emmanuel Clottey (B. Chelsea), Aaron Amoah (Mighty Jets)
*This is without the scores in All Stars 2-0 Liberty on Match Day 1, and Len Clay, Obuasi: Ashgold 1-1 Berekum Arsenals on Match Day 9.