2021/22 GPL: Legon Cities stun Kotoko in Kumasi, Hearts of Oak thrash Accra Lions – Match week 26 review
Legon Cities produced an exhilarating display on Sunday to overcome Ghana Premier League leaders Asante Kotoko 3-1 to condemn them to their second home defeat of the season.
The match week 26 defeat becomes Kotoko’s second defeat in a row within a space of seven days following a 2-1 loss to Real Tamale United (RTU) last weekend.
Coach Maxwell Konadu side took an early lead as they scored from the spot in the 17th minute through Michel Otu before Hans Kwofie increased the tally 10 minutes later.
However, Mudasiru Salifu halved the deficit for the Porcupine Warriors on the stroke of half time at the Baba Yara Sports stadium.
Back from recess, Legon Cities restored their two goal lead as they scored in the 47th minute through Hans Kwofie to make it 3-1.
Asante Kotoko still lead the table with 52 points – eight-points above second-placed Bechem United who play Karela United on Monday while Legon Cities move to 8th on the standings after 26 matches.
Elsewhere, Hearts of Oak thrashed Accra Lions 3-0 at the Accra Sports stadium on Friday. Daniel Afriyie Barnieh scored a brace for Hearts, with substitute Isaac Agyenim Boateng netting the other goal to ensure an emphatic victory for the Phobians.
Great Olympics lost 1-0 to Ashanti Gold on Saturday. Yaw Annor scored the only goal of the match in the 68th minute as the Miners held on to secure the win in Accra.
Below are the full results of match week 26:
Accra Lions 0-3 Hearts of Oak
Great Olympics 0-1 Ashanti Gold
Berekum Chelsea 1-0 Aduana Stars
Medeama SC 1-0 WAFA
Asante Kotoko 1-3 Legon Cities
Elmina Sharks 1-1 RTU
Bibiani Gold Stars 1-0 Eleven Wonders
Dreams FC 1-1 King Faisal
Bechem United 1-1 Karela United (Monday)