2022/23 GPL: Asante Kotoko held by Great Olympics, Hearts of Oak beat Tamale City – Match Week 11 Review
Asante Kotoko were held by Great Olympics as Andrew Appau scored late to give his side a point in a 1-1 draw at the Baba Yara Sports stadium on Sunday in the Ghana Premier League.
Great Olympics were on a poor run heading into the game – with three consecutive defeats, but held their own against the defending champions.
Abdul Bashiru scored the opener for Great Olympics inside 47 minutes after a scoreless first-half but Kotoko equalised through Appau when headed in a cross to earn them a point.
The result leaves the Porcupine Warriors in third place level on points with arch rivals Hearts of Oak and Accra Lions who have all amassed 19 points, one point behind leaders Aduana Stars who play Bibiani Gold Stars on Monday.
Elsewhere, Bechem United scored in added time to snatch a point against King Faisal at Fosu Gyeabuor Park.
Godfred Asiamah gave King Faisal the lead in the 67th minute after the two sides settled for a scoreless first half.
Asiamah cut in from the left before finishing coolly to silence the home fans but his goal was cancelled by Hafiz Konkoni in the 92nd minute as he levelled matters for the Hunters.
Hearts of Oak scored a late goal to beat Tamale City 3-2 at the Cape Coast stadium on Saturday.
Caleb Amankwaa scored the match winner in the 87th minute to give the Phobians all the three points after a sloppy defense gave Tamale City a 2-1 lead before the break.
Salifu Ibrahim scored from the spot in the 33rd minute to give Hearts of Oak the lead but the celebration was cut short after Tamale City levelled matters through Isaac Mensah.
The former Hearts of Oak player netted inside 37 minutes after a Robert Addo Sowah foul in the box. Sampson Eduku increased the tally for Tamale City five minutes from the break before Benjamin Yorke drew parity for the Phobians.
Below are the results of match week 11:
Kotoku Royals 2-1 Berekum Chelsea
Accra Lions 3-1 Legon Cities
Hearts of Oak 3-2 Tamale City
Dreams FC 4-0 Medeama SC
Karela United 0-0 RTU
Nsoatreman FC 1-0 Samartex FC
Bechem United 1-1 King Faisal
Asante Kotoko 1-1 Great Olympics
Bibiani Gold Stars vs Aduana Stars (Monday)