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GPL wrap: Kotoko go top, Faisal, Olympics and Dreams secure crucial wins

Asante Kotoko climbed to the top of the table after a dramatic win over Bechem United at the Baba Yara sports stadium on Sunday.

It was the first time the Porcupine Warriors were playing in front of the Kumasi crowd in 20 months and they had to wait till the 85th minute for the opener as Abdul Ganiyu stepped up to convert a penalty.

Samuel Boateng doubled Kotoko’s lead minutes later with a header as Kotoko moved top of the league with the victory.

King Faisal made it two wins out of two games with a surprising 3-1 win over Aduana Stars in Dormaa, a venue the hosts were unbeaten throughout last season.

Dreams FC bounced back to pick up their first three points of the season against Elmina Sharks.

GPL wrap: Kotoko go top; King Faisal, Olympics and Dreams secure crucial wins
Each member of Dreams FC’s front three was on the scoresheet against Elmina Sharks

Two quickfire goals from Agyenim Boateng and Kwaku Karikari helped Dreams race into the lead in the first half.

Ebenezer Boadi scored a consolation for Sharks from the spot but Fatawu Issahaku put the game beyond the Cape Coast based side with an expertly taken free kick six minutes from time.

Berekum Chelsea and Eleven Wonders played out a goalless draw as both sides continue to search for their first wins of the season.

GPL wrap: Kotoko go top; King Faisal, Olympics and Dreams secure crucial wins
Maxwell Abbey Quaye is the joint top scorer in the league this season with three goals

Maxwell Abbey Quaye scored the first hat-trick of the 2021/22 season as Great Olympics saw off Accra Lions in a 3-1 victory at the Accra Sports stadium.

In earlier results, Hearts of Oak were held to a 1-1 draw by WAFA at Sogakope as the Phobians remain winless after two games.

AshantiGold and Karela Unired couldn’t be separated in a 1-1 draw.

Legon Cities narrowly beat newly promoted side Real Tamale United 3-2 with the result sending Maxwell Konadu’s men into the top four.

The final game of match day 2 between Medeama SC and Bibiani Goldstars was postponed to Tuesday.

Credit: Joy Sports

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