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GPL Week3 Wrap Up: Asante Kotoko and King Faisal in Overdrive as Hearts Crawls, Olympics edge Legon Cities in Konadu’s Absence and More

Asante Kotoko and King Faisal are in full flight as the two Kumasi based clubs show no signs of looking back. Kotoko’s new sensation Isaac Oppong’s ingenuity in front of goal in the 55th minute handed the Porcupine Warriors all the maximum three points at the Bibiani Dun’s Park. Oppong latched onto a lose ball just outside the eighteen yard box and effortlessly curled it into the right corner of goal keeper Yaw Ansah Fufro’s net.

Rejuvenated King Faisal cruise passed regional rivals Ashgold in a local derby. A goal each from Enoch Morrison and Ibrahim Osman were enough to hand the Inshaa Allah boys their third successive win.

Samuel Boadu’s Hearts of Oak are running out of patience following another 1-1 stalemate at home. Kofi Kordzi linked up with Barnieh to put Hearts ahead in the 10th minute. From there on Hearts dominated the game missing chances one after the other; the fans were urging the lads to finish off the game fearing such generosity might backlash. And it did, after Aduana equalized through a controversial penalty and a red card to Alhasan Mohammed in the 79th minute.

Maxwell Abbeyquaye’s first half goal ensured Accra Great Olympics got over the line in 90 minutes at the expense of a Konadu-less Legon Cities-the coach was away in national duties with the Black Stars of Ghana.

Medeama dilemma continues as coach Ignatius Osei failed to deliver in a terrain that he knows very well with Eleven Wonders holding them to a goal-less draw.

Karela United survived early scares with a fantastic win against Berekum Chelsea. The visitors took the lead in the 8th minute but the host needed cool heads to to turn things around. Umar Bashiru equalized through a penalty kick in the first half before Darlington Gyan Fosu’s 50th minute goal proved to be the winner.

Free scoring Dreams FC inflicted more pains on newbies Accra Lions after trouncing them 3-1 at the Theatre of Dreams in Dawu. Vladislav Virić’ side have recovered well from that painful defeat to Kotoko and are flying high.

Elmina Sharks are languishing at the bottom of the league after a 2-0 defeat at Bechem as in-form David Abagna’s brace help Real Tamale United picked their first win of the season.

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