Pele saves Hearts from defeat

Hearts of Oak’s difficult start to the season continued as a late header from Osei Pele denied Chelsea all three points in their game at the Ohene Djan Stadium, in Accra.

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Abdul Basit had given the Berekum side a deserved lead slamming home from close range after the Hearts defence failed to deal with a cross into the box.

But with three minutes to end play, Pele from an unmarked position headed the ball in the far post of Sowah Adjetey to make it 1-1 as the pressure mounted on Coach Paa Kwesi Fabin.

Chelsea had two penalty appeals turned down in the late minutes as Hearts earned a share of the spoils.

Kessben FC was in superior form at the Sekondi Sports Stadium where they beat New Edubiase 3-1 to stay top of the Glo Premier League table.

Just 30 seconds into the game, Hans Kwoffie opened the scoring with James Boadu also scoring to put the leaders into a 2-0 lead before Stephen Manu pulled one back for Edubiase after 30 minutes.

But just before both sides headed into the break, Kessben captain Joe Hendricks scored from a spot kick in the 35th minutes.

Bernard Dong-Bortey’s spot kick on the stroke of halftime helped Aduana Stars to a 1-0 victory at the Dormaa Park against B.A. Stars. The champions are second and a point off the leaders.

Real Tamale United posted their first win of the campaign, beating All Stars 2-0 at the Tamale Sports Stadium.

Goals from Richard Yeboah and Richard Annan sealed the three points for RTU to lift them off the bottom of the table.

King Faisal continues to remain in the bottom three after they were stunned at home by Ebusua Dwarfs. A brace from captain Bismarck Asiedu ensured that the Cape Coast side beat Faisal 2-1 as Mohammed Farouk pulled one back for the home team.

Gilbert Fiamenyo’s second half goal handed Heart of Lions a 1-0 win over 10-man Liberty Professionals at the Kpando Park. Liberty’s Isaac Donkor was sent off in the second half.

The day’s biggest fixture, the clash between Berekum Arsenals and Asante Kotoko at the Golden City Park could not come off due to a clash of stripes.

A decision would be taken by the Disciplinary Committee on that fixture.

In a late kick off game, AshantiGold sent Mighty Jets bottom of the pack after defeating the newcomers 3-0 at the Len Clay Stadium to wrap up the match-day-6 fixtures.

Addoquaye Addo, Nana Yaw Afriyie and Mohammed Yakubu scored all three goals for the Miners.

Match-day-6 Results

King Faisal 1 – 2 Dwarfs

Hearts of Oak 1 – 1 Chelsea

Aduana Stars 1 – 0 BA Stars FC

Heart of Lions 1 – 0 Liberty Professionals

Real Tamale United 2 – 0 All Stars

Kessben FC 3 – 1 Edubiase FC

AshantiGold 3 – 0 Mighty Jets

Arsenals 0 – 0 Asante Kotoko [Called off due to clash of jerseys]

Source: GFA