2022/23 GPL Week 1: Full Scores, Goalscorers, Man-of-the-Match Winners, Top Scorer’s Chart & League Table
The 2022/23 Ghana Premier League commenced with matchday 1 fixtures across the venues this weekend.
Great Olympics piped Bechem United in the season opener, posting a 1-0 victory over the travellers in Accra on Saturday afternoon.
Hearts of Oak’s Ghana Premier League season began with a loss to Aduana Stars at Dormaa, with the Ogya club claiming a deserved victory in front of their home fans at the Agyeman Badu Stadium.
Aduana had the majority of possession and created the most chances in the first half, but they were fortunate not to be behind as Hearts of Oak’s Dennis Korsah struck the post from inside the box just before halftime.
Just four minutes after the break, an unmarked Bright Adjei scored from close range to give the home team the lead.
Hearts improved after falling behind and had numerous chances to equalize but blew them all. Eric Esso’s last-minute free-kick effort missed the goal by an inch as Hearts left Dormaa empty-handed.
Hearts of Oak finished the game with 10 men after defender Caleb Amankwah, on his return to his former home, was controversially sent off in the dying embers.
Also on Sunday, defender Kofi Asmah scored the game-winning goal as Medeama beat Legon Cities, who had two players sent off.
Kotoku Royals won their first ever Ghana Premier League match, defeating Accra Lions by a single goal in Cape Coast.
Karela United beat newcomers Tamale City 1-0, Dreams FC stunned Gold Stars in Bibiani, and Real Tamale United were held to a goalless draw by Samartex, who were also making their league debut.
Chelsea will play as host to King Faisal on Monday, while the clash between Asante Kotoko and Nsoatreman FC has been postponed due to the former’s involvement in Caf Champions League.
Scores at a glance:
ACCRA: Great Olympics 1-0 Bechem United
Scorer: Samuel A. Quaye
Man of the match: Abdul Bashiru (Great Olympics)
DORMAA: Aduana Stars 1-0 Hearts of Oak
Scorer: Bright Adjei
Man of the match: Godfred Poku Wakii (Aduana stars)
TAMALE: RTU 0-0 FC Samartex
Man of the match: David Abagna (RTU)
ANYINASE: Karela United 1-0 Tamale City
Scorer: Samuel Atta Kumi
Man of the match: Samuel Atta Kumi (Karela United)
BIBIANI: Goldstars 0-1 Dreams FC
Scorer: Blessing Dana
Man of the match: Lord Bawah Martey – GK (Dreams FC)
EL-WAK: Legon Cities 0-1 Medeama SC
Scorer: Kofi Asmah
Man of the match: Kofi Mensah -GK (Medeama SC)
CAPE COAST: Kotoku Royals 1-0 Accra Lions
Scorer: Augustine Boakye
Man of the match: Clinton Quaye (Kotoku Royals)
Berekum Chelsea vs King Faisal
Asante Kotoko vs Nsoatreman
Top scorer’s Chart
1 goal each
- Samuel Ashie- Quaye – Olympics
- Bright Adjei – Aduana Stars
- Samuel Atta Kumi – Karela United
- Blessing Dana – Dreams FC
- Kofi Asmah – Medeama SC
- Augustine Boakye – Kotoku Royals