WAFA equal GPL record unbeaten home run

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WAFA have equaled the longest unbeaten run in the Ghana Premier League after their 2-0 triumph over defending champions Aduana Stars on Wednesday.

Aminu Mohammed and Musa Nuhu scored in each half to extend their unbeaten home run to 46 league games in the top flight, equalling the record set by Berekum Arsenal between November 2014 to July 2009.

WAFA's last home loss was in January 2015 when they were beaten 1-0 by Ashanti Gold.

They have since established their Sogakope home as a fortress, dispatching sides with brutal efficiency in the process.

Wednesday's win over Aduana was secured after an influential display by Aminu Mohammed, their best player so far this season. His goal late in the first half was his third of the season, but the win was not enough to take his side top of the Ghana Premier League.

That honour belongs to Ashanti Gold, who are setting the early pace.

They are the only side with a 100-percent record this season, with three wins in three games, after Richard Osei Agyemang's second-half strike against Karela.

This was further evidence that the Obuasi club, aiming to win the league title for the first time in four years, have the character to eke out victories even when things aren't going their way.

The best performance of the midweek games came in Techiman, where Eleven Wonders beat Bechem United 3-1 to record their first-ever win in the Ghana Premier League with a brace from Abdul Wahab and superb strike by Kwaku Adu.

After victory in the first of many Brong Ahafo derbies this season, Wonders remain unbeaten this term and will hope their early form continues.

Kumasi Asante Kotoko's bid to regain the league crown suffered an early setback in Tarkwa where their former player Kwame Boateng scored from the penalty spot deep into injury time to hand them a 1-0 defeat.

The Porcupine Warriors are already playing catch up, and are now five points behind leaders AshGold.

Coach Paa Kwesi Fabian was fuming with the award of the spotkick, but his side were lucky to still be in the game at the death. having created little. They were bailed out once again by goalkeeper Felix Annan who was their man of the match for a third game.

Elsewhere, Dreams FC and Inter Allies emerged victors in the double header of games in Cape Coast.

Zuberu Sharani struck his second goal of the season to give Dreams all three points against Wa All Stars who have only one point so far from three games.

Liberty Professionals are struggling too, after Richard Gyawu-Boateng's brace sunk them at Cape Coast in a 2-0 win for Inter Allies.

Gyawu-Boateng is one of six players on two goals from three games in the early goal-king race with Aminu Mohammed out in front on three.