By Stephen Appiah, GNA
Accra, May 16,
GNA - AshantiGold striker, Abdul Shafiu Mumuni’s performance against Aduana
claimed an important three points for the miners, whilst Accra Hearts of Oak
and Kumasi Asante Kotoko needed late spot kicks to pick maximum points in the
Ghana Football Association (GFA) Normalisation Committee Special Competition.
The match day
12 of the Normalisation Committee(NC) special competition, played on Wednesday,
May 15, at the various league centers, saw clubs making a strong case to
progress to the next stage of the competition and recorded surprise away wins.
In the Northern
Zone (Zone A), AshantiGold made it two wins in a row after their striker,
Shafiu Abdul Mumuni scored a hat-trick in an emphatic 4-1 victory at home
against Aduana Stars, who were at third on table with 15 points.
means, Ashgold would now move to third position with 17 points and a point
behind second placed team Asante Kotoko who needed a late spot kick from
defender Abdul Ganiu at home against Eleven Wonders to move to 19 points with
only a point behind leaders Medeama.
In the other
group matches, Bechem United moved to 14 points after they traveled to Berekum
to beat Berekum Chelsea 3- 1, who are seventh on the table with just five
points, courtesy goals from Kojo Owusu, Charles Mensah and Hope Ayayevu.
southern zone (Zone B), a 75th minutes penalty strike from Christopher Bonney
at home stretched Accra Hearts of Oak lead in the group to 25 points, over
their closest opponent Karela United, who are second with 21 points, Whilst
West Africa Football Academy (WAFA) are fifth on the group standing with 18
points after a surprise home defeat to Elmina Sharks who are now leading the
home side with goals difference.
poor run of form continued in the competition as they suffered 2-0 home defeat
to Liberty Professionals, who have now moved to third place in the group
standing with 19 points.
Dwarfs and Dreams FC match was postponed due to heavy rainfall and the game
would play on May 16.
Below are the
full standings of the NC special tournament:
ZONE A STANDING; Points (pts), Goals Difference
1. Medeama SC - 19pts +3Gls, 2. Asante
Kotoko - 18pts +7Gls, 3. AshantiGold - 17pts. +4Gls, 4. Aduana Stars - 15 pts 0Gls, 5. Bechem
United - 14 pts -2Gls, 6. Eleven Wonders - 11pts -2Gls, 7. Berekum Chelsea
- 5 pts. -9Gls.
ZONE B STANDING;
1. Hearts of
Oak - 25pts +9Gls, 2. Karela
United - 21 pts. +3 Gls, 3. Liberty - 19pts. +6 Gls, 4. Elmina
Sharks - 18 pts. +5Gls,
- 18 pts. 0 Gls, 6. Abusua
Dwarfs - 11 pts. -7Gls, 7. Dreams FC - 10 pts. -7Gls, 8. Inter Allies - 6 pts. -11 Gls.