2022/23 Ghana Premier League: Week 2 match report – Accra Lions and Dreams FC picks win

Accra Lions secured their first win of the season after an impressive 2-1 victory over Karela United at the Accra Sports Stadium on Saturday. 

First half goals from Samuel Gyimah and Daniel Awuni and a second half consolation from Enock Agblenyo ensured the hosts grabbed all three points.

Accra Lions after suffering defeat on the road against Kotoku Royals last week, started the game strongly and should have been up by two goals in the first ten minutes after Eric Okyere and Youssouf Simpara came close.

Daniel Awuni pulled a save from Karela United goalkeeper Felix Kyei before Mohammed Shawkan fired from long range.

Karela United troubled the defence of Accra Lions momentarily but just half way through the first half the home side will get the opener after Samuel Gyimah met a teasing cross from Baba Apiiga.

Four minutes later, Accra Lions doubled their lead after a beautiful piece of play saw Daniel Awuni dummy a Karela defender and curl home for the second in the 27th minute.

Salifu Baba Apiiga pulled a great save from Kyei from a neatly worked freekick before halftime.

After the break, Karela United coach Bismarck Kobby Mensah made three changes as he tried to get something out of the game.

Second-half substitute Enock Agblenyo pulled one back at the hour mark after a moment of control from the visitors.

However, the hosts quickly woke from slumber and created some good chances.

Shawkan Mohammed came close to making it three but a timely intervention by a Karela United defender saw him miss a glorious opportunity.

Accra Lions will host Tamale City in their next game with Karela United engaging Dreams FC.

Dreams FC continued their startling start to the 2022-23 Ghana Premier League by claiming a narrow victory over Kotoku Royals FC on Saturday afternoon.

The “Still Believe” outfit recorded a 1-0 win at the Theatre of Dreams Dawu Park over the Akyem Royals to make it two wins out of two matches.

Ali Huzaf’s second-half strike was enough to preserve Dreams’ 100% record in the Ghanaian top-flight.

Dreams head coach Ignatius Osei-Fosu made no changes to the team that clinched a vital 1-0 away victory at Bibiani Goldstars FC on matchday one.

Lord Bawa Martey, Samuel Arthur, and Eric Danso Boateng were all handed their home debuts.

The first half of the matchday two fixture was virtually balanced with the two teams creating very few scoring opportunities.

The home side had an improved second half which paid off in the 71st minute as Huzaf got the breakthrough with a fine finish.

The “Still Believe” side takes an early lead on the premiership standings with six points after just two matches.

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