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betpawa GPL matchday 17 wrap: Kotoko fall to Dreams FC, King Faisal beat RTU

By Vincent Ashitey
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Dreams FC scored in either half to beat champions Asante Kotoko 2-0 at the theatre of Dreams - Dawu on Sunday.

The Still Believe lads grabbed the win through youngster Aholou Avocevou and Agyenim Boateng Mensah. 

Dreams FC went into the game hoping to grab the points and move out of the relegation after losing their previous home gamed to Aduana FC by a goal to nil. Coach Karim Zito named Augustine Koomson in post and he lived up to the billing as he put up a gallant display to save his side.

After a dominant display in the opening minutes, Aholou Avocevou, put the home side in the lead in the 14th minute after beautifully connecting from a lovely free kick.

Dreams FC added to the tally in the 60th minute through Agyenim Boateng Mensah. The former Nzema Kotoko attacker went round the Asante Kotoko backline before planting the ball beyond Ibrahim Danlad with a well-placed shot.

Dreams FC dominated the match and deservedly took all three points. The result will no doubt boost their confidence as they look to climb up the league table. They now have 23 points and moved to the middle of the table while Asante Kotoko stay in third place with 27 points - 5 points behind leaders Aduana FC and one point behind second placed Accra Hearts of Oak.

New boys - Nsoatreman FC scored two second half goals to down Great Olympics 2-1 at Nana Konamansah Park. Baba Mahama

opened the scoring in the 11th minute before Kwame Nana added to the tally in the 33rd minute. Back from recess, Ayittey Ayikwei reduced the deficit for Accra Great Olympics.

The battle for survival was in full gear at Sameraboi where FC Samartex 1996 took on Legon Cities. The visitors went into the game seeking to grab the points to boost their chances of survival and decently did so with two second half goals. Seidu Abubakar scored first in the 61st but Kofi Kordzie equalized on the stroke of full time before Francis Oteng scored the match winner in injury time.

In Kumasi - King Faisal rallied to a 1-0 win against Real Tamale United with the only goal of the match coming through Benjamin Bature in the 88th minute.

Elsewhere at the Aliu Mahama stadium, Tamale City drew goalless with Medeama SC.

Meanwhile, Karim Ayeh and Evans Adomako scored two first-half goals to hand Karela United a 2-1 win against Kotoku Royals at the Crosby Awuah Memorial Park. Richard Dzikoe cancelled Karim Ayeh's goal but it wasn't enough as Karela United held on to grab the maximum points.