Fatawu Safiu scored in a second consecutive game to cement Asante Kotoko’s lead on top of Zone A in the ongoing GFA Normalisation Special Cup after match day four.
Fatawu’s brace in the regional derby against Ashgold at the Kumasi Baba Yara Stadium, was all the goals recorded in a thrilling match.
Fatawu scored all two goals in six minutes, having scored his first in the 72nd minute and the second in 78th minute.
Ashgold’s fight for at least a consolation could not materialize as the Kotoko defence were resolute to allow in a goal.
In Accra, Joseph Esso also scored brace and missed a penalty as Hearts of Oak returned to winning ways to further deepen a wobbly Ebusua Dwarfs’ woes in the competition.
The former Dwarfs striker got two first-half goals for the Phobians with another former striker for Hearts of Oak, Bright Lukman scoring a consolation for the visiting side.
This was the first win for Phobians in three matches, having lost the two previous games.
In other results, Medeama SC earned a second straight home win with a 3-2 victory over Bechem United at the Tarkwa and Aboso Park on Wednesday.
Karela’s unbeaten run in the competition ended with a 2-1 away defeat to West Africa Football Academy (WAFA) at Sogakope.
Below are the full results of match day four;
Elmina: Elmina Sharks 0-0 Liberty
Accra: Hearts 2-1 Dwarfs
Tarkwa: Medeama 3-2 Bechem United
Berekum: Chelsea 0-1 Aduana Stars
Sogakope: WAFA 2-1 Karela
Kumasi: Kotoko 2-0 Ashgold