The final games of the normalisation committee special competition were played this weekend.
With Hearts of Oak already qualified and also secured top spot, the game at Dawu against bottom half Dreams FC was almost a mere formality. Dreams got one over the phobians, beating them 1-0 to end a rather disappointing campaign on a high.
Elmin Sharks also with their qualification hopes dashed beat bottomed place Inter Allies by a goal to nil courtesy a Benjamin Tweneboa penalty.
The race for the second spot was between two clubs; Liberty professionals and Karela United. A win for the Anyinase based team meant they were through regardless of what happens at Dansoman. They however got to the job done by beating Ebusua Dwarfs. Diawisie Taylor’s penalty -which takes his goal tally to 9( the most in the competition)- was enough to seal the win for them. Liberty did their part of the job too, beating WAFA 2-0 but that result could only get them 3rd place.
In Premier A, Kotoko needed to avoid defeat in Dormaa, a ground they have found results difficult to come by, to ensure qualification to the next round with Medeama breathing down their necks and looking to pounce.
Emmanuel Gyamfi made history and became the first Kotoko player to score at Dormaa. Aduana Stars however pegged them level but Kotoko held on for a point and ensured qualification to the semi final.
Medeama beat Berekum Chelsea 2-0 to go level on points with Kotoko, but the porcupine warriors’ superior goal difference ensured they pipped them to qualification. Ashantigold FC left no room for complacency and beat Eleven Wonders 3-0 away at Techiman.
In the end, Kotoko face Hearts in a super 2 clash in the semi final, with the other tie being a tasty encounter between Karela United and Ashantigold.
The games are scheduled for June 15 and 16 with the final to be played a week later on June 23.