Historic! first-ever Premier League championship for Medeama

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When Medeama SC defeated Tamale community 3-0 at Akoon Park to win the 2022/23 betPawa Premier League, the mining community of Tarkwa exploded into jubilant celebrations.

The home team’s players, officials, and fans went into a delirium to celebrate their greatest moment in Ghanaian football when Referee Eric Owusu Peprah’s signaled the game’s conclusion. The club had earned the right to dine at the top table of Ghanaian football as one of the 11 clubs (excluding the defunct Real Republicans) to win the league title.

It was a conflicted afternoon because the Tamale lads’ relegation from the top division was also brought on by their defeat. They are one of the worst three teams sent to the Division One League, along with Kotoku Royals and King Faisal.

Although Medeama knew that a draw would guarantee victory, they nonetheless went into the game with all guns blazing because their opponents needed to win to avoid relegation and maybe modify the league trophy’s course to go to rivals for the championship, Bechem United. Bechem, who finished the league in third place behind Aduana and six points behind the newly crowned champions, who won the league with 60 points from 34 games, suffered a 1-0 loss against Aduana Stars at Dormaa-Ahenko.

Joshua Agyemang got on the end of Kwadwo Amoako’s right-wing cross and flicked the ball beyond Tamale City goalkeeper Cisse Tijani to give Coach Evans Adotey’s team an early lead in front of a crowded stadium that was in an eager atmosphere.

When the visiting team sensed danger, they upped their effort, but they were unable to create good scoring opportunities because the Medeama boys made sure their defense was impenetrable to thwart any threats.

Jonathan Sowah scored two quick goals for the home team late in the game to seal victory and a historic championship on their turf.
Theophilus Anoba took a corner kick expertly in the 67th minute, and Sowah outran his defenders to head home the ball to put his team ahead 2-0.


He sprinted across the field and dove onto the pitch to celebrate the goal, getting the crowd pumped as they could see the title win coming soon.

Nine minutes later, Sowah once more ignited the crowd’s fervent celebration as he netted a magnificent goal. Derrick Fordjour, a midfielder, and he started a two-man play. Fordjour then passed the ball back to the tall striker, who made room for himself before launching a long-range shot into the roof of the net to secure a 3-0 victory, his team’s 10th straight home victory, and a historic championship victory.


Kurt Simeon-Okraku, president of the Ghana Football Association, later gave the league trophy to Medeama captain Kwasi Donsu, along with championship medals to the team’s players and technical staff, with the help of FA officials and several business partners.

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