19th August, 2009, Aduana Stars on Wednesday qualified for the Premier League when they came from a goal down to beat Universal Stars 2-1 in an uncompromising Zone One Middle League match played at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium in Kumasi.
Aduana now on six points has secured automatic qualification regardless of the outcome of the last matches to be played on Sunday. Playing in red and black stripped jerseys, Universal were the first to open the scoring in the 25th minute with a great goal, courtesy Osman Sakora.
The player cleverly picked a pass from Kwame Toure in the opponents’ goal area and flicked the ball over the head of advancing goal keeper Musa Yahaya to send their supporters into wild jubilation. Down by a goal, the two Brong-Ahafo teams from then concentrated their play in the midfield to end the first half in favour of Universal Stars. Aduana, from recess resorted to a beautiful game plan to perfection to level the scoring in the 72nd minute through skipper Sam Asiedu in a swift counter attack.
The Universal goalkeeper had no answer to the thunderbolt of a shot delivered by the Skipper of Aduana Stars. The Dormaa lads who were gingered by the goal took total control in the mid-field and made countless forays into their opponents’ goal area, using the flanks.
This paid off for them as in one of their incursions up-front in the 78th minute they clinched the winner. Skipper Asiedu, who played as if he was possessed meandered his way through the mid-field to send a carpet pass to Yaw Frimpong who in turn located danger-man Richard Addai to connect home from an in-swinger.
In the other Zone One encounter, Guan United beat Bechem United 2-1.