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Relegation Teams Confirmed After Final Round Of GPL Matches

The battle for survival hit its crescendo during the final round of matches of the Ghana Premier League. Liberty Professionals and Ebusua Dwarfs were the two teams to join the relegation queue. 

Aside Inter Allies who were relegated last two weeks, at least four clubs had their destiny to fight for on the final day. Some teams may have their way out courtesy head to head rule. The head to head rule is based on outcome between two opponents when they met in the first and return fixture. 

Elmina Sharks, Liberty Professionals, King Faisal, Ebusua Dwarfs and Legon Cities are some of the clubs who were caught up in the relegation web. The two teams gave an impressive display in the game. Chances fell the way of both sides in both halves but attackers could not make use of those opportunities. Asante Kotoko tried to pull parity but their efforts were not potent enough to salvage the situation. The lone GPL and victory for Elmina Sharks, saved them from relegation. A win was the only way out for the Elmina-based team. The defeat kept Asante Kotoko at the second spot on the Ghana Premier League table. 

Liberty Professionals took on King Faisal at home. This is a game that decides the future of either side in the Ghana Premier League. A draw does not give a better story depending on results from other venues. Both teams failed to hit the net, which means King Faisal are saved from demotion. The goalless draw had its adverse effect on Liberty Professionals as they were relegated. 

Legon Cities engaged Eleven Wonders at the Accra Sports Stadium. Visitors Eleven Wonders took the lead and added the second, but Matthew Anim Cudjoe and Hans Kwoffie registered goals to ensure they avert a drop out. Despite the scare in the early minutes of the match, coach Maxwell Konadu and his lads did not relent, working above themselves to come from behind and steal the show. 

Elsewhere, Ebusua Dwarfs hosted Bechem United, scoring two goals. From the blast of the whistle, Ebusua Dwarfs began to hunt for goals which they eventually arrived. The goals and win could not guarantee Ebusua Dwarfs a stay in the Ghana Premier League. They joined Inter Allies in the relegation net. 

Inter Allies and Liberty Professionals will join Zone 3 of the National Division One League, while Ebusua Dwarfs from central region join Zone 2. All three teams have another chance to stage a comeback if they are able to top their respective zones. 

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