Berekum Chelsea ended Asante Kotoko’s unbeaten run after defeating the league champions 2-0 in their week-12 Glo Premier League duel at the Golden City Park, Berekum.
The victory which pushed the former champions to the apex of the league table was masterminded by former Kotoko striker, Eric Bekoe.
The Porcupine Warriors hoped to return from Berekum with their 11-game unbeaten run intact, but the host had other ideas having profited from bad blood between Kotoko and Bekoe to sign the player earlier in the season.
Bekoe, stroke first in the 22nd minute taking advantage of poor defending, with former Kotoko midfield dynamo, Jordan Opoku adding to the tally to put the hosts in cruise control.
Kotoko returned from the break determined to overturn the scores, but Chelsea appeared resolute to send the former home empty handed.
The defeat means Kotoko are five points behind Chelsea and fifth place on the log with three games to end the first round.