AshantiGold began their 2021/2022 Ghana Premier League with 1-0 away win against Eleven Wonders FC at the Ohene Ameyaw Park in Techiman.
A second half strike from substitute Eric Esso’s handed the Miners a hard-fought win.
Wonders head coach Yaw Acheampong handed debuts to four new players including goalkeeper Razak Issah and former Asante Kotoko striker Abass Mohammed.
It was the host who came close to opening the scoring of the match but AshantiGold were saved by the woodwork in the 32nd minute.
AshantiGold goalie Kofi Mensah produced a wonderful save to deny the hosts the opener four minutes from the break.
After the break, Ashantigold dominated play and came close to breaking the deadlock.
Eric Esso finally scored the winner for the Miners in the 83rd minute of the game with a long range shot.
Wonders will travel to Berekum to face Chelsea in match day two whereas AshantiGold will be at home to welcome Karela United at the Len Clay Stadium in Obuasi.
83′ Eric Esso