Mohammed Sheriff scored from the spot to hand Asante Kotoko’s a 1-0 win over champions Medeama SC 1-0 in Kumasi.
The Reds started the game the better of the two sides with Steven Mukwala coming close after his strike early in the game hit the post.
Medeama responded on the other side with Mohammed Kamaridini’s header ruled out as offside.
Both sides kept in tidy at the back as the game with into recess without a goal from the first 45 minutes.
However, after the break, the host were awarded a penalty after Georges Mfegue was adjudged to have fouled inside the box by Kamaradini. Midfielder Sheriff elected himself for the spot kick and made no mistake as he sent Felix Kyei the wrong way.
Medeama chased he game, flooding the defence of Asante Kotoko with waves and waves of attack, but the host held on to collect all three points.