Leaders Asante Kotoko lost grounds after drawing 0-0 with Aduana Stars at the Baba Yara Stadium.
Kotoko's attacking force looked sterile in the absence of top striker Ahmed Toure who has been permitted to visit his sick mother in Ivory Coast.
They had the chunk of possession but lacked the killer instinct.
Strikers Nathaniel Asamoah and Kofi Nti Boakye were the worst culprits.
Aduana welcomed back star striker Bernard Dong Bortey who terrorized the defensive set up of Kotoko.
Kotoko are still on top of the league table but are tied on points with arch-rivals Hearts of Oak.