HOME must be a sweet place for Ghanaian football clubs. Today, the second week games of the Ghana Premier League were honored. After the first week games, pundits and followers alike had a quick impression about who the movers and shakers will be this season. Week two came with very little surprise. All home clubs won their game.
Team of the Week
Kotoko were the most sensational side this week. Former Brong Ahafo United player, Stephen Manu (aka, BA!) led the Fabulous boys of Kumasi Asante Kotoko to continued making Babayara a fortified city.
Manu netted two goals against confident Ashantigold SC to cap a wonderful performance. It was a day when players decided to punish their old clubs. On the day, Alex Asamoah, whose transfer from the Miners to the Porcupine camp had been froth with controversy got his name on the score sheet while Nana Arhin Duah who was moved to Kotoko in exchange of Asamoah also got himself a goal.
A total of 21 goals were scored this week, 16 of which were scored at home while 5 were scored away from home. Compared to last week, the goal tally has increased by 23.53% from 17 to 21. The percentage increase is accounted for by the number of home goals. Osei Bonsu (Arsenals), Nana Arhin Duah (Ashantigold SC), Bassit Ibrahim (King Faisal), Charles Nertey (Hasaacas) and Kwabena Dodzi (Gamba All Blacks) were all away goal scorers.
Top of the Goal King Class
Eric Bekoe, last season’s top marksman is missing in action so far. New names are emerging on the strikers radar. Richard Atika (Chelsea), Stephen Manu (Kotoko) and Jacko Arafat (Ashantigold) have distinguished themselves so far with two goals each. Atika and Manu were on the score card this week. It would be interesting to see how far Atika especially goes.
Home Sweet Home
Sporting Mirren were the only away winning team last weak. It looks as though this week, teams have gotten stronger in front of their home crowds. I think away teams should work harder at braking the home jinx.
Overall, it has been a good week. I personally look forward to the performance of Sporting Mirren, Stephen Manu and John Atika next week.