Archive for November, 2010

29
Nov
10

Glo (Ghana) Premier League 2010/2011: Top of the November Performers

Thirteen weeks into the season, reality is beginning to hit some clubs and players of the Glo (Ghana) Premier League. Real Tamale United is finding that there are too few ‘winnable’ games to overcome the threat of relegation. Asante Kotoko have still not found what hit them. Accra Hearts of Oak have had their ‘perpetual season favourite’ shine dimmed by emerging powerhouses of the Brong Ahafo – Berekum Chelsea, Berekum Arsenal and Aduana.

It was of little wonder that the month of November saw many clubs appointing new coaches. Kotoko’s Ebo Mends resigned to save his reputation from further damage and was replaced by Serbian Bogdan Korac, who has just not had his magic wand working. Cape Coast Dwarfs appointed Prof. Joseph Mintah. Orlando Wellington took over the Berekum Chelsea hot seat and has since turned the Berekum side into an undefeatable force, while Jonas Amissah was appointed head coach of struggling Mighty Jets. These changes notwithstanding, some players and coaches were outstanding.

As always, I made a compilation of players who impressed me most in the past month.

COACH – Johnson Smith (Berekum Arsenals)

For amassing 8 points and remaining unbeaten throughout the month of November, Johnson Smith of Berekum Arsenals deserves the coach of the month. Johnson Smith’s Arsenals are among the favourites to lift the title this season. National coach Herbert Addo also put up a good performance with his defensive tactics, amassing 7 point for the league leaders in November. New coach of Berekum Chelsea Orlando Wellington has also not lost a game since he took over the helm of affairs on November 1.

[1] Johnson Smith (Berekum Arsenals)

[2] Herbert Addo (Aduana)

[3] Orlando Wellington (Berekum Chelsea) Continue reading ‘Glo (Ghana) Premier League 2010/2011: Top of the November Performers’

29
Nov
10

Glo (Ghana) Premier League 2010/2011: Flops of November

Any average follower of the Glo (Ghana) Premier League would have guessed by now that the November flops list might have only Kumasi Asante Kotoko players because of the epic free fall the Porcupine Warriors are experiencing at the moment.

Emmanuel Clottey

One point out of a possible 18 for the so-called ‘African Club of the Century’ is disgraceful to say the least. None of the numerous ‘bright’ ideas by the Kotoko family to halt the club’s misfortune seems to be working – they have installed a new board, rearranged their management team, changed coaches, offloaded players, won huge sponsorship contracts which has helped them to offer juicy financial incentives to the playing body.

Some of the clubs followers are now convinced that the club has been jinxed due to their past attitude of sacking coaches and offloading players for no reason. I am of the view though, that all the club needs is time to regenerate. After all, time heals all wounds.

The woes of the onetime Africa’s most exciting team aside, I compiled some of the worse performances in the league in the month of November.

[3] The undisciplined duo – Addoquaye Addo (Ashgold) and Daniel Larbi Coomson (B. A. Stars)

Larbi Coomson is arguably the brightest spot in the B. A. Stars’ set up. But his unruly behaviour on Match Day 12, when they played against Kotoko at home at the Coronation Park cannot be accepted under any circumstance. A Kotoko player who tripped Coomson went unpunished. Coomson responded by slapping the player while pushing him off at the same time. Continue reading ‘Glo (Ghana) Premier League 2010/2011: Flops of November’

29
Nov
10

Glo (Ghana) Premier League: Week 13 Statistics

Baba Yara, Kumasi: Kotoko 2-3 Berekum Chelsea

1-0 Prince Boateng

2-0  Alfred Arthur (own goal)

2-1 Yaw Alexander

2-2 Abdul Basit

2-3 Emmanuel Clottey

Accra Sports: Mighty Jets 2-1 New Edubiase

0-1 Emmanuel Baffoe

1-1 Mohammed Murkson

2-1 Kofi Owusu

Kpandu Park, Kpandu: Heart of Lions 1-1 Hearts of Oak

0-1 Douglass Nkrumah

1-1 Godfred Asante

Continue reading ‘Glo (Ghana) Premier League: Week 13 Statistics’

24
Nov
10

SCOUT: Peter Frimpong-Abban (RWB, CDM, RDM)

Peter Frimpong Abban

Peter Frimpong Abban

IMPORTANT STATISTICS

NAME: Peter Frimpong-Abban

POSITIONS: Right (Wing) Back, Defensive Midfielder

NATIONALITY: Ghanaian

DATE OF BIRTH: 03/06/1996

HEIGHT: 5 ft 5 in

WEIGHT: 55kg

CURRENT CLUB: Sill-Sport Academy (Squad Number 19)

NICK (PSEUDO) NAME: Ayala Wonderz

ROLE MODELS: Roberto Ayala, Abu Diaby, Nemanja Vidic, Michael Essien, Carles Puyol.

Continue reading ‘SCOUT: Peter Frimpong-Abban (RWB, CDM, RDM)’

21
Nov
10

Glo (Ghana) Premier League: Week 12 Statistics

Berekum Chelsea kept their grip on the Glo (Ghana) Premier League with a 2-1 win against All Stars. Kumasi Asante Kotoko could not beat 10-man B.A. Stars away from home at Sunyani. The Porcupine Warriors have now picked 1 point out of a possible 15. The pressure is mounting on Serbian Bogdan Korak to find wins for the pride of Asante.

John Antwi took advantage of a howler by Ashgold shot stopper Isaac Akon to score a late winner for struggling giants Accra Hearts of Oak at the Accra Sports Stadium. Nana Poku of Berekum Arsenals deepened the woes of relegation-threatened Real Tamale United with a second half stunner.

On the goal king front, Berekum Arsenals’ Nana Poku scored his 6th goal of the season to catch up with New Edubiase’s Stephen Manu.

Find details below:

Babayara, Kumasi: King Faisal 1-0 Heart of Lions

1-0 Mickey Ofosu

Golden City Park, Berekum: Chelsea 2-1 All Stars

1-0 Bismark Idan

1-1 Fatau Mohammed

2-1 Emmanuel Clottey

Accra Sports, Accra: Hearts of Oak 1-0 AshantiGold FC

1-0 John Antwi Continue reading ‘Glo (Ghana) Premier League: Week 12 Statistics’

16
Nov
10

GHANAIAN FOOTBALLERS IN EUROPE 12-14 NOVEMBER 2010

COMPILED BY CHRISTOPHER OPOKU

Andre Rami Morgan Ayew could win BBC African Player of the year

Andre Rami Morgan 'Dede' Ayew could win BBC African Player of the year

ENGLAND

In the Premier League, Asamoah Gyan scored in the 52nd minute and was replaced in the 83rd minute by Steed Malbranque as Sunderland thrashed Chelsea 3-0 at Stamford Bridge. Danny Welbeck scored in the 87th minute and was replaced three minutes later by Ahmad Al Muhammadi for Sunderland. John Mensah was absent for Sunderland due to injury. Michael Essien also missed the match for Chelsea through suspension.

Richard Kingston replaced Matthew Gilks at half time as Blackpool drew 0-0 with West Ham United at Upton Park. John Paintsil was an unused substitute as Fulham drew 0-0 with Newcastle United at St James Park. In the Championship, Lloyd Sam replaced Max-Alain Gradel in the 60th minute as Leeds United beat Bristol City 3-1. Patrick Agyemang replaced Rob Hulse in the 67th minute as Queens Park Rangers drew 0-0 with Nottingham Forest.

SCOTLAND

In the Scottish Premier League, Prince Buaben was booked in the 63rd minute and played the entire match as Dundee United drew 1-1 with Kilmarnock. Francis Dickoh was replaced in the 66th minute by Paul Hanlon as Hibernian beat Motherwell 2-1. Continue reading ‘GHANAIAN FOOTBALLERS IN EUROPE 12-14 NOVEMBER 2010′

16
Nov
10

Glo (Ghana) Premier League: Week 11 Statistics

Professor of Sports and Fitness, Joseph Mintah, who has taken over as head coach of Cape Coast based Dwarfs started his tenure in a whirlwind fashion as his side beat league leaders Berekum Chelsea 3-1 at home on Match Day 11. Orlando Wellington, also a new coach of Berekum Chelsea who started well by beating league leaders Kessben last week had to take coaching lessons from the professor.

New coach for Kotoko, Bogdan Korak did not have a good time. The Serbian tactician could not stop the free fall of Kumasi Asante Kotoko, as his side could not handle the free-scoring New Edubiase side even on their home soil. So angry was the Serbian that after the game, he ordered his players to run around the pitch for over an hour. This 1-2 loss to New Edubiase FC means that Kotoko has lost 4 games on a row, 3 of which were their home grounds – the once feared Baba Yara Stadium.

Another new coach, Jonas Amissah of Mighty Jets proved his worth with a solid 1-0 win against giant Accra Hearts of Oak at the Accra Sports Stadium, of all places.

On the goal king front, Abdul Wahab (King Faisal), Nana Poku (Arsenal), Bismark Asiedu (Dwarfs), Fuseini Nuhu (New Edubiase) are all hot on Stephen Manu (New Edubiase) trail with 5 goals each, one short of Manu’s goal collection.

Details below:

Accra Sports: Mighty Jets 1-0 Hearts of Oak

1-0 Aaron Amoah

Baba Yara,Kumasi: Kotoko 1-2 New Edubiase

0-1 Nuhu Fuseini

0-2 Nuhu Fuseini

1-2 Daniel Nii Adjei Continue reading ‘Glo (Ghana) Premier League: Week 11 Statistics’

08
Nov
10

GHANAIAN FOOTBALLERS IN EUROPE 5-7 NOVEMBER 2010

SOURCE: CHRISTOPHER OPOKU

ENGLAND

In the Premier League, Michael Essien missed Chelsea’s 2-0 loss to Liverpool due to a toe injury. Asamoah Gyan scored in the 9th and 86th minutes as Sunderland beat Stoke City 2-0. John Mensah was replaced by Anton Ferdinand in the 67th minute for Sunderland. Richard Kingston was on the bench as Blackpool drew 2-2 with Everton. John Paintsil was an unused substitute as Fulham drew 1-1 with Aston Villa.  In the Championship, Lloyd Sam was an unused substitute as Leeds United won 3-2 at Coventry City. Patrick Agyemang replaced Rob Hulse in the 81st minute as Queens Park Rangers defeated Reading 3-1.

SCOTLAND

In the Scottish Premier League, Francis Dickoh was an unused substitute as Hibernian lost 2-0 at home to Heart of Midlothian. Prince Buaben played the full game as Dundee United won 1-0 at Hamilton Academical.

SPAIN

In the La Liga, Derek Boateng was booked in the 57th minute and was sent off in the 80th minute as Getafe lost 3-1 at home to Barcelona. Jeffrey Sarpong replaced Antoine Griezmann in the 79th minute as Real Sociedad beat Racing Santander 1-0. Quincy Owusu Abeyie replaced Juanmi in the 59th minute as Malaga lost 1-0 to Espanyol.  In the Segunda, Mubarak Wakaso was booked in the 63rd minute and played the full game as Elche beat Las Palmas 3-2.  Jonathan Mensah played the full match as Granada lost 2-1 to Cartagena. Ransford Osei was not in Granada’s squad. Continue reading ‘GHANAIAN FOOTBALLERS IN EUROPE 5-7 NOVEMBER 2010′

07
Nov
10

Glo (Ghana) Premier League: Week 10 Statistics

Bernard Dong Bortey: scored a brace against Kotoko on Match Day 10

Bernard Dong Bortey: scored a brace against Kotoko on Match Day 10

Ashgold coach David Duncan, put Real Tamale United boss Telat Uzum’s job in a precarious position when he masterminded a perfect 0-1 win away from home at the Tamale Park. Meanwhile, at the Agyeman Badu II Park in Dormaa, title defenders Aduana delivered their promise of deepening the woes of Kumasi Asante Kotoko with a 2-0 win.

The free fall of Kotoko seems to be happening faster than Tour de France coming off the Pyrenees. The highlight of the week was however at the Accra Sports Stadium where (fallen from grace) goalkeeper Patrick Antwi stood between Hearts of Oak a home victory against Dansoman-based Liberty Professionals. The Liberty goalkeeper capped an excellent day by saving a Uriah Asante penalty. The Dansoman team run away with the maximum 3 points.

 

Find the details of Match Day 10 (November 7, 2010) below:

 

Essipong, Sekondi: Kessben 0-1 Berekum Chelsea

0-1 Emmanuel Osei Banahene

Babayara, Kumasi: King Faisal 2-1 Mighty Jets

1-0 Abdul Wahab

2-0 Abdul Wahab

2-1 Stephen Adam

Accra Sports, Accra: Hearts of Oak 0-1 Liberty Professionals

0-1 Capi Souma

Agyeman Badu II, Dormaa: Aduana 2-0 Kotoko

1-0 Bernard Dong Bortey

2-0 Bernard Dong Bortey Continue reading ‘Glo (Ghana) Premier League: Week 10 Statistics’

06
Nov
10

Splendid Asamoah Gyan!!


Football Made in Ghana congratulates Asamoah Gyan
for a splendid performance against Stoke City today (November 6, 2010). The iconic striker got a brace against Stoke City to cap a splendid performance.

Ghana is proud of you Baby Jet!




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