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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.Another shameful act of indiscipline was displayed by Addoquaye Addo on Match Day 10 when the Miners travelled to Tamale to play Real Tamale United. Apparently frustrated by his lack of goals, this season, the Ashgold forward resorted to kicking legs instead of balls. A yellow card was not enough to calm him down, as he went on to push a Real Tamale United player and displayed very rude behaviour when the referee whistled against him. His coach, David Duncan, might have to advice him to direct his masculinity towards the goal post. 1 goal in 13 games does not speak well of a forward of a club of Ashgold’s stature.

 

Soulama Abdulai

Soulama Abdulai

[2] Soulama Abdulai (Kumasi Asante Kotoko)

Kotoko goalkeeper Soulama Abdulai had a piss poor game against New Edubiase on Match Day 11. Two errors from the experienced goalkeeper gave the Edubiase poacher Nuhu Fuseini the advantage to sink Kotoko. First, the Burkinabe appeared to be fixing or lacing his boots when he was to receive a pass from his colleague. Fuseini took advantage of the lapse in concentration to punish Kotoko. Soulama’s performance on the day was to get worse when his poor ball handling delivered another glorious opportunity for Fuseini to get the second goal. With such terrible form, it is of no wonder that youngster George Arthur has taken over as Kotoko’s number 1 goal keeper in the absence of Isaac Amoako. George himself has not had it easy; conceding 3 goals in the 2 games he has played.

 

[1] Emmanuel Clottey

The Black Stars striker and Berekum Chelsea super sub is usually a good player who does not just find the net for his team but also contributes to its entire performance. But this was not to be on Match Day 10 when Clottey substituted Emmanuel Osei Banahene in the 65th minute. The striker’s absent mindedness and terrible performance was capped with what we might call the miss of the season. Kessben goal keeper Mozart Adjetey was beaten and helpless, but Clottey still missed. Now that’s deserving of the flop of the month.

 

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