So, we have had 16 weeks of exciting football. Top of the news this week is the motor accident involving Ghanaian referees P.P. Awuah, R. Lathbridge, and K. Bentil which took the life of P.P. Awuah (may his soul rest in peace).
MATCH DAY HIGHLIGHT
Nathaniel Asamoah (Kotoko) murdered his former team, All Stars, in cold blood at the hitherto invincible Wa Park with two well taken goals.
Sumaila Nyanya (Real Tamale United) was too strong and had too much pace for the Hearts of Oak defenders at the Accra Sports Stadium. The striker led R. T. U to complete a season double victory over Hearts of Oak.
Coach J.E, Sarpong (Liberty Professionals) must be feeling proud of his veteran goal keeper, Osei Boateng, in post against Dwarfs at the Robert Mensah Stadium. The experienced shot stopper pulled a marvellous 90th minute save from an attempt at goal by Michael Nsaidu (Dwarfs). The Dwarfs winger dived to connect to an intelligent cross from one-time continental giant Emmanuel Osei Kufuour (Dwarfs).
Bismark Asiedu (Dwarfs) may have added his name to the score sheet on Match Day 16, but he will feel he could have contributed more if he had not blasted that clear one-v-one opportunity with his left foot almost to row Z.
THE LEAGUE TABLE
|King Faisal Babes||16||5||5||6||15||16|
|Hearts of Oak||16||5||4||7||10||10|
|Heart of Lions||16||4||7||5||8||8|
MATCH DAY 16 IN FIGURES
Home goals – 10
Away goals – 9
Total goals – 19
Hattrick – 0
Brace – 2 – Nathaniel Asamoah (Kotoko) and King Faisal’s Swanzie K. Baffuor each scored a brace on Match Day 16
Home wins – 4 – Aduana, Edubiase, B.A. Stars and Chelsea all won their home games
Aways wins – 2 – Real Tamale United and Kotoko were away winners
Draws – 2 – All the draws involved goals.
Penalties – 2 – Berekum Chelsea and Heart of Lions won and scored from penalties
Highest scoring game – 4 goals were scored between former city rivals King Faisal and Kessben
Best attacking team – Kotoko and Kessben went away from home to score 2 goals each
Best defensive team – RTU and Kotoko kept clean sheets on the road
Clean sheets – Kotoko’s Isaa Amoako, B. A. Stars’ Nurudine Mohammed and R.T.U’s Mohammed Opash all kept clearn sheets. Opash and Amoako played away while Mohammed played at home.
SEASON CUMULATIVE SUMMARY (AS AT MATCH DAY 16)
Top Scorer – Nana Poku (Arsenal), Nathaniel Asamoah (Kotoko), Fuseini Nuhu (New Edubiase), Bismark Asiedu (Dwarfs) all have 7 goals.
Home goals – 136
Away goals – 81
Total goals – 217
Total home wins/ away losses – 63
Total away wins/ home losses – 26
Total draws – 78
Hattricks – 2 hattricks have been scored. Stephen Manu (New Edubiase) and Morou Zakari (Liberty Professionals) have both scored 1 hattrick each.
Braces – 13 braces have been scored. Nathanie Asamoah (Kotoko) has scored 2 braces.
Total Scorers – 96 – players have registered their names on the score sheet. King Faisal has contributed 10 of the 96 scorers. Hearts of Oak and New Edubiase contributed the least scorers with 4 each.
Best attacking team (Home) – Kessben and Berekum Chelsea have all scored 12 home goals
Best attacking team (Away) – Kotoko, Edubiase and Chelsea have all scored 9 away goals
Best Attacking team (Total) – Berekum Chelsea have scored 21 goals in total, after playing 16 games
Best defensive team (Home) – Heart of Lions, New Edubiase and Berekum Chelsea have conceded only twice after 16 games
Best defensive team (Away) – Hearts of Oak and Aduana have conceded only two goals on the road.
Best defensive team (Total) – Aduana continues to be the best defensive team, conceding only twice
Clean sheets (Home) – Aduana and Berekum Arsenals have kept 6 clean sheets at home.
Clean sheets (Away) – On the road, Berekum Chelsea and New Edubiase have both kept 4 clean sheets
Clean sheets (Total) – In total New Edubiase and Aduana have the safest pair of hand with 9 clean sheets. Aduana’s post is kept by Stephen Adam, while Collins Addo plays in post for Edubiase.
Worst attacking team (Home) – B.A. Stars have managed only 5 goals in 8 home games
Worst attacking team (Away) – AshantiGold and Real Tamale United have scored only 2 goals on the road.
Worst Attacking team (Total) – Real Tamale United and B.A. Stars have scored 8 goals each after 16 games.
Worst defensive team (Home) – Liberty Professionals and Kotoko have so far conceded 9 goals each at home.
Worst defensive team (Away) – Mighty Jets have conceded 16 goals on the road.
Worst defensive team (Total) – B.A. Stars have conceded 22 goals