MATCH DAY HIGHLIGHTS
LENCLAY, OBUASI. Referee E.N Biney had to call of the game due to security reasons. AshantiGold and Edubiase who represent the same geographical area on Ghana’s map have not hidden the height to which they intend to take this local rivalry. New Edubiase and AshantiGold officials are blaming each other for the volatile state of security.
BABAYARA, KUMASI. Nathaniel Asamoah (Kotoko) continued with his new found scoring form. This time, Cape Coast based Mysterious Dwarfs were the victims of his well-taken goals. But the revelation of the day was Kotoko’s right full back Yaw Frimpong, whose defensive skills and forward runs, delighted the crowd.
GOLDEN CITY, BEREKUM. In what was an emotionally charged game, to be remembered more for exchange of bad tackles, attacks on referee S. Mordey and time wasting antics of Hearts of Oak players than for the beauty of the game, it was the battle between Hearts of Oak defender Godwin Osei Bonsu and Berekum Arsenals poacher Nana Poku which stole the show.
TAMALA SPORTS STADIUM. It looks like Gargo Mohammed has discovered the alchemy which will bring gold to Tamale. Sumaila Nyanya joined Loius Agyemang and Nathaniel Asamoah in the league of domestic strikers on a riot, as he grabbed a deserved equalizer against visiting King Faisal.
WA PARK. Visiting Kessben (Medeama) put up a good fight against home sides All Stars. It was a beautiful save of Frank Sarfo Gyamfi’s goal-bound shot by Kessben (Medeama SC) goal keeper Mozart Adjetey in the 48th minute which would be talked about. But Frank Sarfo Gyamfi will have his pound of flesh with a 40 yard screamer to save All Stars from another home defeat.
CARL REINDORF. Emmanuel Clottey came from the bench to score for league leaders Berekum Chelsea. Clottey scored from a well taken free kick, his second free kick goal of the season. Goalkeeper Ernest Sowah however stole the show with some nice saves.
THE LEAGUE TABLE
|Hearts of Oak||17||6||4||7||11||10||1||22|
|Heart of Lions||17||5||7||5||10||8||2||22|
|King Faisal Babes||17||5||5||7||16||18||-2||20|
MATCH DAY 17 IN FIGURES
Home goals – 8
Away goals – 5
Total goals – 13
Hattrick – 0
Brace – 0
Home wins – 4 – R.T.U, Kotoko, Mighty Jets and Heart of Lions all won their home games
Away wins – 2 – Hearts of Oak and Berekum Chelsea were away winners
Draws – 1 – All the draws involved goals.
Penalties – 1 – Tawfic Alolo was brought down at Tamale Stadium by a King Faisal defender. He stepped up and scored.
Highest scoring game – 3 goals were scored between relegation-threatened teams Mighty Jets and B.A. Stars as well as RTU and King Faisal.
Best attacking team – Heart of Lions and Mighty Jets scored found the nets twice.
Best defensive team – Hearts of Oak, Heart of Lions and Berekum Chelsea kept clean sheets.
Clean sheets – Kotoko’s Isaac Amoako, Hearts of Oak’s Sammy Adjei and Joseph Addo of Heart of Lions all recorded clean sheets for their clubs.
SEASON CUMULATIVE SUMMARY (AS AT MATCH DAY 17)
Top Scorer – Nana Poku (Arsenal), Nathaniel Asamoah (Kotoko), Fuseini Nuhu (New Edubiase), Bismark Asiedu (Dwarfs) all have 7 goals.
Home goals – 144
Away goals – 86
Total goals – 230
Total home wins/ away losses – 67
Total away wins/ home losses – 28
Total draws – 79
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 – 102 – players have registered their names on the score sheet.
|Heart of Lions||D||D||L||L||W|
|Hearts of Oak||D||L||L||L||W|
|King Faisal Babes||D||L||D||D||L|
Best attacking team (Home) – Kessben and Berekum Chelsea have all scored 12 home goals.
Best attacking team (Away) – Chelsea leads on the away goal table with 10 goals.
Best Attacking team (Total) – Berekum Chelsea have scored 22 goals in total, after playing 17 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 conceded only 5 goals on the road.
Best defensive team (Total) – Heart of Lions have conceded only 8 goals in total.
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) – B.A. Stars scored 9 goals each after 17 games.
Worst defensive team (Home) – Liberty Professionals have so far conceded 10 goals at home.
Worst defensive team (Away) – B.A. Stars have conceded 18 goals on the road.
Worst defensive team (Total) – B.A. Stars have conceded 24 goals
CLEAN SHEET LEAGUE
|Heart of Lions||
|Hearts of Oak||3||5||8|
|King Faisal Babes||3||2||5|