Posts Tagged ‘Glo Premier League

20
Jan
11

MONDAY MORNING EXPERT: GLO (GHANA) PREMIER LEAGUE MATCH DAY 19 IN FIGURES

Match Day 19 will go down as a Match Day of interesting officiating. Perhaps the six-week break will allow the Referees Association of Ghana to take a look at how their members have been faring.

SOME MATCH DAY HIGHLIGHTS

LENCLAY [AshantiGold 1-0 Hearts of Oak]: Back from suspension, Sammy Adjei could not save Hearts of Oak from a determined AshantiGold. The Obuasi based club who had been reportedly deserted by their coach, David Duncan, had to rely on directions from deputy coach Camara Dini to clinch a much needed 3 points from Hearts of Oak. But Hearts fans were not happy with referee Awal Mohammed. The fans felt that AshantiGold midfielder Alhaji Sannie had passed the ball to Samson Cudjoe who was in an offside position before beating goalkeeper Sammy Adjei only for Daniel Asamoah to tap in a goal-bound ball. Adjei was later replaced by Philemon McCarthy, the third goalkeeper they had tried in 2 games.

ROBERT MENSAH, CAPE COAST [Dwarfs 1-2 Medeama SC]: Referee Mercy Tagoe Quarcoo did not have a good day at Cape Coast. She dished out one penalty too many and on one occasion appeared to have given Dwarfs a penalty just to appease the home fans. Referee Tagoe’s faults aside, it was Kotoko-reject Kabiru Imoro who shot the away team into the lead with a cheeky goal. The rest of the goals were penalties. Kwame Frimpong Pele was probably the brightest spot in the Dwarfs squad, while goalkeeper Musa Tijani was in good form for Medeamma SC. Seidu Bansi would feel he could have contributed more had he scored from the penalty and taken all the chances that fell his way.

BABAYARA, KUMASI [Kotoko 3-1 B. A. Stars]: Kotoko did not have any mercy for the relegation-bound B.A. Stars whatsoever.  The Brong Ahafo team controlled the game in the first half after Prince Atakora Gyimah scored what might go down as the fastest goal this season. Against the run of play however,  back-to-form striker Samed Oppong and central defender Awal Mohammed killed off any hopes B. A. Stars had of picking points at Baba Yara. The brightest spot of the day was Kotoko midfielder Albert Bruce.

ACCRA SPORTS STATIUM [Mighty Jets 1-0 Aduana]: Title defenders were livid with Referee Solomon Mordey for denying them what they felt was a good goal. On the day however, it was veteran Winfred Dormon whose broke the deadlock by connecting to a well taken corner kick. Aduana goalkeeper could do little about that goal.

KPANDU PARK [Heart of Lions 1-0 King Faisal]: King Faisal players and officials left Kpandu angry! Referee Zakari had disallowed a supposedly good goal they had scored. Meanwhile, they strongly felt that Heart of Lions should not have been credited with their goal as the whole circumference of the ball did not cross the goal line. But the referee saw it differently and allowed Badu Asiamah’s goal to stand.

CARL REINDORF, DANSOMAN [Liberty 2-0 Edubiase]: This was the surprise victory of the day. The talking point of the day was the performance of young defender Alfred Nelson of Liberty professionals. Nelson’s performance left critics rearranging their notes. Many had wondered why Herbert Addo will ignore the several experienced defenders in the league include the young Nelson in his squad, but the lad stepped up to the challenge against one of the best teams this season.

THE LEAGUE TABLE

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Team MP W D L GF GA +/- Pts
1 Berekum Chelsea 19 13 2 4 23 15 8 41
2 Medeama SC 19 8 7 4 22 17 5 31
3 Aduana Stars 19 8 6 5 13 10 3 30
4 Edubiase 18 7 8 3 20 13 7 29
5 Heart of Lions 19 7 7 5 12 8 4 28
6 Asante Kotoko 19 8 3 8 21 17 4 27
7 Berekum Arsenal 19 6 8 5 16 16 0 26
8 Dwarfs 19 6 7 6 18 15 3 25
9 All Stars 19 6 7 6 18 19 -1 25
10 AshantiGold SC 18 7 4 7 11 10 1 25
11 Liberty Professionals 19 6 6 7 17 18 -1 24
12 Mighty Jets 19 7 3 9 16 20 -4 24
13 King Faisal Babes 19 6 5 8 17 19 -2 23
14 Hearts of Oak 19 6 4 9 11 12 -1 22
15 RTU 19 5 3 11 11 18 -7 18
16 B.A. Stars 19 4 2 13 10 29 -19 14

MATCH DAY 18 IN FIGURES

Home goals – 12

Away goals – 4

Total goals – 16

Hattrick – 0

Brace – 0

Home wins – 7–  AshantiGold, Kotoko, Heart of Lions, Mighty Jets, All Stars, Liberty and Berekum Arsenals were all home winners.

Away wins – 2 –  Medeama SC were the only away winners.

Draws – 0

Penalties – 4 – 3 of the 4 penalties were recorded in the game between Dwarfs and Medeama. The other was given to Kotoko against B. A. Stars

Highest scoring game – 4 goals were scored in the game between Kotoko and B. A. Stars.

Best attacking team – Kotoko scored three times on Match Day 19, the highest scored by any team on the day.

Best defensive team – All Stars, AshantiGold, Berekum Arsenals, Heart of Lions and Mighty Jets kept clean sheets. This will be the second clean sheet in a row recorded by Mighty Jets and Heart of Lions. Continue reading ‘MONDAY MORNING EXPERT: GLO (GHANA) PREMIER LEAGUE MATCH DAY 19 IN FIGURES’

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12
Jan
11

MONDAY MORNING EXPERT: GLO (GHANA) PREMIER LEAGUE MATCH DAY 17 IN FIGURES

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

Team MP W D L GF GA +/- Pts
Bechem Chelsea 17 12 2 3 22 13 9 38
Edubiase 16 7 7 2 19 11 8 28
Aduana Stars 17 7 6 4 12 9 3 27
Kessben 17 6 7 4 18 15 3 25
Asante Kotoko 17 7 3 7 18 15 3 24
Berekum Arsenal 17 5 8 4 15 15 0 23
Hearts of Oak 17 6 4 7 11 10 1 22
AshantiGold SC 16 6 4 6 10 9 1 22
Heart of Lions 17 5 7 5 10 8 2 22
All Stars 17 5 7 5 16 18 -2 22
Dwarfs 17 5 7 5 16 13 3 22
King Faisal Babes 17 5 5 7 16 18 -2 20
Mighty Jets 17 6 2 9 15 20 -5 20
Liberty Professionals 17 4 6 7 13 17 -4 18
RTU 17 5 3 9 10 15 -5 18
B.A. Stars 17 4 2 11 9 24 -15 14

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. Continue reading ‘MONDAY MORNING EXPERT: GLO (GHANA) PREMIER LEAGUE MATCH DAY 17 IN FIGURES’

25
Oct
10

Glo (Ghana) Premier League: Week 8 Statistics

Babayara, Kumasi: King Faisal 3-2 Asante Kotoko

1-0 George Ekow Annan

2-0 Samuel Adade

3-0 Abdul Wahab

3-1 Alex Asamoah

3-2 Daniel Nii Adjei

Accra Sports, Accra: Hearts of Oak 3-0 All Stars

1-0 Uriah Asante

2-0 Douglass Nkrumah

3-0 Edwin Osei ‘Pele’

Agyeman Badu II Park, Dormaa: Aduana Stars 1-1 Dwarfs

1-0 Seidu Bansi

1-1 Joseph Mugri

Adu Gyamfi Park, Bekwai: Edubiase FC 2-0 Chelsea

1-0 Stephen Manu

2-0 Stephen Manu

Kpando Park, Kpando: Heart of Lions 0-1 AshantiGold FC

0-1 Mohammed Yakubu Continue reading ‘Glo (Ghana) Premier League: Week 8 Statistics’

06
Oct
10

Glo (Ghana) Premier League 2010/2011: Week 6 Statistics

On Match Day 6, Kessben FC shook off their away loss to whipping boys Mighty Jets lasts week with an emphatic 3-1 win against the exciting New Edubiase FC

Agyeman Badu II Park, Dormaa: Aduana Stars 1-0 B.A. Stars

1-0 Benard Dong Bortey

Essipong, Sekondi: Kessben FC 3-1 New Edubiase FC

1-0 Hans Coffie

2-0 James Buadu

2-1 Stephen Manu

3-1 Joseph Hendricks

Accra Sports, Accra: Hearts of Oak 1-1 Berekum Chelsea

0-1 Abdul Bassit

1-1 Edwin Osei

Lenclay, Obuasi: Ashgold 3-0 Mighty Jets

1-0 Addoquaye Addo

2-0 Nana Yaw Afriyie

3-0 Yakubu Mohammed

Continue reading ‘Glo (Ghana) Premier League 2010/2011: Week 6 Statistics’

03
Oct
10

Glo (Ghana) Premier League: Week 5 Statistics

On Match Day 5, Mighty Jets’ midfielder Aaron Amoah shot himself into the limelight with two well-taken goals against the hitherto invincible Kessben FC. Meanwhile, at the Robert Mensah Park in Cape Coast,  Mysterious ‘Ebusua’ Dwarfs put three past Real Tamale United. The win was inspired by Francis Gyepi who made his premier league debut.

RESULTS AT A GLANCE

Adu Gyamfi Park, Bekwai: New Edubiase FC 0-0 Aduana Stars

Coronation Park, Sunyani: BA Stars FC 0-1 Hearts of Oak

0-1 Uriah Asante Mensah

Golden City, Berekum: Chelsea 1-0 King Faisal

1-0 Emmanuel Clottey

Robert Mensah, Cape Coast: Mysterious Dwarfs 3-0 Real Tamale United

1-0 Francis Gyepi

2-0 Bismark Asiedu

3-0 Douglas Mustafa

Wa Park, Wa: All Stars 2-2 Berekum Arsenals

1-0 Nathaniel Asamoah

2-0 Frank Nortey

2-1 Ofori Bennett

2-2 Nana Poku Continue reading ‘Glo (Ghana) Premier League: Week 5 Statistics’

03
Feb
10

Aduana Stars – Another Flash in the Pan?

At the end of 2008/2009 season, several experts of the game unanimously believed it might not take long for the Hearts-Kotoko hegemony to collapse. Half way through this season,  indications are clear that this might just be the year for new kings of the Glo Premier League. The ever-burning flames from Dormaa Ahenkro, Aduana Stars might just steal the show this year.

At the end of the first half of the season, the league newbies had exceeded all expectations and had jumped ahead of the pack.  Aduana Stars finished the season undefeated at home. Even though they had the weakest attack (scoring  only 10 goals), they were the best defensive team, conceding only 5 goals.

All Stars, Hearts of Oak and Kessben FC are hot on their trail, but it is refreshing to witness a newly promoted club wrestle with the greats. The rise and rise of Aduana Stars is not happening by default. There is a good balance of managerial acumen, superior bench, team depth and die-hard support which is pushing the tem to the summit.

It appears that the strong leadership from Mr. Kingley Osie-Bonsu, Takyi Arhin, George Gyau and the rest of the men behind the Flames of Dormaa is a major contribution to the solid performance of the team. Setting out to finish among the Top 4, these men have walked their talk; providing the team every support they need to succeed. At the start of the season, the vowed not to lose at home this season. So far, so very good. Continue reading ‘Aduana Stars – Another Flash in the Pan?’

25
Oct
09

Glo Premier League Preview 2009/2010: Round 3

4002860027_d7548eccd2_oGradually, the men are separating themselves from the boys and the Glo Premier League is beginning to shape up. Week three will bring some exciting match-ups. Hearts of Oak, Great Olympics, Berekum Arsenals, Real Tamale United and Heart of Lions are going to go into Round 3 with a lot to prove.  They all need wins to cement their places as some of the best teams in Ghana. Could this be the first game in which Accra Hearts of oak will score? Could this be Olympics’ first win? Will Kotoko fall at Lencay?

OHENE DAN: Hearts of Oak-Kessben FC

Kessben FC have not played away from Kumasi. We are not aware whether they can reproduce their form outside Kumasi. Hearts of Oak are in terrible shape and do not appear capable of halting Kesben’s winning run.

Form (Hearts of Oak): L L

Form (Kessben FC): WW

Hearts players to watch: Osei Bonsu, Karim Alhassan, Torric Jibril

Kessben players to watch: Prince Attakora-Gyimah, Richard Mpong, James Buadu

Prediction: Hearts of Oak 1:2 Kessben FC

Continue reading ‘Glo Premier League Preview 2009/2010: Round 3’




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