Posts Tagged ‘Kessben FC

01
Oct
10

Glo (Ghana) Premier League 2010/2011: The best of the September

Even though the Glo (Ghana) Premier League is continuously faced with the age-old challenges of poor facilities, low television coverage and poor attendance, we have had an exciting first month.

In addition to some beautiful football at some centres; we have witnessed an average of 12 goals per week. At least one away team has recorded a win each week. Kessben FC was exceptional in this regard, winning all their 2 away games.

Aduana FC showed that their 2009/2010 title winning performance was not a fluke as they continued to show how a miserly defence, rather than abundance of goals was the best way to win the title in Ghana.

Kotoko fans have found their voices again. Their strikers have not failed to bang in the goals (6 goals in 4 games), neither have their defenders failed in stopping the goals (conceding only 1 goal in4 games).

The gross indiscipline displayed by players (particularly midfielder Obed Ansah), officials and some supporters of Accra Hearts of Oak on Match Day 4 when they threatened and physically assaulted referee G. Barimansu cannot go unmentioned. Hearts of Oak did not even have the courtesy of displaying remorse. While officials shamelessly jumped to the defence of their team, Unruly Obed Ansah claimed he did not regret his actions and the FA can do whatever they wish to him because they did not employ him. Shameful!!

The disgraceful acts of Accra Hearts of Oak notwithstanding, we saw some meritorious performances in the month of September. I made a compilation of the most impressive performers, from my perspective.

COACH OF THE MONTH (SEPTEMBER) – Bashir Hayford

I will pick Bashir Hayford as the most outstanding coach of the month. He masterminded the impressive performance of league leaders, Kessben FC. Ebo Mends’ (Kotoko) feat of beating Ashgold and Liberty Professionals away from home cannot be written off though. As for Mr. Herbert Addo (Aduana), he might have to prove to us that he can do more than defend. Continue reading ‘Glo (Ghana) Premier League 2010/2011: The best of the September’

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22
Oct
09

Glo Premier League 2009/2010: Round 2 Review

4002860027_d7548eccd2_oTitle holders Accra Hearts of Oak sit at the bottom of the table with no point, no goal and four goals against at the end of Round 2 of the Glo Premier League. Meanwhile, Kessben FC have ascended to the summit of the league table having won two games on a row. On the goal king front, 2008/2009 MVP Joseph Ato-Bissah’s brace against strong side Heart of Lions makes him the leader of the chart. Find details of Round 2 below.

 

 

OHENE DJAN: Hearts of Oak 0:2 King Faisal Babies

0-1 Frank Acheampong

0-2 Prince Akrong

 

BABA YARA: Kotoko2:1 Eleven Wise

1-0 Yahya Ganiyu

1-1 Yusif Nurudin

2-1 Kabiru Imoro

  Continue reading ‘Glo Premier League 2009/2010: Round 2 Review’

19
Oct
09

Glo Premier League Review: Round 1

gloPrince Attakora-Gyima of Kessben FC set the season to a flying start with his 17th minute goal against home side and city rivals King Faisal at the Babayara stadium. On Week 1 of the Glo Premiership, 12, 12 goals were scored. Only two clubs managed (Heart of Lions and Ashgold) home wins. Kessben FC was the only away winner.Three games ended in draws with goals and 1 in a goalless draw. On the match day, three penalty kicks were awarded  to home teams.

 Some outstanding players were Richard Mpong of Kessben FC, Samuel Ayew Yeboah of Eleven Wise, goal keeper Muntari Tagoe of Accra Hearts of Oak, Mohammed Tanko of Heart of Lions, Prince Attakora Gyima of Kessben FC, Samuel Yaw Owusus of Berekum Arsenals. Find full details of results below:

 OHENE DJAN: Great Olympics-Asante Kotoko

Referee: Cecil Fletcher

0-1 Ofosu Appiah

1-1 James Abban(PK) Continue reading ‘Glo Premier League Review: Round 1’

17
Oct
09

Glo Premier League Preview 2009/2010: Week 1

gloGlo Premier League begins this weekend with some hot encounters. Unless I miss my guess, we are in for some exciting match-ups. Two of the games are regional derbies while there is a game between allies. The two new entrants, Aduana Stars and New Edubiase FC are all on away assignments where they are likely to have a baptism of fire. Find below a game-by-game preview:

OHENE DJAN: Great Olympics – Asante Kotoko

The return of Ghana’s ‘Wonder Club’ Great Olympics couldn’t have come with a more exciting clash. Olympics and Kotoko have been sweet allies in the past. The Kotoko-Oly friendship was perhaps born out of the common spite for Champions Hearts of Oak. However, this friendship must be shoved to the gutters if Olympics are to make clear their determination to avoid relegation. Great Olympics goes into this game with a much more youthful team. Ben Mensah, Bilal Mohammed, Bright Bortey and Eric Adjei will be players to watch out for in coach Dauda Lutterodt’s side.

Taking over from a club that is struggling to find wins, it is going to be interesting to see how Paa Kwasi Fabien will be able to pick from the 48 players available to him to overcome the Great Olympics challenge. Will the inclusion of Baafuor Gyan from FC Saturn in Russia and Kabiru Imoro come as a blessing to the Fabulous lads? Olympics should not mess up with any of the following as they can each produce an ego deflating performance: Kwabea Yaro, Francis Coffie and Stephen Manu (B.A, they call him)

Prediction: Great Olympics 2:1Asante Kotoko Continue reading ‘Glo Premier League Preview 2009/2010: Week 1’

14
Oct
09

Why would anyone care about the Glo Premier League?

Mr. Welbeck Abrah Appiah - PLB Boss

Mr. Welbeck Abrah Appiah - PLB Boss

The pump and pageantry expected to herald this seasons $ 3 million Glo Premier League which will commence on Sunday 18th October may not come after all. The Premier League Board (PLB) has cancelled their scheduled launching of the Glo Premier League citing their inability to get hold of  busy football officials to attend the function as their reason. 

Apart from hitches in the launching of the league, it appears there are some issues with the commencement of league itself. Pressmen I have spoken to seem to have no idea how to obtain accreditation to cover league games. Ardent soccer fans have complained of the missing excitement a few days to the season and club officials have hinted  that even though they are ready to kick off, they have not received their share of the $3 million Glo sponsorship package. Meanwhile, to date, the FA website has no data on squad lists neither does the football-loving public have as much information about the up-coming season as would have been expected. One begins to wonder if Ghana is serious about its football.  Continue reading ‘Why would anyone care about the Glo Premier League?’

08
Feb
09

Glo Premier League Round 9 Review

richard manuHistory has an amazing way of repeating itself. On a day when Kumasi Asante Kotoko was dead-sure of running away with both the bragging rights and maximum points at stake, history decided to repeat itself. According to the followers of historical facts, any year the Black Satellites win the African Youth Championship, the oracles become Hearts of Oak fans when Kotoko play Hearts of Oak at Babayara. So it is a fact that in 1993 and 1999 when Ghana won the African Youth Championship, Hearts trekked to Kumasi and returned with maximum points. Glo Premier League Round 9 results have not just validated the theory but added to the evidence. Of course, Ghana’s el-classico did not disappoint. The run-up to the game was exciting, the game was exciting and the post-match reactions were even more exciting. In the end, Hearts of Oak won the bragging rights. They have ended up breaking Kotoko’s dominance at home. Elsewhere….

Continue reading ‘Glo Premier League Round 9 Review’




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