Ghana Premier League began with – well there’s no way around it –
a bang, over the weekend.
results, emphatic scorelines and very conspicuous stadium arrivals
ensured that the long-awaited start to the season did not disappoint.
are a few of the standout numbers from a very eventful Gameweek One:
teams are taking part in the extended Ghana Premier League and all of
them were in action on Sunday in 9 matches, obviously the largest
ever matchday in the top flight’s history. Of those games, only one
ended in a draw, with Liberty Professionals and Legon Cities sharing
the points in a 2-2 thriller.
away from home
wins usually come at a premium in the Ghana Premier League so Berekum
Chelsea, WAFA and Medeama deserve a mention for stunning opening day
wins at Accra Hearts of Oak, Karela and Ebusua Dwarfs. Five away wins
from nine matches is still par for the course though with Bechem
United, Asante Kotoko, Ashgold, Aduana and Dreams FC sending their
fans home happy.
goals were scored in total across the nine matches, with every venue
witnessing at least one goal. Six clubs – Hearts of Oak, Elmina
Sharks, Eleven Wonders, Accra Great Olympics, Inter Allies and Karela
– failed to find the net on Sunday. Aduana and Dreams FC were the
Matchday’s highest scorers, netting four each with Medeama and
Ashgold finding the net four times each. Dreams FC’s 4-1 win over
King Faisal was the highest-scoring game of the weekend followed by
Aduana’s walloping of Inter Allies, Medeama’s 3-1 win a Dwarfs
and the thriller between Liberty and Legon City at Dansoman.
were off the mark quicker than anyone else this season, as Justice
Blay put them ahead inside two minutes against Eleven Wonders which
was pretty important as well, as it was the only goal they scored in
a very difficult game.
Mohammed has a knack for scoring bags of goals in the Ghana Premier
League. He started off the new season in style with a hat-trick for
Aduana against Inter Allies. Only one other player, Dreams FC’s
Emmanuel Okran, managed to score more than one goal with his brace
against King Faisal.
of the pile
huge win gives them an early lead in the fledgeling Premier League
table with their ‘victims’ stuck at the bottom. Asante Kotoko are
in 7th with Accra Hearts of Oak in 11th after their opening day