Wa All Stars made history on Wednesday when they edged Aduana Stars their closest contenders in the race for the Ghana Premier League title 2-1 to emerge as the new champions with a game to spare.
Wa All Stars became the first club from the three northern regions (Upper West, Upper East and Northern regions) to win the league, after recording a 2-1 victory over Aduana Stars on Wednesday.
The Wa lads after beating Aduana Stars 2-1 in the league decider, emerged champions, despite a game remaining with three points separating them by virtue of a superior head to head over the Dormaa lads. They won 0-1 away in the first round and added the dose for Aduana Stars in the penultimate game that happened to be the decider
Big scorelines were recorded on match day 29: Dwarfs hammered New Edubiase United 5-1, while Asante Kotoko suffered a 3-5 defeat against the dethroned champions AshGold at Obuasi.
There was a lot of drama at the Len Clay Sports Stadium, as an encounter between the Ashanti giants produced eight league goals.
The scoreline eight goals scored at Obuasi are the highest goals scored in a single game this season. They are also the second highest goals scored in a single Ghana Premier League game since its inception in the 1993-94 season- Hearts of Oak 3-6 defeat to Heart of Lions in the 2009-10 season is the most goals scored in a match.
The five goals conceded by Kotoko against AshGold are the most goals put at the back of Kotoko's net in the GPL era, which is also the highest goals scored in a single league tie between Kotoko and AshGold.
Inter Allies defeated Liberty Professionals 1-0 at Tema in the battle for survival.
Hasaacas joined New Edubiase United in the relegation net, following a 0-2 defeat to Techiman City on Wednesday.
A total of 232 matches have been played thus far.
A total of 465 goals have been scored, which is an average of 2.0 goals per game.
Aduana Stars have scored the highest number of goals, scoring 41 in the process.
Sekondi Hasaacas have let in 43 goals, which are the most goals conceded
Wa All Stars are the team with the best defence, conceding 19 goals
A total of 167 wins have been recorded in 232 games, a percentage of 71. 98% of wins.
Wa All Stars have won more league games than any other side: 15 wins in 29 games
There have been 31 away wins. In percentage wise, it is 18.56%
64 drawn games have been witnessed in 232 league matches, which is 27.58%.
Ashgold have drawn twelve (15) games which is the most by a club.
The most goals scored on a match day were 25: match day 6.
The least number of goals scored on a match day were 10, which happened on match day 19.
The highest goals in a single game came on match day 29 when AshGold defeated Kotoko 5-3 in a 8-goal thriller.
The highest number of goals scored by a single club in a game were 5 goals by WAFA in a 5-0 win over Hasaacas on match day 3, Liberty Professionals when they defeated Ashgold 5-1 on match day 6, AshGold 5-3 Kotoko and Ebusua Dwarfs 5-1 both recorded on match day 29.
Yahaya Mohammed is the leading top scorer in the Ghana Premier League with 15 goals for Aduana Stars
Dauda Mohammed scored the fastest goal of the first half of the season. It came under one (1) minute against Dreams FC at Dawu on match day 8.
Amos Frimpong is the highest scoring defender in the league thus far with 8 goals for Asante Kotoko
Charles Boateng was the first player to score a goal this season, when his opener aided WAFA to edge Kotoko 2-0, with Samuel Tetteh scoring the other on the opening day of the Ghana Premier League
Samuel Tetteh registered the first hat-trick of the season on match day 3 when WAFA thrashed Hasaacas 5-0. Yahaya Mohammed recorded the second hat-trick of the season, after hitting three past Hasaacas on match day 8. Dauda Mohammed completed the first round of the season with the 3rd hat-trick as Kotoko defeated Techiman City 4-2 before Latif Blessing bagged a hat-trick against Hasaacas to record the 4 of the season. Emmanuel Ocran of Wa All Stars and Abednego Tetteh of Bechem United were the first two players to score a hat-trick in the second round of the season in their outfits victory against Dreams FC and Hearts of Oak respectively.
12 players scored a brace after the first round of matches: Maxwell Baako of Wa All Stars, Latif Blessing of Liberty Professionals (scored a brace twice), Eric Bekoe of Hasaacas, Musah Ibrahim of Hearts of Oak, Saddick Adams of Berekum (twice) Chelsea, Magnus Ebo Duncan of Hasaacas , Yahaya Mohammed of Aduana Stars (thrice), Dauda Mohammed, Bright Adjei (Aduana Stars), Bright Lukman (Dwarfs), Richmond Lamptey (WAFA) and Kojo Poku (Hasaacas)
The first player to be sent off was Eric Kumi, for receiving the 2nd booking for taking off his shirt, after scoring against Medeama.
Emmanuel Hayford and Lord Ofushene of Dreams FC and Inter Allies respectively were the first two persons to see a direct red card, following a scuffle between them in their sides 2-2 draw.