Followers of football in Ghana always want to witness quality match and they would do anything to have it.
The Ghana Premier League has always come under criticisms for failing to meet the expectation of football fans in the country. But some players last term proved critics of the league wrong by selling some good football.
They gave fans value for their money with their goals, skills, dribbles, blocks, saves etc.
Pulse Sports has picked ten of these players who were outstanding last season in the domestic. It wasn’t selected based on positions, but the level of impact they made.
There were more than 10 players who made the Ghana Premier League exciting and gave fans reasons to leave the comfort of their homes and rather enjoy the game under the scotchy sun. However, ten of them were selected out of the lot.
Notable mention should be given to players like Patrick Razak of Hearts of Oak, Emmanuel Gyamfi of Kotoko, Wahab Adams of Aduana Stars, Nuhu Adams of WAFA, Zakaria Mumuni of Aduana Stars, Jacob Laweh of Tema Youth, Ahmed Toure of Bechem United, Vincent Atinga of Hearts of Oak, etc who put up good display, yet they couldn’t break into the top ten.
Below is the list of the ten players who made the Ghana Premier League better last season.
The former B.A United defender distinguished himself at left full-back position of Asante Kotoko. In a difficult domestic season for Porcupine Warriors. Amos Frimpong executed his job very well with his impressive runs along the flanks to buttress attack and gave wingers torrid time in their quest to operate through the right side of the defence.
The Liberty Professionals skipper provided his defence much cover. He starts play for the Scientific Soccer lads, by fetching midfielders and attackers with long accurate balls that created opportunities for the team. Sarfo added goal scoring to his play, emerging as the highest scoring defender last season with six goals.
The former WAFA midfielder was genius in midfield. He played key roles in splitting defence with his tailored measured passes and dribbles.
Until he left the domestic scene for Red Bull Salzburg, he had created most assists in the Ghana Premier League.
The box-to-box midfielder and the skipper of WAFA bossed the heart of the pack for the academy boys. Gideon Waja’s ball control, dribbles and passing accuracy won the hearts of many fans.
The skipper of Inter Allies had a good season last term. His high work rate, ball control and passing accuracy made him the toast of the followers of the game. Aside that he provided good leadership role to a team that was struggling at some point of the season.
He was the go to man in the Wa All Stars set-up. He played as both attacking midfielder and supporting striker. Abagna made things difficult for most of the opposing sides of Wa All Stars. Abagna registered 13 leagues, which was quite impressive as an attacking midfielder.
He was arguably the best creative midfielder in the Ghana Premier League. Cobbinah entertained followers of the game with his tricky play, ball control, passes and effective dead ball taking.
The Hearts of Oak skipper excelled at different positions during last season. He started the season at left back position, before he managed to seal a place in the team’s attacking midfield, scoring 13 goals in the course of the season to emerge as the club’s top scorer and third on the top scorer’s chart, making him the midfielder who scored the highest number of goals.
The Berekum Chelsea striker finished the season with 15 goals, falling short of Hans Kwofie’s 17 that won him the goal king.
Sarfo’ despite missing out of the top scorer’s award was rated the best striker on the domestic scene by fans and he justified it when he scored four goals in the 2017 WAFU Cup to beat them all to the goal king race of the tournament.
The giant striker was a tormentor-in-chief for Aduana Stars. Sasraku was good both with his head and feet, scoring some incredible goals for the league champions, especially his finish against the Phobians in a three all draw grabbed the headlines.