The Rasta-haired striker of Aduana Stars is leading the top scorers’ chart after the first half of the Ghana Premier League.
Before the start of the season, Latif Blessing threw a big challenge to Yahaya Mohammed that he was better than him in relation to all the attributes of a good player, being dribbling, defending, stamina and goal scoring. He added that he would beat him to the top scorer award this season.
Yahaya Mohammed hit back at Latif Blessing that maybe he doesn’t know him well, so he should go to Youtube and watch his videos and comeback.
Mohammed started the season slowly and had to wait until match day 6, before registering his name on the score sheet when he scored the only goal against his former club Kumasi Asante Kotoko at Dormaa.
Whereas, Latif Blessing kicked the ground running by opening his goal account in Liberty’s first home league game of the season, as they edged Inter Allies 2-1 at the Dansoman Carl Reindorf Park on match day 2 and recorded his second goal at home when they piped Techiman City 1-0 on match day 4.
However, the news maker in the early stages of the league was sensational Samuel Tetteh, who had already earned a call-up into the Black Stars as the only outfield player from the local scene. He produced a stunning performance against pre-season champions Kumasi Asante Kotoko and crowned it with a goal in the opening day of the season at Sogakope. Tetteh hit the headlines yet again when he became the first player to score a hat-trick, as West African Football academy (WAFA) walloped Sekondi Hasaacas 5-0 at the Sogakope Astroturf on match day 3 to take his goal tally to 4.
Blessing scored in 3 consecutive home league games, by hitting a brace in his side’s 5-1 victory over league champions, Ash Gold and scored Liberty Professionals’ only goal in their 1-3 defeat to Asante Kotoko on match day 7 to go joint with Samuel Tetteh on the top scorer’s chart with 5 goals.
The youngster fetched a brace in his side’s 3-1 victory against Berekum Chelsea on match day 8 to be on 7 goals, making him lead the race for the top scorers for the very time.
Yahaya Mohammed’s goal against Kotoko was a tonic to bring back his goal scoring form, as he was all over the news on match day 8 when he scored a hat-trick against Sekondi Hasaacas, the same side who let in 5 goals when Samuel Tetteh hit a hat-trick.
The former Amidaus attacker continued from where he left off on match day 8, as he bagged a brace against Medeama at the Nana Agyemang Badu Park, Dormaa on match day 9 to register his 6 league goal of the season.
The two marksmen, Yahaya Mohammed and Latif Blessing faced off on match day 10 when Liberty professionals suffered a 2-3 home defeat against Aduana Stars at Dansoman, but both attackers proved their worth by scoring for their respective clubs to take their goal tallies to 7 and 8 respectively. The goal made Latif Blessing score in all 5 home league matches, while Yahaya Mohammed scored in three successive league games.
Yahaya Mohammed continued his impressive goal scoring form as he registered a brace against Dreams FC on match day 11 to record his 9 of the season to surpass Latif Blessing’s 8 goals.
The Liberty Professionals whiz kid, who was away on match day 11 for national team duty returned on match day 12 and scored in his outfit’s two all draw against Dreams FC at Dawu to tie him on goals 9 with the former Asante Kotoko forward.
Yahaya Mohammed, after an incredible goal scoring feat in consecutive matches went on goal drought for three successive league games, failing to score against New Edubiase in a game his side stunned the hosts at the Obuasi Len Clay Sports Stadium on match day 12 and again couldn’t find the back of the net on match day 13 in a 1-1 draw at home against Hearts of Oak. The last of the 3 was a 1-2 defeat Aduana Stars suffered in the hands of Ebusua Dwarfs at the Robert Mensah Sports Stadium in Cape Coast on match day 14.
Latif Blessing, following his goal against Dreams FC also went 3 league games without a goal: failed to score in Liberty’s 2-0 win against New Edubiase United and 1-0 victory over Hearts of Oak in Accra and finally in their 1-1 draw against Ebusua Dwarfs.
Yahaya Mohammed woke up from his slumber by responding on the last day of the first round of the 2016 Ghana Premier League, when he scored a brace in Aduana Stars 4-2 win over Brong Ahafo neighbours, Bechem United at Dormaa to stretch his goal tally to 11, hence finished the first half as the leading top scorer of the season on a day joint top scorer Latif Blessing failed to register his name on the score sheet when Liberty Professionals were held to a 1-1 draw at Dansoman by strugglers Ebusua Dwarfs.