Ex-goal king Owusu bemoans 'extinct' strikers
Former Ghana Premier League goal-king Dan Owusu claims clinical finishers are endangered species in the country.
In recent times, Ghanaian strikers especially in the Ghana Premier League have been unable to score more than 20 goals in a season.
The ex-Tano Bofoakwa claims strikers home and abroad lack the creativity to find the back of the net.
“Defenders in our days were stronger and tackled harder than what I see nowadays yet, I was able to outwit them,” Owusu told Daily Guide Sports.
“Most of our strikers are not creative, they don’t use their brains in front of the 18 (yard box).
“A typical striker should be intelligent, a speedster and very creative when approaching a goalkeeper,” Owusu added.
The 60-year-old won the top scorer awards on three occasions
He scored in 24 goals in the 1973/74 season; he then increased to 26 goals the following season.
In the 1976 season, he rattled in 28 goals for the crown and was adjudged the best footballer in Ghana that same year.
His feat was equaled by former Hearts of Oak striker Ishmael Addo from 2000 to 2002 seasons.