Week 7 was honoured across eight centres in midweek with goals subsiding to a meagre 11. Four wins, four draws and no away win yet again was the tale of week 7 of the Ghana premier league.
Hearts of Oak suffered their second defeat of the season losing 2-1 to Tema Youth at the Tema park. Thomas Abbey’s goal was not enough to salvage at least a point for Hearts as they left Tema empty handed.
Accra Great Olympics still can’t find a way to win a game in the top flight as David Amuzu’s first half goal was cancelled out by Inter Allies’ Prince Baffoe.
Nicholas Gyan continued his impressive goal scoring form with a late goal in Wa to earn Ebusua Dwarfs a valuable point against champions All Stars.
Aduana Stars were held to a pulsating 0-0 draw by Medeama SC at the Nana Agyeman Badu park in Dormaa. Medeama SC repelled everything thrown at them by the league leaders in a resilient fashion to end the game all squared.
Ashanti Gold FC returned to winning ways after successive defeats with a 1-0 win over Liberty Professionals at the Len Clay.
Berekum Chelsea were not at their usual best at their favourite Golden City park but were still good enough to bag all three points against lowly Bolga All Stars in a 1-0 win.
The sharp forward line of Bechem United drew blank at home against highly motivated Elmina Sharks to end their fixture in a barren stalemate.
Asante Kotoko did just enough to get all three points against West Africa Football Academy to move joint top with Aduana Stars on 17 points.
MY 16 FLICKS THUS FAR…
Aduana Stars are by far the strongest team with quality in depth but may not go the long haul unblemished.
3-5-2 Headache? As long as the points keep trickling in Asante Kotoko can’t be bothered much.
The adventure in African club competition wasn’t bad after all. Bechem United are up and running in the league. Could be their best ever finish in the league.
Berekum Chelsea doing just enough to hover in and around top 6. With the decline in their all round resources the story shouldn’t been “from grace to grace” but… A further in their cup.
Champions Wa All Stars seem to have recovered from the hangover in their nightmare debut participation in the CAF champions league but they will never be at their championship winning best again this season.
Tema Youth are amassing as many points as possible to avoid the drop when the hard times come calling. Making hay while the sun shines amplified.
Motivation abound, structures well in place, Elmina Sharks cannot fail. Behold a Dreams FC esque is upon us.
Liberty Professionals are at their erratic best yet again. They will play themselves into a relegation dogfight but survival won’t elude them.
My beloved Distinguished Order of the Rainbow, Hearts of Oak, still not good enough to mount a title charge. The spirit willeth but the body cannot cope.
The away struggles of West Africa Football Academy will continue. Cut them some slack for they can’t produce a perfect pitch on such pitches.
Nicholas Gyan is scoring yet Ebusua Dwarfs is not soaring.
What is causing the Centre to disintegrate at Ashgold this time around? Obviously not a “snatched girlfriend” brouhaha. Ashgold FC will struggle this term.
Medeama SC hasn’t done enough to replace the best they let go. You may not see the very best of them but it will surely be enough to keep them afloat.
The slightest loss of concentration on the part of Inter Allies will spell their doom and earn them a ticket to the wilderness.
When all is set and done it would be an adventurous but a roller coaster one season in the top flight for Bolga All Stars.
Famous in their own right, extravagant in accolades, loved by most but making the headlines for all the wrong reasons. Accra Great Olympics still can’t find the right tactic to win a premier league match in this age and era. Surely they love it in the wilderness than any one does.
By: Kwame Owusu Ansah