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Top 10 signings in the 2016/2017 Ghana Premier League season

Published on: 27 October 2017
Abel Manomey

GHANASoccernet.com local transfer expert Nuhu Adams runs the rule on which new signings made a huge impact in the Ghana Premier League this season. 

Aduana Stars won the Ghana Premier League with six points more than closet challengers WAFA SC.

The three clubs relegated at the end of the season where Bolga All Stars, Tema Youth and Great Olympics.

One of the new signings Hans Kwofie emerged top scorer with

10. Abel Manomey (Great Olympics)

Manomey joined the Wonder Club after they booked their place back in the Ghana Premier League from Kotoku Royals.

With injury cutting shot his season, the striker ended the season as the club's top scorer even with the few match actions he had.

He scored 5 goals in 11 appearances and with one assist.

9. Abdul Nassiru Hamzah (Inter Allies FC)

The young attacker joined Inter Allies FC in the second round of the premiership from third tier side Man City in Akwadum, Koforidua in the Eastern.

For only becoming the club's top scorer with 4 goals in his first ever season in the topflight within that short period makes him a top signing.

8. Alfred Okai Quaye (Berekum Chelsea)

The attacker joined the Blues for the second time in his career from third tier side Rainbow FC in Kumasi. He failed to make in impact in his first stint in 2010/2011.

His partnership with Stephen Sarfo was lively this season for Berekum Chelsea as he bagged 6 goals and made 5 assists.

He also scored a hat trick against league champions Aduana Stars.

7. Winful Cobbinah (Hearts of Oak)

Cobbinah made a return to the Ghana topflight at his stay in Saudi Arabia with Al Narjan SC came to an end.

He rejoined former club Hearts of Oak this season and made an instant impact with his silky skills and touches saw him earn invitation to the national team.

He was able to found the back of the net 4 times with an incredible 8 assists. Three of his goals came from free-kicks.

6. Amed Simba Toure (Bechem United)

Having so much experience in the Ghana premier league, Bechem United landed the Ivorian born Burkinabe to lead the team in their first ever campaign in continental football.

Toure once again proved his previous spells with Asante Kotoko SC and the goalscoring prowess were no fluke.

He ended the season as club's top scorer and among the five top scorers in the season with 13 goals. He also made two assists.

5. Hans Kwofie (Ashanti Gold SC)

The experienced forward joined Ashanti Gold SC ahead of the campaign as a free agent after a short spell with Bechem United last season.

Despite his experience in a premiership, nobody expected Kwofie to finish the season as top scorer yet he achieved that in the end.

Scoring four goals in a single game on two occasions and one hat trick made him end the season with 17 goals. He also made three assists in the process.

4. Daniel Agbloe Lomotey (WAFA SC)

WAFA SC were heading into the new season with only one striker after Samuel Tetteh and Charles Boateng had left for overseas.

There came Lomotey who was signed from an Academy outfit Glow Lamp which is owned by former Ghana international Odartey Lamptey.

As a first timer in the premier league, the young striker scored 9 goals which helped the club to finish in their best ever position in the league. He was the club's top scorer.

3. Imoro Ibrahim (Bolga All Stars)

After securing a place in the Ghana premier league for the first time, Bolga All Stars snapped up young left wing back Imoro Ibrahim from second division side Thunder AFC.

Even though Bolga All Stars failed to remain in the topflight, Ibrahim was one of the revelation of the season with some delightful displays.

His two assists and interesting performances earned him a spot in the Black Stars B squad in the CHAN 2018 qualifiers.

2. Musah Nuhu (WAFA SC)

After facing relegation from the topflight with New Edubiase United last season, the lanky centre back moved to the Academy side ahead of the new season.

His partnership with Abukari Ibrahim at the central defence was as solid as rock since they ended the season as the best defensive side conceding only 19 goals with 15 clean sheets.

Nuhu also proved he can be dangerous when surging forward as he scored two goals and assisted two. This performance handed him a Black Stars B call up.

1. Stephen Sarfo (Berekum Chelsea)

Ahead of the 2016/2017 premiership campaign, Berekum Chelsea signed Stephen Sarfo from city rivals Berekum Arsenal.

The striker waited for match day 5 before netting his first goal of the season. He scored a brace when the Blues thrashed Ashanti Gold SC 5-1.

Sarfo went ahead to score 13 more goals to end the season as the second top scorer.

He earned a Black Stars B invitation and ended up being top scorer at the 2017 WAFU Cup of Nations with 4 goals.

By Nuhu Adams

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