Ghana's No. 1 GPL WK XVI Team of the Week; Fatau Dauda make top saves, Hearts dominate midfield

Published on: 27 June 2016

Accra Hearts of Oak dominates the team of the week as the Ghana Premier League resumes for the second round. Week 16 saw only thirteen goals scored with AshGold goalie Fatau Dauda emerging the goalkeeper of the week pulling six great saves to deny WAFA from mauling the ailing Aboakese side.

For securing a draw away at Techiman, Asante Kotoko coach Michael Osei is the coach of the week with the system for the week being 4:1:3:2

  1. Fatau Dauda (AshGold): Despite conceding two goals, Fatau Dauda’s explicit performance ensured the visitors were not humiliated at the Red Bull Arena in Sogakope. He pulled six great saves to prove why he is the second choise goalie of the Black Stars. Fatau denied Komlan Agbegniadan on three occasions from finding the back of the net. There were argument he should have won the player of the match.
  2. Amos Frimpong (Kotoko): Amos fought harder at the Techiman Nana Ameyaw Park to earn a point for Kotoko. Amos scored the equalizer and subsequently won the player of the match. His leadership showed on the pitch as he led, fought and delivered.
  3. Ibrahim Alhassan (Inter Allies): Unknown to many in the local football scene, the youngster rose to the occasion to win the MVP of the game in Tema. He was apt in his crossing, tackling and his passing was next to excellent.
  4. Musah Mohammed (Dwarfs): Though unknown to many even in Cape Coast, Musah announced his presence with a stupendous performance against Liberty which won him the MVP. His defensive exploits in central defence for Dwarfs was simply admirable.
  5. Abdul Ganiyu (Wa All Stars): Ganiyu is gradullay becoming a household name in Ghana football with his hard work for the Wa-based side. He won the MVP in the game with Berekum Chelsea as he stopped Sadick Adams and Richard Oti who were deadly for the Wa All Stars defence.
  6. Gockel Ahortor (Inter Allies): Gockel emerged as the defensive midfielder who won most tackles in the week 16 of the GPL. He had a lot of balls than any other Inter Allies player in their game with Hasaacas at Tema on Sunday. His sense of distribution and intelligence were sharp.
  7. Patrick Razak (Hearts): Another midfield gem has appeared in the Phobian set up and that is Patrick Razak. He did not only win the MVP in his first game for Hearts, but combined excellently with Samudeen Ibrahim to make the Dreams FC midfield useless.
  8. Samudeen Ibrahim (Hearts): Returning from his long absence since playing the first game in the first round, Samudeen was a delight to watch. His combination with Patrick Razak reminded many of the days of Sulley Muntari and Micheal Essien for the Black Stars.
  9. Cosmos Dauda (Hearts): He scored the only goal for Hearts after several failed attempts. His presence in attack created a problem for the dreams FC defenders compelling Abeiku Ainooson to be brought on in the second half.
  10. Bismark Idan (New Edubiase): The New Edubiase returnee emerged the MVP as he played against the Yenko Nkoaa boys. He did not only win the MVP but also assisted the only goal that earned Edubiase the win.
  11. Latif Blessing (Liberty): The in-form Liberty star rose to the occasion again in Cape Coast as he forced applause from the home fans. He was the brightest spot in the Liberty setup and came closer to fetching the equalizer on two occasions but was denied by the Dwarfs goalie.

By: Sheikh Tophic Sienu @desheikh1 on twitter

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