The 12th Week of Ghana Premier League was full of shocks and surprises aplenty as AshGold’s lead at the top seems to be wearing off steadily whilst Isaac Oduro breached Inter Allies’s immaculate home record but was not enough to end their unbeaten home run.
Meanwhile Ahmed Toure continued his goalscoring streak as well as Richard Arhin keeping things intact for Aduana Stars. In other news Daniel Egyin was at the receiving end of perhaps the weirdest record this season.
Let’s analyze the league from a statistical standpoint.
205 – Total number of goals scored this season, so far.
105 – Number of players to have scored in the league.
2.1 – League averages a little over 2 goals per game.
8 – Gilber Fiamenyo (Hearts) remains at the summit of the topscorers log.
3 – Players tied on 7 goals : Nuhu Fuseini (New Edubiase), Nathaniel Asamoah (Medeama) and Noah Martey (Bechem United).
4 – Players with 6 goals each : Mo Sheriff Deo (Inter Allies), Stephen Baffour Asare (Brekum Chelsea), Richard Arhin (Aduana Stars) and Yakubu Mohammed (AshGold).
3 – Players with 5 goals each : Kofi Owusu (Brekum Chelsea), Kennedy Ashia (Liberty) and Ahmed Toure (Kotoko).
3 – Players tied on 4 goals each : Bernard Morrison (AshGold), Doetse Agbashie (Olympics) and Mumuni Zakaria (WAFA).
11 – Players with 3 goals each : Stephen Nyarko (All Stars), Francis Attuquaye (Olympics), Frederick Quayson (Hasaacas), Benjamin Bature (Medeama), Alhassan Nuhu (New Edubiase), Antwi Martin (WAFA), Emmanuel Gyamfi (All Stars), Osman Muntaka (Lions), Francis Kyeremeh (BA United), Kwame Boateng (Olympics) and *Daniel Egyin (Hasaacas).
12 – Players tied on 2 goals each : Niare Benogo (Inter Allies), Benneth Ofori (Brekum Chelsea), Kojo Poku (Hasaacas), Baffour Gyawu (Lions), Amos Korankye (Hasaacas), Samuel Afful (Hasaacas), Dauda Mohammed (Kotoko), Godfred Asante (Olympics), Elvis Opoku (Aduana Stars), Kennedy Kissi Koranteteng (WAFA), Michael Akuffo (Kotoko) and Isaac Oduro (Hearts).
4 – Ahmed Toure (Kotoko) has scored in 4 successive games equaling Yakubu Mohammed (AshGold), only Noah Martey (Bechem United) has a better scoring streak (5).
4 – Isaac Oduro has been directly involved in 4 goals in his last 4 games for Hearts of Oak in a spectacular fashion. Scored 2 goals from 2 direct freekicks, assisted 2 from 2 direct freekicks as well.
3 – Daniel Egyin (Hasaacas) has scored in 3 consecutive games. Only the 6th player to achieve such feat but he has scored 1 own goal and the other 2 from the penalty spot.
14 – Inter Allies are unbeaten at home in 14 games, 1 technically away from going a virtual season without a home defeat, only Brekum Chelsea has a better home record (29).
3 – Richard Arhin (Aduana) has scored 3 goals in his last 2 games after scoring 0 goals in his previous 5 games. Has a total of 6 this season.
14.52 – Inter Allies conceded a league goal at home for the 1st time in 14 hours, 52 minutes (almost 10 games), thanks to a superb Isaac Oduro (Hearts) well struck freekick surpassing previous record holders Wa All Stars who went a little over 12 hours without conceding at home (8 games).
4 – Sekondi Hasaacas have been awarded more penalties at home than any side, scoring 3 and missing 1.
4 – Nuhu Fuseini (New Edubiase) has equaled Noah Martey (Bechem United)’s record of scoring in 4 successive home games.
1 – Doetse Agbashie (Olympics) scored his 1st goal at home vs Wa All Stars. All 3 previous goals have come when playing away from home equaling Noah Martey as joint topscorer away from home in the league with 3 goals.
2 – Of players with 4+ goals, only Bernard Morrison (Bechem United) and Kofi Owusu (Brekum Chelsea) have failed to score or assist in any of their last 5 games.
1 – David Duncan defeated Liberty 1-0 in his 1st home game as Kotoko coach, down memeory lane, he also defeated Liberty 2-0 in his 1st home game as Hearts of Oak’s coach 854 days ago.
By Owusu Ansah Doe
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