With 8 matches played so far, couple of players have exhibited an outstanding performance and ought to be recognized as such.
These talents, if not sold, will make the league exciting, marketable and competitive.
First talent worth acknowledging is Salifu Ibrahim of Techiman Eleven Wonders, the winger has taken the league by storm. He is not only making waves but rather proves his worth on the field of play. His remarkable displays have won him individual gong such as man of the match. His sleek touch on the ball is not only eye-catching but appetizing as well. Other qualities include, his runs on the line, ability to dare defenders and releasing passes in crucial moments. If he is to stay for seasons, not only Techiman Eleven Wonders benefits alone, but the entire league. Gradually, he will emerge as fans favorite.
Secondly, AshantiGold’s Appiah McCarthy is turning to be a great set piece expert in the Ghana Premier League. His goals against Karela United and Elmina Sharks showed a rehearsed adrenaline. His long range shots and the manner through which he bends balls into nets is striking. With such a trademark, he remains impactful for the miners and the entire league. Becoming attached to a specific portion of the game such is free kick will go a long way of making Appiah McCarthy a significant contributor to the Ghana Premier League.
Next is left-back Raddy Ovouka of Accra Hearts of Oak. The Congolese import has vindicated his regular start in the Hearts of Oak set up. He does not sit aloof at the rear only, but rather makes a constant run to join attack whenever his team surges forward. He is always found in dangerous moves and ensures to assume defensive responsibilities. His performance is always recognized both home and away. What is left for him is not to allow complacency set in his career. Coach Kosta Papic may deploy him as a defensive midfielder or box - to - box and he will masterfully execute the task.
The next player on the radar is Daniel Lomotey of West African Football Academy, WAFA. His scoring prowess has made the headlines after eight matches. His haul against Medeama marked an intent to end as goal king. He will be required to build up and stay relevant, than to hide and pounce unexpectedly.
Gladson Awako of Accra Great Olympics made a return to the league and has since justified his inclusion into the Olympics set up. His work rate has been appreciable, rocking shoulders with up and coming players. He has not allowed external factors to derail his ambitions, and he will be of good use to the league only if he does not leave for a foreign contract.
Another left-back Imoro Ibrahim of Asante Kotoko is a delight to watch. His goal against Dreams FC did not only result in three points, but rather revealed his ambitions as a defender. His strength such as taking off when needed, intercepting deadly attacks, his offensive duties and others prove how talented he is.
In conclusion, these talents and many others are making the Ghana Premier League enticing are urged to be consistent, but exodus of players could whittle these talents in the course of the season. It serves in the interest of both teams and the league of these talents are not sold.
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BY: ABDUL - JALILU
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