1. David Abagna Sandan(RTU) - 8 2. Maxwell Nii Abbey Quaye(Olympics) - 7 3. Augustine Okrah(Bechem Utd) - 7 4. Kofi Kordzi(Hearts) - 7 5. Umar Bashiru(Karela) - 7 6.
Former Black Stars midfielder, Emmanuel Agyemang Badu has insisted that he has an unfinished business with Asante Kotoko before he hangs his boots. The former Udinese midfielder once played for the Porcupine Warriors and is itching to end his career with the record Ghana Premier League holders in the future.
The Ghana Premier League (GPL) is yet to get to the middle of the season but has witnessed many goals scored by different players from the 18 clubs. With most teams having played 12 games, let us take a look at how the goal scoring chart looks like.
Head coach of Asante Kotoko, Prosper Narteh Ogum has patted his squad at the back for a yeoman’s job in week 12. The Porcupine Warriors were their better selves on Sunday after smashing three goals past AshantiGold in the “Asante Derby. Cameroonian import, Franck Etouga gave the Miners a hell of time - bagging his first hat-trick for the club and season at the Baba Yara Stadium.
Asante Kotoko continue to occupy the top spot of the league after dispatching Ashanti Gold through Frank Etouga’s hat trick at the Baba Yara Stadium. The porcupine warriors moved to 26 points after their impressive display at home. The results have compounded issues in the camp of Ashanti Gold and will pile incessant pressure as well.
Head coach of Asante Kotoko, Prosper Narteh Ogum has praised the work ethics of Frank Etouga. The Cameroonian striker grabbed his first hat-trick against AshantiGold at the Baba Yara Stadium in week 13 last Sunday. The 20-year-old has so far scored six goals in 11 games since joining the record Ghana Premier League holders last season. Prosper Narteh said of the striker: “Very discipline, very calm, very composed, always ready to work at training and I think it’s good. “HeFrank Etouga and Georges Mfegue
Kotoko thrashed Ashgold by three goals to one in GPL match week 12 which was termed Ashanti derby in Ghana football. Kotoko have four wins in a row which signifies their quest to be crowned the Ghana Premier League Champions. They still maintained Danlad Ibrahim in the goalpost ahead of Razak Abalora yet Kotoko conceded a goal in the Ashanti derby.
The leading scorer for the Porcupine Warriors is Frank Thierry Mbela Etouga. All of a sudden the player has become the poster boy of the team like Fabio Gama was in last season’s league. This year, the Brazilian has gone silent due to injuries. Last season we can recall the famous El-Carpentano and the ruthless beast of Kwame Poku, the Spider-Man of Razak Abalora.
The crave to get a better and a befitting striker to lead the various teams in Ghana and to lead the Black Stars and to find a place in the European game has proved to be a daunting task. The exceptional qualities of a striker seems missing in the country and the cry for the two top clubs to go outside the country is gradually coming into force because of how the two foreigners Etouga and Mfegue are proving their worth in Ghana.
Accra Hearts of Oak are on a mission of redemption as they travel to Bibiani. Gold Stars on the other hand look forward to picking all points at home to avoid further drop. Despite not losing a game in their last five Premier League outings, Accra Hearts of Oak have not been impressive especially in crucial moments.
The thriving play of Kotoko in the ongoing Premier League has been around certain individuals in the playing body. Unlike last season where the team solely relied on Fabio Gama and Emmanuel Gyamfi, this time, players like Isaac Oppong , Richmond Lamptey, Frank Thierry Etouga and Mfegue have proved to be equal to the task with exceptional qualities.
Asante Kotoko striker, Franck Etouga has been left with all smiles after bagging his first hat-trick of the season. The Cameroonian import scored three times as the league leaders, went past AshantiGold 3-1 at the Baba Yara Stadium in the “Asante Derby” on Sunday. The hat trick is Etouga’s sixth in seven league games and a record for a first Cameroonian to achieve that feat in the Porcupine Warriors jersey.
When the situations at Baba Yara Sports Stadium call for celebrations, the emerging news from Kotoko's Adako Jachie Training Complex short-lives every joy. Asante Kotoko recorded another four-match winning streak for the season. This win against Ashgold in the Ashanti Derby and Mbella's hattrick were expected to steal the headlines and give joy to all Porcupine fans.
The Ghana Premier League match week 11 fixture between Aduana Stars and Kotoko at Nana Agyemang Badu Park ended 2:0 in favor of Porcupine Warriors. It was the first time in GPL's history for Kotoko to record a win at Dormaa. Two goals at both halves ensured Ogum's team carried away the three points.
Asante Kotoko Cameroonian forward Frank Etouga Mbella has won the supporters player of the month award for December. The award instituted by the club's North American supporter's union, dubbed Circle 001, is to reward players at the club for their outstanding performances for the club each month.
There is some good news coming from the camp of Asante Kotoko ahead of their Ghana Premier League, (GPL) Matchday 12 encounter with AshantiGold SC. The Porcupines will host their regional rivals at the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi on Sunday with Coach Prosper Ogum able to pick his two Cameroonian imports.
League leaders and the only team with a 100% win ratio in the Ghana Premier League increased their preparations for their next game against Karela United with a convincing win against Kenpong Football Academy by 5 goals to Nil. Kenpong Football Academy is managed by former coach of the Black Stars, Kwesi Appiah but his team was not strong enough to match the abilities of the Ghana Premier League leaders.