The Ghanaian Premier League gets underway this evening and fans cannot wait for another season of excitement and drama. The league is one of the most exciting in Africa thanks to its competitiveness, and it always provides a great platform for players who wish to attract potential suitors in Europe, Asia and other African countries.
Defending champions, Accra Hearts of Oak hosts Legon Cities in the season’s opener. After WAC’s pummeling of the Phobians, the Phobians will be looking forward to beating their Accra opponents to restore confidence in the team.
Legon Cities on the other hand, but will need a significant improvement on last season’s display. Several players have been brought in to realise this.
Here, we pick out a couple of new signings from each side that could come to the fore in the 3:00pm kick-off on Sunday afternoon.
Gradually becoming Hearts’ most important player, Kordzi is enjoying life back with Hearts, and the burly striker will now want to kick on from his performances in Africa.
With a great touch to go with his considerable height, Kordzi will be handful for Legon Cities’ centre-backs and represents the best chance of Hearts winning convincingly on Sunday.
Nii Bortey Gyashie Acquaye
Having joined the Royals from WAFA, the talented midfielder is expected to play a crucial role in Sunday’s clash with the Phobians.
Gyashie Acquaye has the presence and strength to hold his own, with any midfielder this campaign having a real handful to deal with. There is no fear in his play, he is unmoved by the idea of ruffling feathers and that rough and ready style adds an important edge to the Legon Cities midfield.
It is not the area of physicality where he truly excels, a spatial awareness of exactly where to be and precisely how to manipulate his body and the space around him makes him an intelligent midfielder.
Abu has established himself as one of the best volantes in the division and could easily be the best replacement for Hearts’ former midfielder Benjamin Afutu.
The former Berekum Chelsea midfielder is one of a kind. His style of play is graceful, he reads the game beautifully, and his frame only works to enhance his outstanding talent and make him even more impossible to catch with the ball at his feet.
Possessing a not imposing frame for a defensive midfielder, he is blessed with an unusually neat technique for a player of his age, he is regarded as one of the best in his position in the country all while married to a nonchalant action style.
Abu will surely be licking his lips to put up a show on Sunday afternoon.
If Hearts have Kordzi, then Legon Cities have Nafiu Sulemana – with the former Inter Allies forward, widely considered as the best forwards in the league.
He is capable of playing as a target man, a support striker, someone to run in behind or hold up and bring others into play.
He’s not usually the man relied on to score the important goals, but Sulemana will always have an influence in a game one way or another.
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