Match day of the Ghana Football Association SC produced contrasting result across the various league with Asante Kotoko SC and Hearts of Oak both record crucial wins on home soil.
Ghana’s fastest emerging football portal, 442gh.com, assembles the top performing stars of the week led Accra Hearts of Oak safest pair of hands in Richmond Ayi. The finest XI team assembled by 442gh.com, has two Accra Hearts of Oak team with one foreign player named in the team. The top eleven stars for match day one is seen below:
Goalkeeper: Richmond Ayi(Accra Hearts of Oak SC)
The former Techiman City FC and WAFA SC shot stopper stole the limelight at the Accra Sports stadium to power the Phobians into a tight 1-0 win. Couple of saves in the opening half was followed by game changing saves in the final embers of the game at home to Dreams FC. A rating of 9/10 for the shot stopper.
Right Back: Isaac Kwain(Karela United FC)
Defenders barely imposed their presence on the pitch especially when their team when is winning on the pitch. Isaac Kwain however stole the media traffic with his top class defending whiles adding some attacking class to his game. The versatile full back played crucial role for the Pride and Passion Boys in their 2-1 win over Ebusua Dwarfs.
Left Back: Justice Anane(Aduana Stars FC)
Aduana Stars made a losing start to their game at the Baba Yara stadium in a 1-0 setback at the hands of Asante Kotoko SC. The Aduana Stars full back however zoomed his way into the TOTW with his energetic runs on the lanes. He was one of the top stars on the game for the Ogya Boys.
Center Back: Ibrahim Samed (Ashgold SC)
Few defenders on the local scene can match the versatile nature of Ibrahim Samed with the ability to play across the backline. Solid on the day and played a crucial role in the 2-0 win over Techiman XI Wonders at the Len Clay. 7/10 on the score card.
Center Back: Ismail Otu(Inter Allies FC)
Inter Allies failed to pick maximum on home soil against Elmina Sharks but the performance of Otu on the day stole the limelight for the Capelli Boys. Resolute, vocal and ball passing at best.
Defensive Midfielder: Aminu Mohammed (Hearts of Oak SC)
Dubbed as the new water carrier in the team, many expected Aminu Mohammed to gel but not explode like he did at home to Dreams FC. An advanced libero and a modern day central midfielder with ball winning and ball usage powers at his best.
Central Midfielder: Fredrick Ansah(Liberty Professionals FC)
Liberty Professionals suffered a suffocating 3-1 defeat at the Red Bulls Arena against WAFA SC and for him to earn a place in the TOTW, it sums up his top class performance in the week. He bossed affairs at the center of the pitch for the Soccer Mathematicians in their 3-1 heavy defeat at the Red Bulls Arena.
Right Winger: Emmanuel Gyamfi (Asante Kotoko SC)
The former Wa All Stars speedster oozed his usual class on the pitch to power the Porcupine Warriors to a tight 1-0 win at the Baba Yara stadium against Aduana Stars FC. The nimble footed wide man rose to the occasion despite failig to kiss the back of the net.
Left Winger: Andrews Ntim(WAFA SC)
The quick footed wide man stole the show once against at the Sogakope Red Bulls Arena. Andrews Ntim dazzled for Abubakari Sadique’s men to earn a place in the weekly assembled team of the week. His deft touches spiced the game in end to end fiesta eventually won by WAFA SC.
Attacker: Daiwise Taylor(Karela FC)
A goal to his name in the opening matches of the competition was enough to earn Diawise a spot in the TOTW. His marauding run was followed by a goal in the 1-2 away win at Cape Coast. Taylor shook the back of the net with a tailor measured strike to give the visitors a deserved lead.
Attacker: Salia Outtara(Ashgold SC)
Another imported player for the Aboakese lads doing the damage at the Obuasi Len Clay Sports stadium. The Ivorian monster stole the limelight with his dazzling feet and capped that with a goal to match. Shafiu’s beauty later in the game made it 2-0 over a harmless Techiman Eleven Wonders side.