When the 2020 Ghana Premier League season kicked the best of pundits could not even envisage what the season is turning out to be with some swashbuckling performances for debutants and teenagers. From the high flying Prince Adu Kwabena to the unfancied Nana Kofi Babil, 442gh.com’s Saani Abacha takes a look at the finest teenagers in the ongoing domestic topflight.
- Prince Adu Kwabena, Bechem United FC
Bechem United FC headed into the 2020 Ghana Premier League season with their hopes on the shoulders of Hafiz Wontah Konkoni as their trusted goal monger. The lanky attacker enjoyed an explosive outing for the Hunters in the last season to become a household prospect. It however turned out the fortunes of Bechem United FC landed on the tiny shoulders of 16 year old Prince Adu Kwabena. His scoring prowess belied a teenager with some outstanding finishes speaking for him. His honeymoon start to the season reflected in the 8 goals registered so far.
- Mathew Anim Cudjoe, Asante Kotoko SC
A potential Black Stars player in the not too distant future with an explosive start to his career. The left footed prodigy has succeeded in rerouting traffic onto himself with some monstrous moves led by his iconic moves against Accra Hearts of Oak SC in the first leg of their league encounter. The 16 year old chap currently has one goal and 2 assists under his name to pick a place in the top teenagers of the division.
- Nana Kofi Babil, Medeama SC
The super substitute winning games for the Mauve and Yellows after a dream start to his season with 3 goals to show for his effort. The 17 year old is crowded by an array of super stars but still found a way to shine thanks to his cameo roles. The composed forward smashed in three goals from the substitute bench in a row to join his colleagues on the dining table. His quick feet makes him practically impossible to stop at full speed. The presence of Prince Opoku Agyemang reduced his playing time only for the youngster to feast on his bench role on his way to pop star status.
- Baba Yahaya, King Faisal FC
Whiles the Insha Allah Boys are collecting on their way to the second tier of Ghana football, Nana Baba rose above the sinking ship to make a case for himself. His utility nature, coupled with the indescribable energy, made him a clear candidate for MVP on match days. A solitary strike for the 17 year old dented his numbers on the statistical pack. Teammate, Ibrahim Osman notched 8 goals as a 20 year old to take the media lenses away from Baba Yayaha.
- Alex Asso, Inter Allies FC
The presence of Victorien Adebayor in the camp of Inter Allies FC makes it virtually impossible for any other star to co-exist with him. The Nigerien import is so good that it takes outstanding performances for any of his teammates to be recognized by pundits and experts of the game. Alex Asso however dusted himself from the shadows to gain recognition as one of the budding talents on the local scene.
With an expanded version of the domestic topflight returning to the country for the first in 3 decades, these teenagers are certainly guaranteed some appreciable game time in the 34-week season. Who is your best teenager in the 2020 Ghana Premier League season?