442gh brings to Ghanaian soccer fans an exclusive class of 11 warriors who headlined the Ghana Premier league 2020/21 season with their finesse, touch of clash, and kick of perfections.
From the watertight gloves to robust ball winners, architectural ball users to sharp shooters, the list of eleven mercenaries culled from the over 800 footballers on the local terrain certainly excelled across their various positions.
The 2020/21 Ghana Premier league will certainly go down as one of the hotly contested competitions with only the last 4 games determining the winner, whiles the last kick declared the relegated clubs.
From Far away Dormaa to the banks of the volta lake where WAFA SC played their home games in Fievie, the excitement never seized to exist.
Of the over 800 players who took part in the 8 months of soccer actions through 34 weeks, 11 of them stood tall, generating domestic and international headlines.
The 442gh top eleven men of the 2021 GHPL season are :
- Richard Attah [Hearts of Oak]- 22 appearance, 12 clean Sheets, 12 goals conceded.
Richard Attah joined the Oak family from Elmina Sharks and wasted no time in displacing the number one goalkeeper on the wage bill of Accra Hearts of Oak SC. Series of high flying saves were supported by an impressive 12 clean sheets from just 22 outings. A total of 12 goals were ceded by the lanky goal keeper across the entire season.
- Victor Oduro [Dreams FC]- 29 appearance, 1 assists
The media traffic might have blacklisted him but boy was solid at the right back for Dreams FC all season. His attacking figures might not be as convincing as his competitors but the complete nature of Victor made him a standout ahead of Mohammed Fatawu and the chasing pack.
- Raddy Ovouka [Hearts of Oak]- 30 Appearance, 1 goal, 2 assists
An undisputed starter for any club on the Ghanaian soil if not the African continent at large. The DR Congo international provided 2 assists to add to his defensive nous. He is the undisputed left back of the campaign despite the keen competition from Imoru Ibrahim of Asante Kotoko SC.
- Abdul Ganiu Ismail [AsanteKotoko]- 33 appearance, 4 goals
A modern center back who needs no instructions on match days. The former Wa All Stars FC and Karela United FC defensive pillar scored 4 odd goals from center back position to solidify his status as the finest in his position.
- Mohammed Alhassan [Hearts of Oak] – 32 appearance
A silent and uncelebrated figure of the triumphant Hearts of Oak SC squad. Mo Alhassan teamed up with multiple partners for Accra Hearts of Oak SC and showed his class all year long. His recent combo with Robert Addo Sowah exemplifies his form on the local terrain.
- Benjamin Afutu Kote[Hearts of Oak] – 28 appearance, 5 goals.
The game changer, ball winner and user on the same pitch for Accra Hearts of Oak SC. Afutu Kotei unleashed his predatory best at the tail end of the season to score 5 priceless goals for the capital based side. The former Karela United FC sensational reportedly inked a new 3-year deal with Accra Hearts of Oak SC to end any exit rumors surrounding his stay with the club.
- Augustine Boakye WAFA SC] – 29 appearance, 9 goals, 11 assist
The Lionel Messi, Messut Oizil or Karim Benzema of the season. His attacking class has been amplified by the league high assists of 11 in the colors of WAFA SC. Augustine Boakye added 9 more goals to his self-less assists to keep a place in the team of the season.
- Gladson Awako [Great Olympics]- 31 Appearance 7 goals, 4 assists
Age they say comes with experience and Gladson Awako is a testimony to this adage. The former TP MAzembe attacking midfielder has 7 goals and 4 assists to his name to defend his place in the TOTS. He is reported to be on his way to Accra Hearts of Oak SC ahead of the 2022 CAF Champions league season.
- Diawisie Taylor [Karela United]- 31 appearance, 18 goals.
The deadliest of forwards on the local terrain playing his trade with Karela United FC. The goal monger kissed the back of the net for a league 17 times to clinch the golden boot in a hugely competitive department. The golden boot was clinched from just 31 appearances to confirm his shooting prowess.
- Fabio Gama [Asante Kotoko]- 28 appearance, 4 goals, 6 assists
South American flair on Ghanaian waterloo pitches. Gama they call him was a delight to watch with some succulent passes all season long. He was involved in 10 goals including 6 assists and 4 goals. The Asante Kotoko SC forward lit up the league with some quick feet in his first season with the club.
- Salifu Ibrahim[Hearts of Oak] – 31 appearance, 3 goals, 8 assists
A potential signing of the season winner and a backbone for Eleven Wonders and Accra Hearts of Oak SC. Salifu Ibrahim monopolized Man of the Match awards with ease to earn a spot in the team of the season. He scored 3 goals and provided 8 more assists to power Accra Hearts of Oak SC to their first league crown since 2009.
Coach Samuel Boadu- Accra Hearts of Oak SC and Medeama SC
When Accra Hearts of Oak SC placed their title hopes on a young Boadu, fans never believed the class of the former Medeama SC trainer. He only made noise on the technical dugout. A league high 11-straight games without defeat was enough to send Accra Hearts of Oak SC summit of the log.