Posted by: westafricanfootball | 09/10/2010

GODFRED SAKA

In 2009-2010, Aduana Stars FC won the Ghana Premier League, conceding only 10 goals in 30 matches. The players who shared the honours for this amazing achievement were goalkeeper Stephen Adams, left-back Francis Larbi, centre-backs Johnson Adomah, Gabriel Opoku Ware and Emmanuel Akuoko and especially right-back Godfred Saka.

After the 2009-2010 season was finished, Saka was named as the “Most promising player” in the local league. This was actually Saka’s first season at the top level in Ghana.

Godfred Saka is born 02.11.1988 and will therefore soon be 22 years old.

One should immediately think a team with such a good defensive record played with defensive-minded full-backs. This is however not the case. I recently had the pleasure of watching Godfred Saka against Hearts of Oak and it was sometimes difficult to see that Saka actually is a defender and not a winger. Saka has a reputation of being strong in the tackles and also possesses a powerful shot. I am able to document one goal scored by Saka, against Eleven Wise FC in Round 17 of the 2009-2010 season.

It’s my opinion that Godfred Saka is ready for bigger clubs than Aduana Stars FC. Some European clubs have already noticed him and Saka recently completed a trial with Greek side Panionios, a club participating in the Super League of Greece. Saka has been a vital part of the local “Black Stars”, in other words the national B-team, during 2010. He participated in the so-called WAFU-tournament in April 2010 and was also part of the Ghana-team who qualified for the CHAN-tournament that will be played in Sudan in 2011. If he has not signed for a foreign club before the tournament kicks off, I feel rather confident he will be found at the right-back for Ghana.


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