Posted by: westafricanfootball | 27/06/2011

ADUANA STARS FC – 2010-2011 SEASON REVIEW

In this post, I will make a statistical presentation of the players of Aduana Stars FC. I will only present a player when I can document (or substantiate) that the player has featured for the club during the GLO Premier League 2010-2011.

Aduana Stars FC, who won the championship in 2009-2010, became number four in the GLO Premier League 2010-2011. The club is well-known for their excellent defensive record.

Aduana Stars FC is based in Dormaa Ahenkro in the Western parts of Ghana, few kilometers from the Ivorian boarder.

The players are presented in alphabetical order. Please note that the opinions are merely subjective and that the statistical information could include some errors. All birthdates can be documented by references to reliable sources.

The picture of Aduana Stars FC is taken from Ghanasoccernet.

STEPHEN ADAMS

DOB: 28.09.1984

Position: Goalkeeper

League matches in 2010-2011: unknown, but a key member of the team. Regular first choice.

League goals in 2010-2011: 0

Career:

2004                      Real Sportive Tema(Ghana)

2005                      Real Sportive Tema(Ghana)

2008-2009         Real Sportive Tema(Ghana)

2009-2010          Aduana Stars FC(Ghana)

2010-2011           Aduana Stars FC(Ghana)

* Brilliant goalkeeper, arguably one of the best in the GLO Premier League 2010-2011.

* Adams was part of the Ghana B national football team that had a horrible CHAN tournament in Sudan.

* There seems to be some confusion regarding the age of Adams. According to the official squad list of the Ghana B national football team, published at www.cafonline.com before the CHAN tournament, Adams is born 28.09.1989.

The date of birth 28.09.1984 was taken from an agent’s website that was deleted a few years ago. At that time, Adams was playing for Real Sportive Tema. Independent sources confirm that Stephen Adams of Aduana Stars FC is the former goalkeeper of Real Sportive Tema, and it is not difficult to document that a “Stephen Adams” was in goal for Real Sportive Tema as early as 10.06.2004. If 28.09.1989 is the correct date of birth, Adams would have been 14 years old at the time, which I personally find very hard to believe.

WAHAB ADAMS

DOB: 26.05.1988

Position: Central defender

League matches in 2010-2011: unknown, but his season was apparently injury-plagued.

League goals in 2010-2011: 0

Career:

2009-2010        Aduana Stars FC(Ghana)

2010-2011         Aduana Stars FC(Ghana)

* Described as a workaholic central defender. Apparently a former player of Wa All Stars FC.

RICHARD ADDAI

DOB: 27.07.1986

Position: Striker

League matches in 2010-2011: unknown, most likely a fringe player.

League goals in 2010-2011: 0

Career:

2006-2007          Aduana Stars FC(Ghana)

2008-2009          Aduana Stars FC(Ghana)

2009-2010           Aduana Stars FC(Ghana)

2010-2011            Aduana Stars FC(Ghana)

* Widely regarded as the top striker of Aduana Stars FC when the club won promotion to the GLO Premier League after the 2008-2009 season. However, Addai has so far failed to impress at the top level of Ghanaian football.

* Was apparently suspended for “gross misconduct” in February 2011.

* Addai is sometimes referred to as “Richard Addae”.

JOHNSON ADOMA

DOB: 05.06.1985

Position: Central defender

League matches in 2010-2011: unknown, but a key member of the team.

League goals in 2010-2011: 0

Career:

2009-2010           Aduana Stars FC(Ghana)

2010-2011            Aduana Stars FC(Ghana)

* Tough and hard-tackling central defender. Described as an excellent tackler and a good reader of the game. The defence of Aduana Stars FC has been brilliant for the last two seasons and the presence of Adomah has been a major factor.

* Adomah has been named in preliminary squads of the Ghana B national football team during the season.

FRANCIS ADUHENE

DOB: 15.05.1986

Position: Striker / left-winger / midfielder

League matches in 2010-2011: unknown, most likely a fringe player.

League goals in 2010-2011: 0

Career:

2003                      Hasaacas FC(Ghana)

2004                      Hasaacas FC(Ghana)

2009-2010          Aduana Stars FC(Ghana)

2010-2011           Aduana Stars FC(Ghana)

* Scored three important league goals when Aduana Stars FC won the GLO Premier League 2009-2010. However, the current season has been somewhat quiet for this experienced and versatile player.

* I believe that Aduhene joined Aduana Stars FC from Tarkwa United FC but this is yet to be confirmed.

EMMANUEL AKUOKO

DOB: Unknown

Position: Central defender

League matches in 2010-2011: unknown, but a key member of the team.

League goals in 2010-2011: 1

Career:

2007-2008           Aduana Stars FC(Ghana)

2009-2010            Aduana Stars FC(Ghana)

2010-2011             Aduana Stars FC(Ghana)

* Akuoko, a strong central defender, has been one of the revelations of the season.

* He has been part the Ghana B national football team during the season.

* Akuoko is apparently a former player of Berekum Arsenal FC.

NURUDEEN ALI

DOB: 16.05.1991

Position: Striker / attacker

League matches in 2010-2011: unknown, but a key member of the team.

League goals in 2010-2011: 5

Career:

2008-2009           Chelsea Berekum(Ghana)

2009-2010            Aduana Stars FC(Ghana)

2010-2011             Aduana Stars FC(Ghana)

*Ali is a tricky striker or all-round attacker. He is the top scorer for Aduana Stars FC in the GLO Premier League 2010-2011 with five goals.

* Ali is a former member of the Ghana U-17 national football team and the Ghana U-20 national football team. Ali has also played for an amateur club called Nsoatreman FC.

EMMANUEL ALLAN

DOB: 09.06.1986

Position: Attacking midfielder / right-winger

League matches in 2010-2011: unknown, but most likely a fringe player.

League goals in 2010-2011: 0

Career:

2004-2005           Le Havre AC(France)

2005-2006           Le Havre AC(France)

2007-2008           Liberty Professionals FC(Ghana)

2007-2008           Ironi Rishon LeZion(Israel)

2008-2009           Liberty Professionals FC(Ghana)

2008-2009           Bechem United FC(Ghana)

2009-2010           Aduana Stars FC(Ghana)

2010-2011            Aduana Stars FC(Ghana)

2010-2011             Bechem United FC(Ghana)

* Allan, a former member of the Ghana U-23 national football team, joined Bechem United FC in the middle of the 2010-2011 season. Bechem United FC won promotion to the GLO Premier League 2011-2012 and Allan was apparently a key member of the team.

* The tricky and experienced playmaker never got first team matches for Le Havre AC and he also struggled to get first team action at Liberty Professionals FC. Allan is a very talented and skillful player and hopefully he will establish himself at the top level of Ghanaian football next season.

EMMANUEL ANSONG

DOB: 22.10.1989

Position: Defender / right-back

League matches in 2010-2011: unknown, but a key member of the team.

League goals in 2010-2011: 0

Career:

2005                      Great Olympics Accra(Ghana)

2007-2008         Heart of Lions FC(Ghana)

2008-2009          Heart of Lions FC(Ghana)

2009-2010          Heart of Lions FC(Ghana)

2010-2011           Aduana Stars FC(Ghana)

* Skillful and intelligent defender, most comfortable at right-back. A great signing from Heart of Lions FC before the current season.

* Ansong has been part of the Ghana B national football team during the season. He was also a member of the Ghana U-17 national football team at the 2005 FIFA U-17 World Cup in Peru.

ALEX ARYEE

DOB: Unknown

Position: Striker

League matches in 2010-2011: unknown, but a key member of the team.

League goals in 2010-2011: 3

Career:

2003                      Liberty Professionals FC(Ghana)

2004                      Liberty Professionals FC(Ghana)

2005                      Liberty Professionals FC(Ghana)

2006-2007         Wa All Stars FC(Ghana)

2007-2008         Wa All Stars FC(Ghana)

2010-2011           Sporting Mirren FC(Ghana)

2010-2011           Aduana Stars FC(Ghana)

* As far as I know, Aryee joined Aduana Stars FC from Sporting Mirren FC in the middle of the GLO Premier League 2010-2011. Aryee had been scoring regularly for the second division side and managed three league goals for his new club during the second part of the season.

* His full name is “Alexander Nii Aryee”. He is sometimes referred to as “Alex Anim”.

* The experienced striker was part of the Ghana U-23 national football team in 2007, suggesting he is born in 1985 or 1986.

ASHMOND ASAMOAH

DOB: Unknown

Position: Central midfielder

League matches in 2010-2011: unknown, but most likely a fringe player.

League goals in 2010-2011: 0

Career:

2006-2007           Liberty Professionals FC(Ghana)

2007-2008           Liberty Professionals FC(Ghana)

2008-2009           Liberty Professionals FC(Ghana)

2008-2009           Gamba All Blacks FC(Ghana)

2009-2010           Aduana Stars FC(Ghana)

2010-2011            Aduana Stars FC(Ghana)

* Hard-working central midfielder who focuses on the defensive work.

SAMUEL ASIEDU

DOB: 27.11.1980

Position: Central midfielder

League matches in 2010-2011: unknown, but a key member of the team.

League goals in 2010-2011: 1

Career:

2004                      Aduana Stars FC(Ghana)

2007-2008         Aduana Stars FC(Ghana)

2008-2009         Aduana Stars FC(Ghana)

2009-2010         Aduana Stars FC(Ghana)

2010-2011          Aduana Stars FC(Ghana)

* The captain Aduana Stars FC and as far as I know, the longest serving player at the club. Asiedu is an experienced central midfielder and a very cultured player who rarely loses the ball.

JOSEPH BENTIL

DOB: 27.11.1980

Position: Attacking midfielder / left-winger

League matches in 2010-2011: unknown, but an important member of the team.

League goals in 2010-2011: 0

Career:

2008-2009           Samartex Samreboi(Ghana)

2010-2011            Aduana Stars FC(Ghana)

* Bentil is one of the best dribblers at Aduana Stars FC. He was apparently signed from Eleven Wise FC.

DANIEL KOFI BONSU

DOB: 28.08.1991

Position: Striker / attacker

League matches in 2010-2011: unknown, but most likely a fringe player.

League goals in 2010-2011: 0

Career:

2008-2009           Liberty Professionals FC(Ghana)

2010-2011            Aduana Stars FC(Ghana)

2010-2011            Heart of Lions FC(Ghana)

* Bonsu had a very promising season for Liberty Professionals FC in 2008-2009, scoring three league goals while still being a teenager. The lively attacker struggled at Aduana Stars FC and joined Heart of Lions FC in the middle of the GLO Premier League 2010-2011. He scored three league goals for Heart of Lions FC during the second part of the season.

JOSEPH DABITORA

DOB: Unknown

Position: Unknown

League matches in 2010-2011: unknown, but most likely a fringe player.

League goals in 2010-2011: 0

Career:

2010-2011            Aduana Stars FC(Ghana)

* Unknown player who was registered for the CAF Champions League. Apparently, Dabitora made a great impression when Aduana Stars FC played Wydad Casablanca on 30.01.2011. I believe he is an attacking-minded player.

CELESTINE DAMPTEY

DOB: 20.01.1992

Position: Goalkeeper

League matches in 2010-2011: unknown, but being second-choice goalkeeper he is a fringe player.

League goals in 2010-2011: 0

Career:

2010-2011           Aduana Stars FC(Ghana)

* The young, inexperienced reserve goalkeeper is a former player of Tema Youth FC and Owerriman FC.

BERNARD DON-BORTEY

DOB: 22.09.1982

Position: Attacking midfielder / right-winger / striker

League matches in 2010-2011: unknown, but a key member of the team.

League goals in 2010-2011: 4

Career:

2001                      Hearts of Oak SC(Ghana)

2002                      Hearts of Oak SC(Ghana)

2004                      Hearts of Oak SC(Ghana)

2005                      Hearts of Oak SC(Ghana)

2007-2008         Hearts of Oak SC(Ghana)

2008-2009          Bnei Saknin(Israel)

2009-2010          Hearts of Oak SC(Ghana)

2010-2011           Aduana Stars FC(Ghana)

* Don-Bortey is arguably the most famous player at Aduana Stars FC. His ball control is superb and he has a lot of tricks in his repertoire. However, Don-Bortey, with approximately 10 full international matches for the Ghana national football team, is also widely regarded as an “on/off-player”. He can be completely invisible one match but be absolutely brilliant the very next.

* Don-Bortey has expressed a wish to play for Asante Kotoko FC next season.

DANIEL DARKWAH

DOB: Unknown

Position: Left-winger / attacking midfielder / striker

League matches in 2010-2011: unknown, but a key member of the team.

League goals in 2010-2011: 2

Career:

2009-2010           Gamba All Blacks FC(Ghana)

2010-2011            Wa All Stars FC(Ghana)

* One of the revelations of the season. As far as I know, Darkwah joined Aduana Stars FC from second division side Gamba All Blacks FC. He immediately forced his way into the first team and made several impressive performances for his new club. He is a very attacking minded player with great ball-control.

* Also known as “Daniel Darkwa”, “Daniel Darkwaah”, “Daniel Dankwa” or “Dan Danquah”.

JOSEPH DOE

DOB: 16.07.1986

Position: Striker

League matches in 2010-2011: unknown, but most likely a fringe player.

League goals in 2010-2011: 0

Career:

2006-2007           Aduana Stars FC(Ghana)

2009-2010           Aduana Stars FC(Ghana)

2010-2011            Aduana Stars FC(Ghana)

* Doe was one of the top scorers for Aduana Stars FC in the 2009-2010 season but got few chances during the current campaign. I think Doe left Aduana Stars FC during the season, but this is yet to be confirmed.

* Also known as “Kwabena Joe”.

KWAME FRIMPONG

DOB: 02.06.1987

Position: Right-winger / attacking midfielder / striker

League matches in 2010-2011: unknown, but most likely a fringe player.

League goals in 2010-2011: 0

Career:

2006-2007           Aduana Stars FC(Ghana)

2009-2010           Aduana Stars FC(Ghana)

2010-2011            Aduana Stars FC(Ghana)

* I am very unsure regarding the importance of Frimpong at Aduana Stars FC. I know that he has been captaining Aduana Stars FC in the past but he has not gotten any headlines during the current season and I believe he is primarily a subsistute. At his best, Frimpong is a good playmaker.

FRANCIS LARBI

DOB: 17.07.1992

Position: Left-back

League matches in 2010-2011: unknown, but a key member of the team.

League goals in 2010-2011: 0

Career:

2008-2009           Gamba All Blacks FC(Ghana)

2009-2010           Aduana Stars FC(Ghana)

2010-2011            Aduana Stars FC(Ghana)

* The regular left-back of Aduana Stars FC and widely regarded as one of the best in the league at left-back position. Larbi is a modern-style, attacking-minded left-back and has also been part of the Ghana B national football team during the season. Larbi is apparently a former player of Eleven Wise FC.

JOSEPH MUGRI

DOB: Unknown

Position: Striker

League matches in 2010-2011: unknown, but a key member of the team.

League goals in 2010-2011: 4

Career:

2009-2010           FC Medeamaa(Ghana)

2010-2011            Aduana Stars FC(Ghana)

* The GLO Premier League 2010-2011 has been a fairytale season for Mugri, a strong and lanky striker. Mugri was top goalscorer at FC Medeamaa in 2009-2010 and his impressive performances for Aduana Stars FC, especially in the first half of the season, meant that he was considered for the Ghana B national football team during early 2011.

SETH OPARE

DOB: 02.11.1987

Position: Midfielder

League matches in 2010-2011: unknown, but an important member of the team.

League goals in 2010-2011: 0

Career:

2006-2007          Aduana Stars FC(Ghana)

2007-2008          Real Sportive Tema(Ghana)

2009-2010           Aduana Stars FC(Ghana)

2010-2011            Aduana Stars FC(Ghana)

* Rather unknown player to me but he has been featuring regularly for Aduana Stars FC this season, most often in a midfield position.

GABRIEL OPOKU-WARE

DOB: 24.09.1978

Position: Central defender

League matches in 2010-2011: unknown, but most likely a fringe player.

League goals in 2010-2011: 0

Career:

2002                      Melaka Telekom(Malaysia)

2004                      AshantiGold SC(Ghana)

2005                      AshantiGold SC(Ghana)

2009-2010          Aduana Stars FC(Ghana)

2010-2011           Aduana Stars FC(Ghana)

* Experienced central defender who was fundamental when Aduana Stars FC won the GLO Premier League in 2009-2010. He was also part of the Ghana B national football team during the season. However, the documentation I have found indicates that Opoku-Ware has had a rather quiet season during the current campaign.

GODFRED SAKA

DOB: 02.11.1988

Position: Right-back

League matches in 2010-2011: unknown, but a key member of the team.

League goals in 2010-2011: 0

Career:

2009-2010           Aduana Stars FC(Ghana)

2010-2011            Aduana Stars FC(Ghana)

* Hard-tackling and attacking-minded right-back who is one of the most interesting prospects in the GLO Premier League 2010-2011.

* A regular member of the Ghana B national football team.

* 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.

* Saka was presented in my post from 09.10.2010: https://westafricanfootball.com/2010/10/09/godfred-saka/

ANTHONY TAWIAH

DOB: Unknown

Position: Unknown

League matches in 2010-2011: unknown, but most likely a fringe player.

League goals in 2010-2011: 0

Career:

2010-2011           Aduana Stars FC(Ghana)

* Tawiah is a rather unknown player, most likely a defender or a defensive midfielder.

ROBERT YEBOAH

DOB: Unknown

Position: Unknown

League matches in 2010-2011: unknown, but most likely a fringe player.

League goals in 2010-2011: 0

Career:

2010-2011           Aduana Stars FC(Ghana)

* Yeboah is a rather unknown player, most likely an attacking-minded player.

MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION:

* Nasiru Ali, Issah Clottey, Moses Boye, Daniel Gozar, Isaac Anderson, Abubakar Nassam, Nana Yaw Agyei Junior and Ricky Agyei-Mensah were all part of the official squad list of Aduana Stars FC for the 2011 CAF Champions League. Personally, I cannot document that these players featured for Aduana Stars FC in the GLO Premier League 2010-2011. Therefore, the players are not presented in this post.

Isaac Anderson is most likely the former right-back of Asante Kotoko who I know played for Aduana Stars FC during the 2009-2010 season. The other players are still unknown to me.


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