Posted by: westafricanfootball | 04/10/2011

MIGHTY JETS FC – SEASON PREVIEW

On 26.09.2011, the Ghana Football Association published the squads for the GLO Premier League 2011-2012. In this post, I will make some comments about one of the relegation candidates this season, Mighty Jets FC from the Ghanaian capital of Accra.

Mighty Jets FC has lost their two most important players during the summer in playmaker Aaron Amoah (to AshantiGold SC) and captain Richard Ofori (to Sporting de Charleroi, Belgium). It is difficult to see that these players have been replaced with players of the same quality.

* Mighty Jets FC still has several interesting players and they have also made some decent signings before the new season. The experienced Hassan Mohammed, formerly of Hearts of Oak SC and Real Tamale United FC, is comfortable both in central defence and at the full-backs. He will most likely become a valuable member of the team. The picture is of Mohammed and is taken from Ghanasoccernet.

* Most of the new signings are somewhat difficult to identify but I believe that Bright Akoto and Issahaku Shaibu are former goalkeepers of Wa All Stars FC, that Raphael Okyere is a former striker of Wa All Stars FC, and that Kofi Asiamah is the attacker Kofi Asiamah who was a fringe player at Hearts of Oak SC last season. Isaac Klevor is an interesting left-back / centre-back and a former member of the well-run Right to Dream Academy.

* Some of the key players from last season are still with the club, including defender Sabato Yahaya, midfielder Jacob Kwao, who was part of the Ghana U-20 national football team during last season, the versatile Yahaya Mubarak, wingers Mohammed Mukson and Tamimu Muntari, lanky attacker Stephen Adams, and talented striker Kofi Owusu. Owusu will most likely have the goal scoring responsibility this season

* Mighty Jets FC has been linked with Hearts of Oak SC midfielder Yufa Zugah (born 01.08.1989) but I am not sure that this deal has materialized yet. There have also been rumors regarding experienced central defender Daniel Coleman during the summer. I have a theory that Mighty Jets FC could have signed some players who are not listed at the official squad published at the Ghana Football Association.

Known players in the squad:

Name Position D.O.B. Nat.
ADAMS, Stephen F   GHA
ADJEI, Emmanuel Eli Asafo   GHA
AKOTO, Bright G   GHA
ALHASSAN, Nayaro     GHA
ANDOH, Frank G 21.09.1986 GHA
ASARE, Isaac D   GHA
ASIAMAH, Kofi F   GHA
BAIDEN, Titus G   GHA
KLEVOR, Isaac D   GHA
KWAO, Jacob M   GHA
LARYEA, Emmanuel D   GHA
MENSAH, Emmanuel     GHA
MOHAMMED, Hassan D   GHA
MUBARAK, Yahaya M   GHA
MUKSON, Mohammed M   GHA
MUNTARI, Tamimu M   GHA
NARTEY, Isaac     GHA
OKYERE, Raphael G   GHA
OWUSU, Isaac D   GHA
OWUSU, Kofi F 07.04.1990 GHA
RAHIM, Osumanu     GHA
SALIFU, Mamudu M   GHA
SHAIBU, Issahaku G 02.12.1987 GHA
SIDI SOUFIAN, Abubakar F   GHA
SULLEY, Nuru D 11.06.1988 GHA
YAHAYA, Sabato D   GHA

 

Other players in the squad, according to the Ghana Football Association:

Abdalah Razak, Gafaru Abdul Yakubu, Michael Acquaye, Kamaru Dini Adu Addo, Ismeal Akwasi Afriyie, Jacob Amissah, Foster Anim, Ernest Antwi, Isaac Asante, Yaw Owusu Asante, Elvis Kwadwo Asare, Victor Azumah, Henry Benefour, Stephen Frimpong, Isaac Essilfie Ghartey, Peter Hem, John Henyo, Musah Inusah, Benjamin Malik, Mathias Mensah, Eric Mkansah, Ali Nasiru, Obed Nkansah, Abdulai Osman, Raphael Okyere, Elijah Aseidu Otchere, Mustapha Sumaila, Salim Waham.


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