Posted by: westafricanfootball | 27/01/2013


Bismark-and-Halm1At the time of writing, halfway through the league, Medeama SC is leading the GLO Premier League 2012-2013, three points ahead of Aduana Stars FC.

The presentation below shows games and goals during the first 15 rounds of the league:

ADJETEY, Mozart G 0+2 0
ALI, Yusif 1 0
ANOBAAH, Theophilus M / F 12+1 3
APPAU, Jacob Asiedu AM 12.10.1994 5+3 1
ASAMOAH, Godbless AM 1+1 0
ASIEDU, Bismark AM 17.09.1984 9+4 2
AWUNOR, Cephas M 0+5 0
AYIRE, Victor DM 12 0
BENSON, Ekow M / F 23.04.1989 2+3 0
BERKO, Osei D 13.02.1989 1+2 0
COOMSON, Daniel Larbi AM 22.09.1989 6 1
GORDON, Joseph M 4 2
HALM, Joseph G 12 0
IMORO, Kabiru F 05.06.1985 8+4 3
KWAO, Jacob M 0+2 0
KWOFIE, Hans F 10.06.1989 2 0
MASAWUDU, Suleman M 09.09.1989 3 0
MOHAMMED, Tanko F 22.03.1984 6+2 0
NKETIAH, Richmond D 9 1
NYARKO, Eric M 02.10.1983 14 1
OCRAN, Daniel D 10.04.1991 0+1 0
POLO, Akwei AM 4+1 1
ROCKSON, Godfred D 20.10.1986 13+1 0
SABATO, Mohammed D 24.12.1989 1 0
SEFA, Augustine D 13.03.1991 5+1 0
SUMAILA, Atia M 20.06.1985 1 0
TAGOE, Muntari G 3 0
YAKUBU, Hudu D 8+3 0
YUSIF, Nurudeen D 28.08.1992 9 0


From my point of view, the success criteria of Medeama SC is their excellent defence. The Tarkwa-based club has only conceded nine goals in 15 matches. Joseph Halm, formerly of Tema Youth FC, is the first-choice goalkeeper. Halm is a tall, athletic goalkeeper who looks very confident whenever he plays. Halm is strong when dealing with crosses and a good shot-stopper. The lanky Muntari Tagoe of the Ghana U-20 national football team and the experienced Mozart Adjetey are pushing Halm hard. Tagoe is a highly rated youngster and sooner or later, he will get frustrated for lack of first-team action.

The defence of Medeama SC is centered around strongman Godfred Rockson and the up-and-coming Otuo Acheampong, one of the revelations of the season. Both players are excellent centre-backs and the elegant Acheampong could be a star in the making. The hard-tackling Victor Ayire, signed from Amidaus Professionals FC, has an important role in the team, often shiedling the centre-backs in a defensive midfield role, building counter-attacking moves and intercepting passes.

Medeama SC has four quality full-backs who fights hard for a place in the team. The enterprising Richmond Nketiah can play at both left-back and right-back, Nurudeen Yusif and Augustine Sefa are primarily right-backs, while Hudu Yakubu seems to prefer the left-back position. All four players are modern full-backs with attacking qualities. My personal favourite is the hard-working Yusif.

The midfield of Medeama SC is centered around Eric Nyarko, formerly of Hearts of Oak SC and several Israeli clubs. The workaholic Nyarko has excellent ball control and at times, his passing is a delight to watch.

Theophilus Anobaah is a key man in the attack, often found on one of the wings. Anobaah loves to dribble and he uses his pace effectively. Personally, I would prefer the creative Daniel Larbi Coomson  on the left-wing and Anobaah on the right-wing. In-form Joseph Gordon is an excellent option.

Whenever I have watched Medeama SC this season, they have played with a support striker / playmaker just behind a lone striker, often operating in a “free role”. Bismark Asiedu seems to be most effective in this position. Asiedu, signed from Ebusua Dwarfs, is not the fastest of attackers but he is big, strong and intelligent. His physique makes his able to hold up the ball and create space for his teammates. Youngster Jacob Asiedu Appau is a future star, effective in the support striker role or any midfield role.

From my point of view, the burly, hard-working Kabiru Imoro is the best striker in the squad, perhaps with the exception of the injury-plagued Hans Kwofie. Tanko Mohammed is more of a target-man who is difficult to handle but surprisingly ineffective in front of goal.

The picture, found on, shows goalkeeper Joseph Halm and striker Bismark Asiedu.

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