Posted by: westafricanfootball | 23/09/2013

PLAYER PRESENTATION – GHANA

In this post, I will present a couple of interesting players from the GLO Premier League 2013-2014 in Ghana.

Name: ADDO, JOSEPH
Nationality: GHANA
DOB: 02.11.1990
Position: Goalkeeper
Season Club L Games Goals
2006-2007 Hasaacas FC(Ghana) 1    0
2007-2008 Hasaacas FC(Ghana) 1    0
2008-2009 Heart of Lions FC(Ghana) 1    0
2009-2010 Heart of Lions FC(Ghana) 1    0
2010-2011 Heart of Lions FC(Ghana) 1    0
2011-2012 Heart of Lions FC(Ghana) 1    0
2012-2013 Heart of Lions FC(Ghana) 1    0
2013-2014 Asante Kotoko FC(Ghana) 1

* Despite being only 22 years old, goalkeeper Joseph Addo is a quite experienced performer in the GLO Premier League. Addo was one of the star players of the Ghana U-17 national football team during the 2007 FIFA U-17 World Cup, but he has struggled to live up to the expectations. Last season, Addo faced tough competition from Stephen Ahorlu and Nana Bonsu at Heart of Lions FC, and he will probably benefit from the new environment at Asante Kotoko FC. Addo will have to work hard to win the number one shirt from veterans Isaac Amoako and Abdoulaye Soulama, but he will certainly learn a lot from the training sessions with these “legendary” goalkeepers.

Name: ANDOH, KWEKU
Nationality: GHANA
DOB: 16.10.1990
Position: Right-back / Central defender / Defensive midfielder
Season Club L Games Goals
2008-2009 Heart of Lions FC(Ghana) 1    0
2009-2010 Heart of Lions FC(Ghana) 1    0
2010-2011 Heart of Lions FC(Ghana) 1    0
2011-2012 Berekum Chelsea FC(Ghana) 1    0
2012-2013 Heart of Lions FC(Ghana) 1    21    1
2013-2014 Hearts of Oak SC(Ghana) 1

* The 22-year old defender, comfortable in several defensive roles, is one of the summer signings at Hearts of Oak SC. Andoh, a former captain of Heart of Lions FC, is a powerful and well-built player known for hard tackles and an energetic style of play.

Name: BANCEY, SEIDU
Nationality: GHANA
DOB: 15.05.1990
Position: Striker
Season Club L Games Goals
Midtjylland Maamobi(Ghana)
2008-2009 New Edubiase United FC(Ghana) 2
2009-2010 New Edubiase United FC(Ghana) 1
2010-2011 Ebusua Dwarfs(Ghana) 1    7
2011-2012 Ebusua Dwarfs(Ghana) 1    7
2012-2013 Asante Kotoko FC(Ghana) 1    20    5
2013-2014 Asante Kotoko FC(Ghana) 1

* In-form striker Seidu Bancey has scored two goals in two matches for Asante Kotoko FC, including the winner against Hearts of Oak SC on 22.09.2013, arguably the biggest game of the season. Bancey is an intelligent player with smart moves and the ability to shoot from all angles, making him one of few natural strikers in the league. Last season, Bancey was criticized for ineffectiveness, but he has apparently worked hard during the summer to improve his finishing skills. Bancey scored at least 11 goals during the GLO Premier League 2009-2010, most likely 2-4 more, making it his best ever season in terms of goals.

Name: GOZAR, DANIEL
Nationality: GHANA
DOB: Unknown
Position: Striker
Season Club L Games Goals
2010-2011 Aduana Stars FC(Ghana) 1    0
2011-2012 Aduana Stars FC(Ghana) 1    4
2012-2013 Aduana Stars FC(Ghana) 1    1
2013-2014 Amidaus Professionals FC(Ghana) 1

* Last season, promising striker Daniel Gozar was mostly used as a substitute at Aduana Stars FC. Before the current season, Gozar joined Amidaus Professionals FC. On 21.09.2013, Gozar scored his first goal for his new club.

Name: IDDRISU, AHMED
Nationality: GHANA
DOB: Unknown
Position: Central defender / Defensive midfielder
Season Club L Games Goals
Arsenal Babies Tema(Ghana)
2012-2013 Amidaus Professionals FC(Ghana) 1    0
2013-2014 Amidaus Professionals FC(Ghana) 1

* There is a lot of hype in Ghana regarding Ahmed Iddrisu, born in 1995 or 1996. The youngster played a handful of matches during the latter stage of the 2012-2013 season. This season, Iddrisu will play regularly at centre-back or just in front of the defenders.

Name: KWOFIE, HANS
Nationality: GHANA
DOB: 10.06.1989
Position: Striker
Season Club L Games Goals
2006-2007 Metro Stars FC(Ghana) 2
2007-2008 Heart of Lions FC(Ghana) 1    1
2008-2009 Heart of Lions FC(Ghana) 1    2
2009-2010 FC Medeamaa(Ghana) 2
2010-2011 Medeama SC(Ghana) 1    6
2011-2012 Medeama SC(Ghana) 1    5
2012-2013 Medeama SC(Ghana) 1    0
2013-2014 Medeama SC(Ghana) 1

* Hans Kwofie, a quality striker, lost almost the whole 2012-2013 season through injury. Kwofie is now back in the first eleven of Medeama SC and has already scored his first goal of the season, on 22.09.2013 against Bechem United FC. Kwofie is energetic, quite skilful and has great pace.

Name: OFORI, RICHARD
Nationality: GHANA
DOB: 01.11.1993
Position: Goalkeeper
Season Club L Games Goals
2012-2013 Wa All Stars FC(Ghana) 1    0
2013-2014 Wa All Stars FC(Ghana) 1

* In January 2013, goalkeeper Robert Dabuo left Wa All Stars FC to join the more ambitious AshantiGold SC, The inexperienced youngster Richard Ofori stepped up and did tremendously well, earning a place in the squad of the Ghana U-20 national football team. Ofori played one match during the 2013 FIFA World Cup, keeping a clean sheet against Iraq U-20. This season, Ofori will be first choice goalkeeper from the very start. The picture below, found on sports.yahoo.com, shows Ofori in action.

Eric Antwi, Lawrence Lartey, Mohanad Abdulraheem

Name: SEFA, AUGUSTINE
Nationality: GHANA
DOB: 13.03.1991
Position: Right-back / Left-back
Season Club L Games Goals
Great Afrikans FC(Ghana)
2008-2009 Kessben FC(Ghana) 1    0
2009-2010 Kessben FC(Ghana) 1    0
2010-2011 Kessben FC(Ghana) 1    0
2011-2012 Medeama SC(Ghana) 1    1
2012-2013 Medeama SC(Ghana) 1    0
2013-2014 AshantiGold SC(Ghana) 1

* Augustine Sefa is an attacking-minded right-back who recently joined AshantiGold SC after several seasons at Medeama SC / Kessben FC. After a rather uneventful 2012-2013 season, I think Sefa did right in finding a new club.


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