Posted by: westafricanfootball | 02/11/2013

ASC DIARAF – SEASON REVIEW

JaraafTraditionally, ASC Diaraf is one of the most powerful clubs in Senegal. The Dakar-based club, also known as “ASC Jaraaf”, has won the Senegalese championship 11 times. ASC Diaraf had a rather disappointing 2013-season, finishing at fourth place, six points behind winners Diambars.

From my point of view, the following are the most interesting players at the club:

* 21-year striker Ibrahima Diop was rather unknown before the season. At the time of writing, after nine league goals, Diop is widely considered as the hottest prospect at ASC Diaraf. According to  galsenfoot.com, Diop was a trialist at French third level side US Boulogne in October. The following video shows Diop scoring a hat-trick against Yeggo on 15.08.2013:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uGrrUI6XoXo

* Another interesting player at ASC Diaraf is midfielder Alioune Badara Tendeng. Tendeng is a product of Zig-Inter FC, traditionally the second club in Ziguinchor, behind Casa Sport. Before the Ligue 1 2011-2012, Tendeng was transferred to Casa Sport. The stint at Casa Sport turned out to be a nightmare, as Tendeng was kept in the cold throughout the season, eventually being released. Somewhat surprising to me, Tendeng won a contract with ASC Diaraf, a powerhouse in Senegalese football. Tendeng has also featured for the Senegal B national football team. The petit midfielder is s a hard-working player with excellent ball-control.  Apparently, Tendeng was also a trialist at US Boulogne in October.

* Fidel Gomis, the petit playmaker, is currently part of the Senegal B national football team. On 31.10.2013, Gomis scored for Senegal B during the 2013 UEMOA tournament. Gomis, a former player of ASC Dahra, is a big fan’s favourite.

* Babacar Seck is a goalscoring left-back who was ever-present this season, scoring an amazing tally of seven goals in 30 matches. Seck is an attacking minded full-back, also effective as a left-winger.

* Idrissa Niang, a 21-year old midfielder who was signed from modest side CSS Richard-Toll, has had a wonderful season, cementing a place in the first eleven.

* The towering centre-back Lamine Bara Ndong, who is only 19 years old, has gotten rave reviews.

* Please note that attacking midfielder / left-winger Pape Macou Sarr has joined French second level side Angers SCO.

Name Position D.O.B. Nat. Matches Goals
CISSÉ, Ibrahima AM 01.01.1985 SEN 17+4 3
DAFFÉ, Mohamed D 04.11.1989 SEN 0+1 0
DIA, Pape Ciré F 19.08.1980 SEN 15+6 1
DIALLO, El Hadji Pape Seye D 27.01.1986 SEN 20 1
DIAW, Mademba SEN 4+2 0
DIOKH, Jean Francois D SEN 1 0
DIOP, Ibrahima F 24.01.1992 SEN 14+6 9
DIOUF, Ibou Sene AM 10.07.1988 SEN 3+4 0
FAYE, Pape Marcelin F 02.01.1989 SEN 1+4 0
GOMIS, Fidel AM 04.04.1991 SEN 20+7 0
GOMIS, Frédéric D 31.12.1985 SEN 4+2 0
GUENOUNE, Abdou Latif F SEN 2+1 1
GUEYE,  Papa Bacary M 13.12.1984 SEN 1 0
GUEYE, Samba D 04.01.1985 SEN 25+1 0
KANTÉ, Matar D 21.01.1989 SEN 20+1 0
KEBE, Baba F 18.03.1987 SEN 9+9 1
NDIAYE, Khadim G 05.04.1985 SEN 21 0
NDONG, Lamine Bara D 12.08.1994 SEN 10 0
NGOM, Maurice M 10.05.1992 SEN 3+11 0
NIANG, Idrissa M 25.02.1992 SEN 25+1 0
SALZMAN, Mohamed G 07.01.1990 SEN 1 0
SARR, Pape Macou AM 25.07.1991 SEN 10+3 2
SECK, Babacar D 05.03.1990 SEN 29+1 7
SIDIBÉ, Djibril M 01.01.1989 SEN 16+8 0
SOW, Alpha Oumar F 12.02.1984 SEN 13+4 3
TALL, Bocar Demba D 15.11.1984 SEN 11 0
TENDENG, Alioune Badara M 07.03.1992 SEN 26+3 1
THIOUB, Cheikh G 20.10.1992 SEN 8+1 0

 

The picture was found on galsenfoot.com.

Posted by: westafricanfootball | 02/11/2013

AKWA UNITED FC – SEASON REVIEW

Akwa-Utds-Mfon-Udoh-bagged-a-brace-527x330Akwa United FC had a difficult season in the Nigeria Professional Football League, finishing as number 16, just one point more than relegated Kwara United FC.  In this post, I have made a statistical summary of the -season.

Below is a list of players who have featured for Akwa United FC during the Nigeria Professional Football League 2013:

Name Position D.O.B. Nat. Goals
ABASIAMA, Michael AM NGA 1
ABDULLAH, Mohammed DM NGA 0
ADAH, Stephen M 20.12.1988 NGA 0
AGUDA, John DM NGA 1
AKPAN, Ini M / F 20.03.1990 NGA 1
AMADI, Moses D NGA 0
ARIWA, Emmanuel D 27.12.1989 NGA 2
ATAMBA, James NGA 1
BASSEY, Joseph M NGA 0
EBOH, Dauda Alilu F NGA 1
EFFIONG, Otobong D NGA 0
EKPAI, Ubong F 17.10.1992 NGA 6
ENIZE, Emmanuel F NGA 2
ESSIEN, Joseph DM 11.09.1988 NGA 0
ETOR, Daniel Essien M / F 05.02.1992 NGA 0
GAADI, John G 03.03.1982 NGA 0
HINGIR, Son F 17.12.1991 NGA 1
IDIO, Ubong D NGA 0
INAMOTO, Godwin M NGA 0
IORLIAM, Gwaza D NGA 0
KAYODE, Femi G 13.02.1992 NGA 0
KEKE, Uchenna D NGA 0
KONAN, Boris F CIV 0
MBA, Ezekiel M / F NGA 1
MONAYAN, Dimka D NGA 0
NAKARGO, Nura D NGA 0
NJOKU, Kelvin D 10.05.1984 NGA 0
NNAMSO, Edo D NGA 3
NOBAS, Omoregie G 02.06.1989 NGA 0
NOSA, Lucky D NGA 0
NWOYE, Anthony F NGA 0
OBIOWO, Victor G NGA 0
ODEY, Adama Ada D / M 23.01.1986 NGA 0
OGUNBOYE, Akin NGA 0
ONWUEMENYI, Hamza Ikenna D 04.04.1988 NGA 0
ORIAH, Roman F NGA 0
OSIA, Felix D NGA 0
UDOH, Mfon F NGA 16
UKEME, Davis F NGA 2
USMAN, Sarafa AM NGA 3

 

PLAYER OF THE SEASON:

Name: UDOH, MFON
Nationality: NIGERIA
DOB: Unknown
Position: Striker
Season Club L Games Goals
UNICEM Rovers FC(Nigeria)
2012 Akwa United FC(Nigeria) 1    0
2013 Akwa United FC(Nigeria) 1    16

Unsurprisingly, Mfon Udoh is my pick for “Player of the season”. Udoh scored 16 goals in approximately 35 matches, which is impressive for a striker at a rather modest side. Udoh, who h has been described as a lively and skilful striker, was presented in my post from 02.09.2013:

https://westafricanfootball.com/2013/09/02/mfon-udoh/

The picture, found on thenationonlineng.net, shows Udoh in action.

Other players that impressed include  John Aguda, team captain and midfield dynamo Ini Akpan, the toiwering defensive midfielder, striker / winger Ubong Ekpai (especially in the first part of the season), right-back and dead-ball specialist Edo Nnamso, centre-back Hamza Ikenna Onwuemenyi, on the radar of bigger clubs in Nigeria, and attacking midfielder / winger Sarafa Usman.

TOP SCORER OF THE SEASON:

Mfon Udoh was the number one goalscorer at the team with 16 goals. Ubong Ekpai scored six goals, while Edo Nnamso and Sarafa Usman scored three each.

REVELATION OF THE SEASON:

As Mfon Udoh had been a fringe player towards the end of the 2012-season, he was truly a relevation. Other inexperienced players that made a name for themselves include first-choice goalkeeper Femi Kayode, formerly of Akwa Starlets FC, and right-back Uchenna Keke.

Perhaps it’s wrong to define Ezekiel Mbah as a “revelation” but the dazzling winger, formerly of Niger Tornadoes FC, was rather unknown before he was picked for the Nigeria B national football team after few matches for Akwa United FC.

UNSUNG HERO OF THE SEASON:

Name: UKEME, DAVIS
Nationality: NIGERIA
DOB: Unknown
Position: Striker
Season Club L Games Goals
2012 Akwa United FC(Nigeria) 1    0
2013 Akwa United FC(Nigeria) 1    2

Mfon Udoh got all the attention, but Davis Ukeme, his hard-working striking partner, should also get credit for a fine season. I also feel that centre-back Hamza Ikenna Onwuemenyi should get more media attention for his consistent, rock-solid performances.

Posted by: westafricanfootball | 30/10/2013

SENEGAL AT THE 2013 UEMOA TOURNAMENT

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The Senegal B national football team is currently participating in the 2013 UEMOA Tournament, a football tournament held between nations who are a member of the West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA).

In this post, I have presented the 20 Senegalese players who takes part in the tournament.

The picture, found on www.dakarsacrecoeur.com, is of talented centre-back Mamadou Mbodj from Senegalese second-level side AS Dakar Sacré-Cœur.

Name: DIOP, AMIDOU 196 cm 75 kg
Nationality: SENEGAL
DOB: 27.02.1992
Position: Attacking midfielder / Striker
Season Club L Games Goals
2009 Diambars(Senegal) 2
2010 Diambars(Senegal) 2
2010-2011 Diambars(Senegal) 2
2011-2012 Diambars(Senegal) 1    11    0
2013 Diambars(Senegal) 1    27    8
Name: DRAMÉ, MOUHAMADOU 185 cm 80 kg
Nationality: SENEGAL
DOB: 05.05.1987
Position: Striker
Season Club L Games Goals
2009 US Gorée(Senegal) 1
2010 US Gorée(Senegal) 1
2010-2011 US Gorée(Senegal) 1
DH El Jadida(Morocco)
2013 DUC(Senegal) 1    27    11
Name: GOMIS, EMMANUEL 170 cm 67 kg
Nationality: SENEGAL
DOB: 21.05.1990
Position: Attacking midfielder
Season Club L Games Goals
2008 Diambars(Senegal) 2
2009 Diambars(Senegal) 2
2010 Diambars(Senegal) 2
2010-2011 Diambars(Senegal) 2
2011-2012 Diambars(Senegal) 1    8    2
2011-2012 Boluspor(Turkey) 2    11    0
2013 Diambars(Senegal) 1    22    3
Name: GOMIS, FIDEL 150 cm 65 kg
Nationality: SENEGAL
DOB: 04.04.1991
Position: Attacking midfielder
Season Club L Games Goals
2010 ASC Dahra(Senegal) 2
2010-2011 ASC Dahra(Senegal) 1    27    0
2011-2012 Unknown
2013 ASC Diaraf(Senegal) 1    27    0
Name: GOMIS, ROGER 178 cm 77 kg
Nationality: SENEGAL
DOB: 20.03.1995
Position: Attacking midfielder
Season Club L Games Goals
2010-2011 Yeggo Foot Pro(Senegal) 2
2010-2011 US Gorée(Senegal) 1    1
2011-2012 US Gorée(Senegal) 1    11    0
2013 US Gorée(Senegal) 1    17    0
Name: MANÉ, OUSMANE 181 cm 78 kg
Nationality: SENEGAL
DOB: 01.10.1990
Position: Goalkeeper
Season Club L Games Goals
2009 Diambars(Senegal) 2
2010-2011 Diambars(Senegal) 2
2011-2012 Diambars(Senegal) 1    18    0
2013 Diambars(Senegal) 1    21    0
Name: MBODJ, MAMADOU 186 cm 75 kg
Nationality: SENEGAL
DOB: 12.03.1993
Position: Central defender
Season Club L Games Goals
2011-2012 AS Dakar Sacré-Cœur(Senegal) 2
2013 AS Dakar Sacré-Cœur(Senegal) 2
Name: MENDY, DOMINIQUE 185 cm 75 kg
Nationality: SENEGAL
DOB: 10.01.1994
Position: Attacking midfielder / Right-winger
Season Club L Games Goals
2011-2012 Casa Sport(Senegal) 1    10    0
2013 Casa Sport(Senegal) 1    24    1
Name: NDAO, MOUHAMADOU LAMINE 178 cm 68 kg
Nationality: SENEGAL
DOB: 19.12.1994
Position: Striker / Attacking midfielder
Season Club L Games Goals
2013 UCST Port Autonome(Senegal) 1    12    3
Name: NDAO, SALIM MAMADOU 174 cm 66 kg
Nationality: SENEGAL
DOB: 20.02.1991
Position: Midfielder
Season Club L Games Goals
2008 Diambars(Senegal) 2
2009 Diambars(Senegal) 2
2010 Diambars(Senegal) 2
2010-2011 Diambars(Senegal) 2
2011-2012 Diambars(Senegal) 1    16    1
2013 Diambars(Senegal) 1    20    1
Name: NDIAYE, OUSSEYNOU 171 cm 61 kg
Nationality: SENEGAL
DOB: 13.12.1992
Position: Attacking midfielder
Season Club L Games Goals
2011-2012 Diambars(Senegal) 1    14    1
2013 Diambars(Senegal) 1    28    5
Name: NDIAYE, PAPE SEYDOU 194 cm 72 kg
Nationality: SENEGAL
DOB: 11.02.1993
Position: Goalkeeper
Season Club L Games Goals
2013 AS Douanes(Senegal) 1    19    0
Name: NDIAYE, TALLA
Nationality: SENEGAL
DOB: Unknown
Position: Striker
Season Club L Games Goals
2013 ASC Niary Tally(Senegal) 1    16    2
Name: NDOYE, PAPE BABACAR
Nationality: SENEGAL
DOB: 13.03.1994
Position: Striker
Season Club L Games Goals
2013 Aspire Sports Academy(Senegal)
Name: SECK, MBAYE THYLOR
Nationality: SENEGAL
DOB: Unknown
Position: Defender
Season Club L Games Goals
2013 ASC La Linguère(Senegal) 1    11    0
Name: SENGHOR, FAUSTIN 178 cm 75 kg
Nationality: SENEGAL
DOB: 02.01.1994
Position: Midfielder
Season Club L Games Goals
2013 Casa Sport(Senegal) 1    15    2
Name: SOUMARÉ, KHASSIM 170 cm 66 kg
Nationality: SENEGAL
DOB: 23.12.1991
Position: Left-back
Season Club L Games Goals
2010 Diambars(Senegal) 2
2010-2011 Diambars(Senegal) 2
2011-2012 Diambars(Senegal) 1    18    0
2013 Diambars(Senegal) 1    27    0
Name: TENDENG, JACQUES MATHIAS 189 cm 70 kg
Nationality: SENEGAL
DOB: 21.12.1995
Position: Defensive midfielder
Season Club L Games Goals
2011-2012 AS Dakar Sacré-Cœur(Senegal) 2
2013 AS Dakar Sacré-Cœur(Senegal) 2
Name: THIOUNE, MAME SAËR 185 cm
Nationality: SENEGAL
DOB: 21.12.1989
Position: Central defender
Season Club L Games Goals
2008 Casa Sport(Senegal) 1
2009 Casa Sport(Senegal) 1
2010 Casa Sport(Senegal) 1    2
2010-2011 Casa Sport(Senegal) 1    20    2
2011-2012 Casa Sport(Senegal) 1    16    0
2013 Casa Sport(Senegal) 1    20    1
Name: WADE, CHEIKH 190 cm 76 kg
Nationality: SENEGAL
DOB: 02.01.1993
Position: Central defender
Season Club L Games Goals
2010 AS Pikine(Senegal) 1
2010-2011 AS Pikine(Senegal) 1    13    0
2011-2012 AS Pikine(Senegal) 1    8    0
2013 AS Pikine(Senegal) 1    15    0

 

Posted by: westafricanfootball | 28/10/2013

ABS FC – SEASON REVIEW

lordson ichull~1Unfortunately, ABS FC suffered relegation from the Nigeria Professional Football League 2013. In this post, I have made a statistical summary of their season.

Below is a list of players who have featured for ABS FC during the season:

Name Position D.O.B. Nat. Goals
ABANDY, Stephen F NGA 0
ABDULLAHI, Ibrahim AM 02.11.1995 NGA 3
ABIODUN, Sala F NGA 2
ABOLAJI, Abdulkadir Ridwan D 08.07.1989 NGA 0
ADAMU, Amos D NGA 0
ADEBAYO, Fade D NGA 0
AJANAH, Chinedu D 23.10.1992 NGA 0
AJIBOLA, Otegbeye F 22.10.1993 NGA 3
ALAMAYO, Funsho F NGA 0
ALOMA, Idris D NGA 0
AMINU, Abdulkadir M / F 17.04.1991 NGA 3
ANAEKWE, Ebuka M NGA 0
ARCHIBONG, Eso M / F NGA 0
AUDU, Akeem F NGA 2
AYO, Abdullahi M NGA 0
BASHIR, Abdulrahman F NGA 5
BOJE, Abdullahi G NGA 0
DOGO, Suleiman G NGA 0
ENEMI, Justice D 21.03.1991 NGA 0
LAWAL, Shola M NGA 0
LORDSON, Ter’ade Ichull DM 23.02.1994 NGA 7
OMOLAYO, Ibrahim D NGA 0
ONIGBARI, Akeem D NGA 0
ONOVO, Kingsley M NGA 0
ONUADOR, David M NGA 0
ONYEKA, Emmanuel F NGA 0
RAIMI, Sunday F NGA 0
SALIHU, Muktar F NGA 1
SOGBESO, Seun D 02.06.1989 NGA 1
STONE, Evbuomwan M 22.11.1994 NGA 2
SULAIMAN, Soliu G NGA 0
SULEIMAN, Ismaila M 20.11.1991 NGA 0
USMAN, Jonah G 10.10.1993 NGA 0
WALBE, David G NGA 0
WASIU, Ibrahim G 15.01.1991 NGA 0
YUSUF, Abubakar D 31.05.1991 NGA 0
ZENKE, Thomas AM 30.01.1993 NGA 5

PLAYER OF THE SEASON: 

Name: LORDSON, TER’ADE ICHULL
Nationality: NIGERIA
DOB: 23.02.1994
Position: Defensive midfielder
Season Club L Games Goals
Kwara Football Academy(Nigeria)
2012 ABS FC(Nigeria) 1    1
2013 ABS FC(Nigeria) 1    7

From my point of view, the best player of the season was the 19-year old defensive midfielder Ter’ade Ichull Lordson. Nigerian website www.punchng.com has described Lordson as a “box to box midfielder who patrols the area in front of his back four”. Lordson is also well-known for his impressive work rate and expertice from set-pieces.  The picture, found on MTN Football, shows Lordson in action.

Playmaker Thomas Zenke also had a great season, often featuring in a rather free role behind the striker(s) – or attacking from the wings.

TOP SCORER OF THE SEASON: 

Ter’ade Ichull Lordson became top scorer with seven goals. His goals included five penalties, one free-kick and one tap-in after a goalmouth scramble. Star striker Abdulrahman Bashir, who had a disappointing season, and Thomas Zenke both scored five goals.

REVELATION OF THE SEASON: 

Name: AJIBOLA, OTEGBEYE
Nationality: NIGERIA
DOB: 22.10.1993
Position: Striker / Winger / Attacking midfielder
Season Club L Games Goals
Vela FC(Nigeria)
Kwara United FC(Nigeria)
2013 ABS FC(Nigeria) 1    3

Versatile attacker Otegbeye Ajibola played approximately 25 matches for ABS FC during his first season at top level. Ajibola, formerly of Vela FC and Kwara United FC, was often used as a substitute, causing havoc with his pace and energetic style of play.

Tricky winger Ibrahim Abdullahi, known for sublime dribbling skills, is another candidate for this award.

UNSUNG HERO OF THE SEASON: 

Name: YUSUF, ABUBAKAR
Nationality: NIGERIA
DOB: 31.05.1991
Position: Right-back / Left-back
Season Club L Games Goals
2009-2010 Bukola Babes FC(Nigeria) 2
2010-2011 Bukola Babes FC(Nigeria) 1    0
2012 ABS FC(Nigeria) 1    0
2013 ABS FC(Nigeria) 1    0

Versatile full-back Abubakar Yusuf has been a key player for ABS FC / Bukola Babes FC for at least four season, including 2009-2010 when the club won promotion to the Nigeria Premier League.

Other candidates for this award include the workaholic Akeem Onigbari and midfield dynamo Ismaila Suleiman.

Posted by: westafricanfootball | 27/10/2013

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Posted by: westafricanfootball | 27/10/2013

AFRICA SPORTS – PLAYER PRESENTATION

CisseTraditionally, Africa Sports is one of the biggest clubs in the Ivory Coast. Unfortunately, “Les Aiglons” have been struggling tremendously during the last couple of years. Last season, the club finished at ninth place. Strangely enough, Africa Sports has signed at least five – possibly eight – players from ASI Abengourou – the club that finished at tenth place last season.

The most important player in the squad is arguably Abdoul Karim Cissé – one of the finest goalkeepers in the Ivory Coast. The picture, found on the official Facebook-page of Africa Sports, shows Cissé in front of football fans.

In this post, you will find a statistical presentation of the 18 players who was part of the matchday squad when Africa Sports played against AFAD Djékanou on 19.10.2013. Africa Sports managed a goalless draw, not a bad start to the season.

Player presentation: 

Name: BELEM, SOUMAILA
Nationality: BURKINA FASO
DOB: 19.05.1991
Position: Central defender
Season Club L Games Goals
2012 Africa Sports(Ivory Coast) 1    0
2012-2013 Africa Sports(Ivory Coast) 1    0
2013-2014 Africa Sports(Ivory Coast) 1
Name: CISSÉ, ABDOUL KARIM
Nationality: IVORY COAST
DOB: 20.10.1985
Position: Goalkeeper
Season Club L Games Goals
ASEC Mimosas(Ivory Coast)
2007 Issia Wazi FC(Ivory Coast) 1    0
2008 Issia Wazi FC(Ivory Coast) 1    0
2009 Issia Wazi FC(Ivory Coast) 1    0
2010 Issia Wazi FC(Ivory Coast) 1    0
2010 Africa Sports(Ivory Coast) 1    0
2011 Africa Sports(Ivory Coast) 1    0
2012 Africa Sports(Ivory Coast) 1    0
2012-2013 Africa Sports(Ivory Coast) 1    0
2013-2014 Africa Sports(Ivory Coast) 1    0
Name: COULIBALY, SOUALIHO
Nationality: IVORY COAST
DOB: 15.08.1985
Position: Central defender
Season Club L Games Goals
2008 ASC Ouragahio(Ivory Coast) 1    1
2009 ASC Ouragahio(Ivory Coast) 1
2010 Séwé Sport de San Pedro(Ivory Coast) 1
2011 Séwé Sport de San Pedro(Ivory Coast) 1
2012 Unknown
2012-2013 SO Armée(Ivory Coast) 1    0
2012-2013 AS Denguélé(Ivory Coast) 1    1
2013-2014 Africa Sports(Ivory Coast) 1
Name: DIALLO, OUMAR
Nationality: IVORY COAST
DOB: Unknown
Position: Striker / Winger / Attacking midfielder
Season Club L Games Goals
2009 SO Armée(Ivory Coast) 1
2010 Unknown
2011 Unknown
2012 Unknown
2012-2013 SC Gagnoa(Ivory Coast) 1    1
2013-2014 Africa Sports(Ivory Coast) 1
Name: DIBY, ROLAND
Nationality: IVORY COAST
DOB: Unknown
Position: Defensive midfielder
Season Club L Games Goals
2009 Stade d’Abidjan(Ivory Coast) 1
2010 Stade d’Abidjan(Ivory Coast) 1
2011 Stade d’Abidjan(Ivory Coast) 1
2012 Unknown
2012-2013 SC Gagnoa(Ivory Coast) 1    0
2013-2014 Africa Sports(Ivory Coast) 1
Name: DIOMANDÉ, NAMORY
Nationality: IVORY COAST
DOB: Unknown
Position: Goalkeeper
Season Club L Games Goals
2008 Sabé Sport de Bouna(Ivory Coast) 1
2009 SO Armée(Ivory Coast) 1
2010 Unknown
2011 SO Armée(Ivory Coast) 1
2012 Unknown
2012-2013 Africa Sports(Ivory Coast) 1    0
2013-2014 Africa Sports(Ivory Coast) 1
Name: KANSIÉ, PRINCE
Nationality: BURKINA FASO
DOB: Unknown
Position: Midfielder
Season Club L Games Goals
2012 Issia Wazi FC(Ivory Coast) 1    0
2012-2013 Africa Sports(Ivory Coast) 1    0
2013-2014 Africa Sports(Ivory Coast) 1
Name: KONÉ, ADAMA
Nationality: IVORY COAST
DOB: Unknown
Position: Defender
Season Club L Games Goals
US Fermiers(Ivory Coast)
2013-2014 Africa Sports(Ivory Coast) 1
Name: KONÉ, LAKOU ALAIN
Nationality: IVORY COAST
DOB: Unknown
Position: Left-winger / Attacking midfielder
Season Club L Games Goals
2009 Africa Sports(Ivory Coast) 1    0
2010 Africa Sports(Ivory Coast) 1    0
2011 ASI Abengourou(Ivory Coast) 1
2012 Unknown
2012-2013 ASI Abengourou(Ivory Coast) 1    1
2013-2014 Africa Sports(Ivory Coast) 1
Name: KOUDOUGOU, ALAIN
Nationality: Unknown
DOB: Unknown
Position: Midfielder
Season Club L Games Goals
2013-2014 Africa Sports(Ivory Coast)
Name: LAGO, JUSTIN MICKAËL
Nationality: IVORY COAST
DOB: Unknown
Position: Defender
Season Club L Games Goals
2009 EFYM(Ivory Coast) 1
2010 Unknown
2011 Unknown
2012 ASI Abengourou(Ivory Coast) 1
2012-2013 ASI Abengourou(Ivory Coast) 1    2
2013-2014 Africa Sports(Ivory Coast) 1
Name: NJOKU, JOSEPH
Nationality: NIGERIA
DOB: Unknown
Position: Defender
Season Club L Games Goals
2013-2014 Africa Sports(Ivory Coast) 1
Name: TOURÉ, MOHAMED LAMINE
Nationality: IVORY COAST
DOB: Unknown
Position: Defender
Season Club L Games Goals
Réveil de Daloa(Ivory Coast)
2013-2014 Africa Sports(Ivory Coast)
Name: TRAORÉ, LAMOUDJA
Nationality: IVORY COAST
DOB: 20.12.1987
Position: Midfielder
Season Club L Games Goals
2009 ASC Ouragahio(Ivory Coast) 1
2010 ASC Ouragahio(Ivory Coast) 1
2012 ASI Abengourou(Ivory Coast) 1
2012-2013 ASI Abengourou(Ivory Coast) 1    0
2013-2014 Africa Sports(Ivory Coast) 1
Name: YAO KONAN, RAOUL THIERRY
Nationality: IVORY COAST
DOB: 23.12.1990
Position: Defender
Season Club L Games Goals
2009 Séwé Sport de San Pedro(Ivory Coast) 1
2010 Séwé Sport de San Pedro(Ivory Coast) 1
2011 Séwé Sport de San Pedro(Ivory Coast) 1
2012 Unknown
2012-2013 ASI Abengourou(Ivory Coast) 1    0
2013-2014 Africa Sports(Ivory Coast) 1
Name: YAO YAO, LUCIEN
Nationality: IVORY COAST
DOB: Unknown
Position: Midfielder
Season Club L Games Goals
2012-2013 ASI Abengourou(Ivory Coast) 1    1
2013-2014 Africa Sports(Ivory Coast) 1

According to http://levuvuzela.net/?p=1458, the following players are also part of the current Africa Sports squad:

Jean Malick Hortalin Blé Zadi (goalkeeper) – formerly of ES Bingerville

Aboubacar Ouattara (defender) – formerly of ASI Abengourou

Jean Serge Sery Dogo (attacking midfielder – born 01.02.1981) – formerly of SC Gagnoa

Mamadou Bamba (midfielder)

Marcelle Novio (midfielder)

Olaolu Adebayo (winger)

Serge Kouakou – most likely the left-winger from ASI Abengourou, born 02.02.1989. Kouakou played for Africa Sports in 2011 and 2012.

Abdoulaye Dao (striker)

Koré Maixent Zagré (striker – born 06.04.1986) – formerly of ASI Abengourou

Further, Africa Sports has apparently signed a Nigerian striker called “Jacob”.

Posted by: westafricanfootball | 21/10/2013

RENAISSANCE FC DE NGOUMOU – SPECIAL REPORT

Ambella

After 23 matches of the MTN Elite One 2013, Renaissance FC de Ngoumou is placed at tenth place, in real danger of suffering relegation. Personally, I hope the modest club, playing their home matches in Yaoundé, will maintain their top level status – primarily because of the club’s faith in young, talented footballers.

The experienced Alphonse Effa Nsoé is first choice goalkeeper, commanding a defence consisting of left-back Paul Désiré Yede Yede, centre-back Charles Lobe Lembe, formerly of Matelots de Douala and Unisport FC, centre-back Robert Ntolla Nguena, formerly of Canon de Yaoundé, and right-back Nicolas Joël Owono Mbassegue. As far as I know, Yede Yede, also effective as a defensive midfielder, is the captain of the team. Veteran Ntolla Nguena has also been captaining the side in certain matches. Owono Mbassegue is a talented full-back who played regularly for the Cameroon U-20 national football team in 2012.

Gerard Bayegue Atangana, born in 1992 or 1993, is a key player in the defensive midfield role. Bayegue Atangana, who can also play centre-back, is a hard-working player with good ball-winning ability and aerial strenght. Bayegue Atangana has played more than 20 matches this season.

Arsene Elisée Ndjengue is an interesting newcomer at the club. The defensive midfielder, a physical player who tackles hard and wins a lot of balls, has experience from Al-Ahly Tripoli (Libya) and OC Khouribga (Morocco). Ndjengue was recently picked for the Cameroon B national football team.

Ludovic Ndzie is an interesting prospect, often found in an attacking midfield role. Ndzie has played for the Cameroon B national football team and has also been training with Cameroon U-20 during the season.

Lanky striker Christian Fack Bayokolack, formerly of Canon de Yaoundé, is a player with potential. However, Bayokolack has been overshadowed by top scorer Gaël Landry Mfou’ou. During the season, Mfou’ou has been training with the Cameroon U-20 national football team. Landry Nguene, a talented striker, was part of the Cameroon U-20 national football team for the 2013 Jeux de la Francophonie.

Simon Pierre Ambella has been one of the revelations of the season. The striker, who was completely unknown to me before the season, has scored three goals in approximately 15 matches.

The picture, found on www.237sports.com, shows Ambella (in blue), fighting against tough centre-back Bouba Aminou of Cotonsport FC.

As far as I know, Patrick Anaba Metogo, the 19-year old striker who is playing regularly for the Cameroon U-20 national football team, has recently joined Astres de Douala.

Name Position D.O.B. Nat. Goals
AMBELLA, Simon Pierre F CAM 3
ATEMENGUE, Junior M CAM 1
BASSILEKIN, Alexis Aimé CAM 0
BAYEGUE ATANGANA, Gerard DM CAM 1
BAYOKOLACK, Christian Fack F CAM 2
BIGNA, Anselme CAM 1
EFFA NSOÉ, Alphonse G CAM 0
EKWEM MBEI, André CAM 0
KUIPOU, Armand Mbouangouoro CAM 0
LOBE LEMBE, Charles D 15.07.1987 CAM 0
MBENOUN EKELE, Patrick F 24.08.1993 CAM 0
MEBONDE, Patrick CAM 0
METOGO, Patrick Anaba F 20.05.1994 CAM 1
MFOU’OU, Gaël Landry F CAM 5
NDJENGUE, Arsene Elisée DM 11.10.1990 CAM 0
NDJOCK, Sylvain Yves D CAM 1
NDZIE, Ludovic AM CAM 1
NGUENE, Landry F 30.12.1993 CAM 2
NTOLLA NGUENA, Robert D 16.04.1985 CAM 1
NYEBEL, Zacharie G CAM 0
ONANENA, Christophe CAM 0
OTTOU, André D CAM 1
OWONO MBASSEGUE, Nicolas Joël D CAM 0
RENIOF, Gaël Patrick M CAM 0
TABI MANGA, Luc Landry CAM 0
YEDE YEDE, Paul Désiré D CAM 1
ZE YOMO, Yannick Junior CAM 1

 

* Please note that the goalscorer of Renaissance FC against Fovu Club on 18.08.2013 is currently unknown.

PLAYER PRESENTATION: 

Name: AMBELLA, SIMON PIERRE
Nationality: CAMEROON
DOB: Unknown
Position: Striker
Season Club L Games Goals
2013 Renaissance FC de Ngoumou(Cameroon) 1
Name: BAYEGUE ATANGANA, GERALD 180 cm
Nationality: CAMEROON
DOB: Unknown
Position: Defensive midfielder / Central defender
Season Club L Games Goals
Boum’s FC(Cameroon)
2012 Renaissance FC de Ngoumou(Cameroon) 1    23    2
2013 Renaissance FC de Ngoumou(Cameroon) 1
Name: BAYOKOLACK, CHRISTIAN FACK
Nationality: CAMEROON
DOB: Unknown
Position: Striker
Season Club L Games Goals
Saint Paul Warriors d’Ebolowa(Cameroon)
2010-2011 Canon Yaoundé(Cameroon) 1
2012 Renaissance FC de Ngoumou(Cameroon) 1
2013 Renaissance FC de Ngoumou(Cameroon) 1
Name: BIGNA, ANSELME
Nationality: CAMEROON
DOB: Unknown
Position: Unknown
Season Club L Games Goals
Foudre Sportive(Cameroon)
2013 Renaissance FC de Ngoumou(Cameroon) 1
Name: EFFA NSOÉ, ALPHONSE
Nationality: CAMEROON
DOB: Unknown
Position: Goalkeeper
Season Club L Games Goals
2012 Renaissance FC de Ngoumou(Cameroon) 1
2013 Renaissance FC de Ngoumou(Cameroon) 1
Name: LOBE LEMBE, CHARLES
Nationality: CAMEROON
DOB: 15.07.1987
Position: Central defender
Season Club L Games Goals
2008-2009 Matelots de Douala(Cameroon) 1    1
2009-2010 Matelots de Douala(Cameroon) 1
2010-2011 Unisport FC(Cameroon) 1
2012 Unisport FC(Cameroon) 1
2013 Renaissance FC de Ngoumou(Cameroon) 1
Name: MFOU’OU, GAËL LANDRY
Nationality: CAMEROON
DOB: Unknown
Position: Striker
Season Club L Games Goals
2012 Renaissance FC de Ngoumou(Cameroon) 1
2013 Renaissance FC de Ngoumou(Cameroon) 1
Name: NDJENGUE, ARSENE ELISÉE 180 cm 73 kg
Nationality: CAMEROON
DOB: 11.10.1990
Position: Defensive midfielder / Attacking midfielder
Season Club L Games Goals
Ouragan de Yaoundé(Cameroon)
2007 Foudre Sportive(Cameroon) 1
2007-2008 Unknown
2008-2009 Al-Ahli Tripoli(Libya) 1
2009-2010 Al-Ahli Tripoli(Libya) 1
2010-2011 Al-Ahli Tripoli(Libya) 1
2011-2012 OC Khouribga(Morocco) 1    19    0
2012-2013 OC Khouribga(Morocco) 1    3    0
2013 Renaissance FC de Ngoumou(Cameroon) 1
Name: NDJOCK, SYLVAIN YVES
Nationality: CAMEROON
DOB: Unknown
Position: Left-back
Season Club L Games Goals
2008-2009 Renaissance FC de Ngoumou(Cameroon) 2
2009-2010 Renaissance FC de Ngoumou(Cameroon) 1
2010-2011 Renaissance FC de Ngoumou(Cameroon) 1
2012 Renaissance FC de Ngoumou(Cameroon) 1
2013 Renaissance FC de Ngoumou(Cameroon) 1
Name: NDZIE, LUDOVIC
Nationality: CAMEROON
DOB: Unknown
Position: Attacking midfielder
Season Club L Games Goals
2012 Renaissance FC de Ngoumou(Cameroon) 1
2013 Renaissance FC de Ngoumou(Cameroon) 1
Name: NGUENE, LANDRY
Nationality: CAMEROON
DOB: 30.12.1993
Position: Striker
Season Club L Games Goals
Ngaoundéré University FC(Cameroon)
2012 Aigle Royal(Cameroon) 1
2013 Renaissance FC de Ngoumou(Cameroon) 1
Name: NTOLLA NGUENA, ROBERT
Nationality: CAMEROON
DOB: 16.04.1985
Position: Central defender
Season Club L Games Goals
AS Renovation de Yaoundé(Cameroon)
2006 Tonnerre Kalara Club(Cameroon)
2007 Unknown
2007-2008 Unknown
2008-2009 Canon Yaoundé(Cameroon) 1
2009-2010 Canon Yaoundé(Cameroon) 1
2010-2011 Canon Yaoundé(Cameroon) 1
2012 Renaissance FC de Ngoumou(Cameroon) 1
2013 Renaissance FC de Ngoumou(Cameroon) 1
Name: OWONO MBASSEGUE, NICOLAS JÖEL
Nationality: CAMEROON
DOB: Unknown
Position: Right-back
Season Club L Games Goals
AS Fortuna Yaoundé(Cameroon)
2012 Renaissance FC de Ngoumou(Cameroon) 1
2013 Renaissance FC de Ngoumou(Cameroon) 1
Name: TABI MANGA, LUC LANDRY
Nationality: CAMEROON
DOB: Unknown
Position: Unknown
Season Club L Games Goals
Ouaragan de Yaoundé(Cameroon)
2013 Renaissance FC de Ngoumou(Cameroon) 1
Name: YEDE YEDE, PAUL DÉSIRÉ
Nationality: CAMEROON
DOB: Unknown
Position: Left-back / Defensive midfielder
Season Club L Games Goals
2012 Renaissance FC de Ngoumou(Cameroon) 1
2013 Renaissance FC de Ngoumou(Cameroon) 1
Name: ZE YOMO, YANNICK JUNIOR
Nationality: CAMEROON
DOB: Unknown
Position: Unknown
Season Club L Games Goals
2013 Renaissance FC de Ngoumou(Cameroon) 1
Posted by: westafricanfootball | 20/10/2013

NJALLA QUAN SPORT ACADEMY – SPECIAL REPORT

Njalla-QuanThe Njalla Quan Sport Academy of LImbé is currently number six in the Cameroonian MTN Elite One 2013. Unfortunately, it is currently difficult to follow Cameroonian football and I can only document goalscorers for 12 of the 25 goals scored by the club. However, the club has some very interesting players in their squad and in this post, I will present some of them.

From my point of view, 19 year-old striker Robert Ndip Tambe and 19-year old attacker Joseph Yanki are the two most interesting players in the squad. Both Tambe and Yanki were part of the Cameroon U-20 national football team for the 2013 Jeux de la Francophonie 2013. I can document that Tambe has scored two goals, and Yanki one goal, so far this season but it seems highly likely that they have scored a couple of the 13 “missing” goals. Yanki has also been part the Cameroon B national football team.

Martial Meyangue, 19 or 20 years old, is the first choice goalkeeper at the club. Meyangue is highly regarded and should have the potential for bigger clubs. Gerome Heutchou Kuilong is an interesting defender. Heutchou Kuilong was signed from second level side Matelots de Douala before the season. After few top level matches, Heutchou Kuilong was picked for the Cameroon B national football team. I have also read good reports about centre-back Denis Ngweni Ndasi.

Ronald Lakem Lane is a key player at the midfield. Lane was one of the players who played for Njalla Quan Sports Academy when the team won promotion, back in 2010-2011.

The club is missing playmaker Medrano Tamen (born 29.03.1986). The skilful midfielder, who starred for Sunshine Stars FC during the Nigeria Premier League 2012, made a surprise move to Njalla Quan Sports Academy in February 2013. Apparently, Tamen had failed to secure a professional contract abroad. After a couple of months at the club, Tamen re-joined Sunshine Stars FC during the summer.

The picture was found on lions4life.com.

Player presentation:

Name: AKANGMBA, RANSOM 
Nationality: CAMEROON
DOB: 11.03.1990
Position: Right-back
Season Club L Games Goals
2007 Tiko United FC(Cameroon) 2
2008-2009 Unknown
2009-2010 Tiko United FC(Cameroon) 1
2010-2011 Tiko United FC(Cameroon) 1
2012 Njalla Quan Sport Academy(Cameroon) 1
2013 Njalla Quan Sport Academy(Cameroon) 1

 

Name: BATE EYA, ARSENE ETAH
Nationality: CAMEROON
DOB: 19.07.1987
Position: Attacking midfielder
Season Club L Games Goals
2008-2009 Tiko United FC(Cameroon) 1
2009-2010 Tiko United FC(Cameroon) 1
2010-2011 Tiko United FC(Cameroon) 1
2012 Tiko United FC(Cameroon) 1
2013 Njalla Quan Sport Academy(Cameroon) 1

 

Name: FOÉ, JOSEPH MARIE GAËL
Nationality: CAMEROON
DOB: 10.04.1989
Position: Midfielder
Season Club L Games Goals
2009-2010 Canon Yaoundé(Cameroon) 1
2010-2011 Canon Yaoundé(Cameroon) 1
2012 Njalla Quan Sport Academy(Cameroon) 1
2013 Njalla Quan Sport Academy(Cameroon) 1

 

Name: FOGHA, PATERSON AJONG
Nationality: CAMEROON
DOB: Unknown
Position: Defender / Midfielder
Season Club L Games Goals
2010-2011 Njalla Quan Sport Academy(Cameroon) 2
2012 Njalla Quan Sport Academy(Cameroon) 1
2013 Astres Douala(Cameroon) 1
2013 Njalla Quan Sport Academy(Cameroon) 1

 

Name: HEUTCHOU KUILONG, GEROME
Nationality: CAMEROON
DOB: Unknown
Position: Defender
Season Club L Games Goals
2012 Matelots de Douala(Cameroon) 2
2013 Njalla Quan Sport Academy(Cameroon) 1

 

Name: KERDY, FABRICE
Nationality: CAMEROON
DOB: 11.02.1992
Position: Winger/ Attacking midfielder / Striker
Season Club L Games Goals
2010-2011 Njalla Quan Sport Academy(Cameroon) 2
2012 Njalla Quan Sport Academy(Cameroon) 1
2013 Njalla Quan Sport Academy(Cameroon) 1

 

Name: LANE, RONALD LAKEM
Nationality: CAMEROON
DOB: Unknown
Position: Midfielder
Season Club L Games Goals
2010-2011 Njalla Quan Sport Academy(Cameroon) 2
2012 Njalla Quan Sport Academy(Cameroon) 1
2013 Njalla Quan Sport Academy(Cameroon) 1

 

Name: MEYANGUE, MARTIAL
Nationality: CAMEROON
DOB: Unknown
Position: Goalkeeper
Season Club L Games Goals
2012 Njalla Quan Sport Academy(Cameroon) 1
2013 Njalla Quan Sport Academy(Cameroon) 1

 

Name: NDASI, DENIS NGWENI
Nationality: CAMEROON
DOB: Unknown
Position: Central defender
Season Club L Games Goals
2010-2011 Njalla Quan Sport Academy(Cameroon) 2
2012 Njalla Quan Sport Academy(Cameroon) 1
2013 Njalla Quan Sport Academy(Cameroon) 1

 

Name: PKWAI, DERICK CHU
Nationality: CAMEROON
DOB: Unknown
Position: Defender
Season Club L Games Goals
2007 Sahel FC de Maroua(Cameroon) 1 1
2007-2008 Unknown
2008-2009 Unknown
2009-2010 Unknown
2010-2011 Njalla Quan Sport Academy(Cameroon) 2
2012 Njalla Quan Sport Academy(Cameroon) 1
2013 Njalla Quan Sport Academy(Cameroon) 1

 

Name: SIGALA, EDMOND NDANGOH
Nationality: CAMEROON
DOB: Unknown
Position: Defender
Season Club L Games Goals
2008-2009 Njalla Quan Sport Academy(Cameroon) 2
2009-2010 Unknown
2010-2011 Njalla Quan Sport Academy(Cameroon) 2
2012 Njalla Quan Sport Academy(Cameroon) 1
2013 Njalla Quan Sport Academy(Cameroon) 1

 

Name: TAMBE, ROBERT NDIP
Nationality: CAMEROON
DOB: 22.02.1994
Position: Striker
Season Club L Games Goals
2012 Njalla Quan Sport Academy(Cameroon) 1
2013 Njalla Quan Sport Academy(Cameroon) 1

 

Name: YANKI, JOSEPH
Nationality: CAMEROON
DOB: 27.11.1993
Position: Striker / Left-winger
Season Club L Games Goals
2012 Njalla Quan Sport Academy(Cameroon) 1
2013 Njalla Quan Sport Academy(Cameroon) 1
Posted by: westafricanfootball | 19/10/2013

PLAYER PRESENTATION – GHANA

 

Joseph-Gordon

Name: GORDON, JOSEPH
Nationality: GHANA
DOB: 15.11.1994
Position: Attacking midfielder / Winger
Season Club L Games Goals
2010-2011 Asokwa Deportivo FC(Ghana) 2
2011-2012 Asokwa Deportivo FC(Ghana) 2
2012-2013 Medeama SC(Ghana) 1    16    3
2013-2014 Medeama SC(Ghana) 1

* Joseph Gordon of Medeama SC is an exciting prospect at Medeama SC, primarily because the 19-year old is a highly technical players with good vision, shooting, passing, crossing and dribbling ability. Gordon is a dead-ball specialist, known for dangerous free-kicks and corner-kicks. Gordon is an attacking midfielder, but can basically play in any midfield position, also in a “free role” and as a regular winger. In 2010, Gordon was part of the Ghana U-17 national football team. In 2012, Gordon featured for the Ghana U-20 national football team. In September 2013, Gordon won the “MVP-award” for the 2012-2013 FA Cup by, implying that he was the best player of the most important cup tournament in Ghana. The picture of Gordon was found on medeamasc.com.

The following video shows some of his qualiites: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-PpQoE7cls0.

Name: KASSIM, PROSPER
Nationality: GHANA
DOB: 15.12.1996
Position: Left-winger / Striker
Season Club L Games Goals
2012-2013 Inter Allies FC(Ghana) 2
2013-2014 Inter Allies FC(Ghana) 1

* Inter Allies FC has lost all their six matches during the GLO Premier League 2013-2014 but youngster Prosper Kassim, apparently 16 years old, has showed that he could have a bright future in Ghanaian football. Kassim, who was part of the Ghana U-17 national football team in 2012, has already scored two goals in his first ever season at top level. Kassim was an important member of the Inter Allies team that won promotion to the GLO Premier League. On 01.06.2013, Kassim scored a hat-trick during the first day of promotion play-off matches. In September 2013, Kassim trained with Vancouver Whitecaps FC, the Canadian professional football team.

Name: ONINKU, JOSHUA
Nationality: GHANA
DOB: Unknown
Position: Right-back / Left-back
Season Club L Games Goals
2011-2012 Tema Youth FC(Ghana) 1    26    1
2012-2013 Tema Youth FC(Ghana) 1    0
2013-2014 Ebusua Dwarfs(Ghana) 1

* In June 2012, Joshua Oninku of Tema Youth FC won the 2012 Ghana Premier League Most Promising Player-award. After another good season, despite Tema Youth FC suffered relegation, Oninku joined Ebusua Dwarfs. At Dwarfs, Oninku has been playing at right-back, as a direct replacement for Chistopher Bonney who joined Asante Kotoko FC. Oninku can also play at left-back.

Oninku is skillful, powerful and an attacking weapon. He is also a solid defender, although he is somewhat petit. Oninku has been described as a player with “deft touches and accurate passing abilities”.

Unfortunately, there seems to be some confusion regarding the age of Oninku. A player from Tema called “Joshua Oninku” has a profile on MyBestPlay, stating that he is born on 05.08.1990. According to Transfermarkt, Oninku is born 06.01.1993. According to squad lists from a youth tournament I have gotten through contacts, Oninku is born 13.12.1996. According to MTN Football, Oninku was only 16 years old per June 2012. In any case, Oninku is definitely a player to watch.

Posted by: westafricanfootball | 12/10/2013

PLAYER PRESENTATION – GHANA

Ato Bissah

Name: BISSAH, JOSEPH ATO
Nationality: GHANA
DOB: 26.07.1988
Position: Winger / Attacking midfielder / Striker
Season Club L Games Goals
Tarkwa United FC(Ghana)
2006-2007 Sekondi Hasaacas FC(Ghana) 1
2007-2008 Sekondi Hasaacas FC(Ghana) 1
2008-2009 Sekondi Hasaacas FC(Ghana) 1
2009-2010 Sekondi Hasaacas FC(Ghana) 1
2010-2011 Atlètico de Madrid B(Spain) 3    14    0
2011-2012 UD San Sebastián(Spain) 3    1    0
2011-2012 Berekum Chelsea FC(Ghana) 1    2
2012-2013 Berekum Chelsea FC(Ghana) 1    15    3
2013-2014 AshantiGold SC(Ghana) 1

* When his mood is right, Joseph Ato Bissah is one of the most entertaining players in the GLO Premier League. The versatile attacker, often found on the left-wing or in an attacking midfield role, has the technical skill to beat any full-back. Bissah is also pacy and surprisingly strong for his height, making him difficult to defend  against. Bissah broke through at Sekondi Hasaacas FC and scored at least six goals during the GLO Premier League 2009-2010, most likely seven or eight. Bissah is an expert from set-pieces and should chip in with a couple of goals for AshantiGold SC, his new club. Bissah is also known for his rather unsuccessful stint in Spanish football. The picture, found on Ghanasoccernet, shows Bissah in the shirt of Atlètico de Madrid B.

A lot of sources on the Internet will state that Bissah is born 26.07.1990. However, it is a fact that the Ghana Football Association registered Bissah with the birthdate 26.07.1988 before the GLO Premier League 2008-2009.

Name: BOSSON, LANDRY ARNAUD
Nationality: IVORY COAST
DOB: 20.02.1987
Position: Striker
Season Club L Games Goals
2008 Stade d’Abidjan(Ivory Coast) 1    1
2009 Stade d’Abidjan(Ivory Coast) 1
2009 USC Bassam(Ivory Coast) 1
2010 Jeunesse Club d’Abidjan(Ivory Coast) 1
2011 Jeunesse Club d’Abidjan(Ivory Coast) 1    0
2012 Jeunesse Club d’Abidjan(Ivory Coast) 1    0
2012-2013 Berekum Chelsea FC(Ghana) 1    14    2
2013-2014 Berekum Chelsea FC(Ghana) 1

* Ivorian striker Landry Arnaud Bosson has done well since joining Berekum Chelsea FC and Ghanaian football. The 26-year old striker, known for pace and power, was mostly referred to as “Mihan Bosson” while playing in the Ivory Coast. His full name is apparently “Mihan Kouadio Landry Arnaud Bosson”.

Name: IDAN, BISMARK 175 cm 80 kg
Nationality: GHANA
DOB: 10.08.1989
Position: Striker
Season Club L Games Goals
2006-2007 Gamba All Blacks FC(Ghana) 1
2007-2008 Kessben FC(Ghana) 1    1
2008-2009 Gamba All Blacks FC(Ghana) 1    4
2009-2010 Kessben FC(Ghana) 1    14
2010-2011 Berekum Chelsea FC(Ghana) 1    5
2011-2012 Göztepe(Turkey) 2    7    0
2012-2013 Berekum Chelsea FC(Ghana) 1    18    2
2013-2014 New Edubiase United FC(Ghana) 1

* Burly striker Bismark Idan needs to get his career back on track after two seasons to forget. Idan was highly impressive during the GLO Premier League 2009-2010 and 2010-2011, showing what a clinical finisher he can be. Idan has the power and strenght to penetrate any defence. Combined with a healthy work-rate, Idan has the potential to play in bigger leagues. Hopefully, he will get his confidence back at New Edubiase United FC. Unfortunately, his new club is struggling and Idan has been rather quiet during his first few games.

Name: YEBOAH, SAMUEL 178 cm 70 kg
Nationality: GHANA
DOB: 25.06.1986
Position: Winger / Striker
Season Club L Games Goals
2004 Heart of Lions FC(Ghana) 1
2004-2005 FC Sheriff Tiraspol(Moldova) 1    13    6
2005-2006 FC Sheriff Tiraspol(Moldova) 1    13    6
2005-2006 Hapoel Kfar-Saba(Israel) 1    18    7
2006-2007 Hapoel Kfar-Saba(Israel) 1    31    11
2007-2008 Hapoel Kfar-Saba(Israel) 1    33    15
2008-2009 Hapoel Tel-Aviv(Israel) 1    30    13
2009-2010 Hapoel Tel-Aviv(Israel) 1    11    2
2009-2010 Racing Genk(Belgium) 1    14    3
2010-2011 Racing Genk(Belgium) 1    2    0
2010-2011 Beitar Jerusalem(Israel) 1    30    4
2011-2012 Racing Genk(Belgium) 1    0    0
2011-2012 MS Ashdod(Israel) 1    8    0
2011-2012 Nea Salamina(Cyprus) 1    11    3
2012-2013 Unknown
2013-2014 Heart of Lions FC(Ghana) 1

* Personally, I think it is wonderful that experienced players like Samuel Yeboah returns to Ghanaian football. The pacy attacker, who has scored 50 goals in the Israeli top division, is a full international player for Ghana who should become a key player at Heart of Lions FC. Yeboah scored his first goal of the season on 06.10.2013 against Ebusua Dwarfs.

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