Aduana Stars bolstered their title ambitions with another nightmare score line at home to Premier league newbies Bolga All Stars. The Ogya Boys however zoomed to the summit of the log with three clean sheets in the opening three games. From the shuttering Phobians to the not so convincing Reds, here are the top five facts after match day three.
Ruthless and free scoring Aduana Stars might not need the full complement of the 30 games to lift the GPL trophy. The Ogya Boys spanked a sorry looking Bolga All Stars side by a 4-0 score line to add to their opening two wins. A record 4 straight wins, three straight clean sheet and a 100 percent start to the season surely must be the perfect new year present to the people of Brong Ahafo.
Another dropped points on the road to Ebusua Dwarfs makes it three games without a win for the Phobians. Frank Elliot Nuttal and his toothless side saw their early lead canceled out by Nicholas Djan to extend their winless run in the division. As a litmus test to the title ambitions of the capital based side , Accra Hearts Of Oak will have to win their next league fixture at home to Wa All Stars on home soil. The 2017 edition of the GPL might however come too handy for the yet to convince Phobians. The last triumphant campaign dates back to 2008 as they chase their 20th league honors.
Kumasi Asante Kotoko overhauled their playing squad with an expensively assembled side but the absence of natural goal machine is proving inhibitive. The Oseikrom contingent have so far failed to win the heart of the neutrals , needing a late spot kick to down a tired looking Bechem United.
On the goal mongers , the average 18 goal barrier look detained to be crushed. From the promising Abel to the lightening Noah, the instinctive Hans Kwoffie to the ever creative Amos Addai, the 2017 season might go down in history as the most prolific campaign with many candidates for the top scorer accolade.
The era of dominance or fear factor is gone per the courageous nature of visiting teams. A late come back from Elmina Sharks, Inter Allies earning point away to Medeama or Aduana Stars returning from Elmina with all three points , the issue of home team keeping the points is surely a thing of the past now. Visiting teams have suddenly developed an internal self believe when taking to the pitch. The return of the GHPL could not have answered many critics.
With 17 goals from the 7 fixtures on match day three , the Nation’s top tier is here once again and back with a bang.