The Ghana Premier league might just be five weeks old in terms of match days but the exploits of Elmina Sharks in the division deserves nation wide respect. The topflight newbies are on a run of 21 wins in the last 35 league games in the past two season but who do we credit for their rise in stature ?
In a sports where players are hailed for positive results and coaches chastised and baptised in difficult moments , the iconic Kobbinah Amissah must be acknowledged going into the second phase of the first round.
Coach Amissah joined Elmina Sharks at the start of the 2015-16 division one season his 30 league games produced an oustanding 20 wins including an unbeaten home run. The soft spoken trainer zoomed his way into the top tier of Ghana football at the first time of asking. An enviable 47 goals racked home by the Ndoum owned club returned a paltry 16 goals in the 30 division one league games.
Of the 15 away games in the second tier league , Coach Amissah lost on just 7 occasions in the wilderness of Ghana football. The much frenzied DOL failed to intimidate Amissah who shipped a goal in every 2 games or 0.5 goal per game.
In the opening 5 games in the premier league, the media maligned trainer has enjoyed some kind of vindictive performance from his boys headlined by the 1-1 in Wa and painful defeat in Kumasi on the stroke of full time. With 5 points from 15, the Sharks are not guaranteed of their status just yet but the exploits of their trainer must be respected.