Ghana Premier League 10 plus one flops in the review of the season

In analysing the performances of over 150 players, here are 11 players who flopped in the Ghana Premier League season under consideration.

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The 2016 Ghana Premier League came to an end on Sunday. Pulse Sports writer Daniel David Quartey rates the performance of players after a full season of talent display.

In analysing the performances of over 150 players, here are 11 players who flopped in the season under consideration.

Theophilus Jackson – WAFA

Jackson guided WAFA to the domestic top-flight championship two seasons ago. He was phenomenal in his debut season (2015) in the Ghana Premier League. Ahead of the start of the just ended season, he was definitely tipped to man the post of the Sogakope based club. But as the season started he lost his position to 17 year old shot stopper Razak Abalorah over poor performances.

Owusu Bempah – Hearts of Oak

With over five years experienced in the Ghana Premier League, Bempah was expected to be one of the best defenders in the league but the former Black Satellites player failed to make a meaningful impact in Hearts of Oak’s play. It got to a point where he struggled to make Hearts of Oak’s match day squad and Richard Akrofi who is a centre back was used as make-shift right.

Emmanuel Asante – Asante Kotoko

In Pulse Sports’ first round flops of the season, Emmanuel Asante’s name came up. He has been awful since joining Asante Kotoko from Bechem United two seasons ago. His performance this season for Kotoko is nothing to write home about. As most of the time, he has been Kotoko’s weakest link.

Patrick Opoku – Medeama

After his famous transfer from Bechem United to Medeama prior to the 2016 Ghana Premier League, the hard tackling centre back failed to break into the first team of the Tarkwa based side as he couldn’t compete with players such as Paul Aidoo and Daniel Amoah. Warming the bench was his place.

Godfred Rockson – Ashanti Gold

Rockson joined the Miners from Medeama, the reason behind his acquisition was to give Awudu Nafiu and Kadri Mohammed the needed competition because of his experienced in the Ghana Premier League. But the former Hearts of Lions centre back rather played second fiddle to the duo.

Leonard Tawiah – Hearts of Oak

When Kenichi Yatsuhashi was the head coach at Hearts of Oak, Tawiah wasn’t getting playing time. Yatsuhashi left the club, Sergio Traguil took charge and he started to get some playing time but his performance wasn’t the best as most of the club’s fans criticized the Portuguese trainer for using the lanky midfielder. Traguil left his post, Yaw Preko took over and he was relegated to the bench because of poor performance.

Noah Martey – Aduana Stars

The former Bechem United middleman Martey joined the Dormaa based side prior to the season with a lot of expectation but he failed to live to the billing, starting most of the games from the bench.

Isaac Twum – Inter Allies

Though Hearts of Lions got relegated two seasons ago, he was the club’s best player. With his qualities, Hearts of Oak and Kotoko battled for his signature but he opted for Inter Allies. After that move he failed to replicate that performance at the Tema based side. They nearly got relegated but they survived in the final day of the league, drawing 1-1 at Aduana Stars.

Bismark Idan – New Edubiase

They say experience is the best teacher. Idan has seen it all in the Ghana Premier League, winning the league and also the goal-king. He was unattached during the first round of games. Due to Edubiase’s unimpressive performance they brought in the former Berekum Chelsea forward to help them beat the drop zone but he failed to use his rich experience as he was awful in all the games he played.

Foovi Aguidi – Hearts of Oak

In the 2015 Ghana Premier League, the Togolese import was the Phobians top scorer with eight goals. After that debut performance. The 25 year-old forward failed to come good in the just ended season. He just made four starts, and out of 11 games he played he scored only one goal.

Obed Owusu – Asante Kotoko

Obed Owusu, the worst transfer Kotoko has ever made in the last eight years after Julius Adjabeng moved from Tema Youth to Kotoko in the second round of the 2007 league season.

Since Obed Owusu joined the Porcupine Warriors, his performance hasn’t been the best. In his debut season, he scored three times in over 24 games. Many people thought he will be a better player in his second season but that wasn’t the case as he was very poor on the field for Asante Kotoko. In over 26 games he scored only a goal in the Ghana Premier League.

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