You’ve probably read a few reviews already on the latest matchweek of the Ghana Premier League (GPL), and that’s fine.
What, though, about a review that flips the script right over, revealing the league’s not-so-serious underbelly?
Well, then: welcome to The Silly [GPL] Review!
1WINNING IS FOR THE WEAK
They say sleep is for the weak, but the latest GPL matchday revealed something else that the supposedly strong can’t even boast about these days: winning.
Only five teams won, and none of those occupied the first seven places on the table ahead of Week 10. This, truly, was a week for the weak.
2GYAN STILL GOT THE GROOVE
Asamoah Gyan’s return to the GPL at the beginning of this season was met with both euphoria and skepticism.
As a legend of the Ghanaian game, many were reasonably happy to see him back plying his trade on home soil after 17 years away, but a doubtful few did wonder whether the hype and his reported financial demands were worth it, given he is in the twilight of his playing years and does not look to be in the best physical shape.
Thus far, he has not made much impact on the field for his club, Legon Cities, but he proved, over the weekend, that he still has the groove. Gyan missed the team’s brilliant 5-2 win over Ashantigold but was fit enough after the game to lead a wonderful jama session – the other thing, goals aside, that he is famous for.
Who said he’d lost it?
3GOOD WEEK : SARKODIE
Asante Kotoko had to play Aduana Stars without suspended midfielder Emmanuel Sarkodie, but they had another Sarkodie in the dressing room — and in the stands. Ghana’s self-styled king of rap was spotted in a very unusual setting last Sunday, present as the Porcupine Warriors hosted fierce rivals Aduana at the Accra Sports Stadium. That celebrity sighting was rare enough, but not quite as rare as the result: Aduana winning away to Kotoko for the first time.
Sarkodie couldn’t have turned up on a better day — oh wait, he’s a Kotoko fan?
4BAD WEEK: LEGON CITIES
Legon Cities had converted three penalties in the league before Ashgold came to town on Friday, accounting for all but one of their four goals this season. After smashing five past the Miners, though, GPL referees would have gotten the memo: Cities are now perfectly capable of scoring goals, without any ‘official’ assistance through the awarding of penalties.
We have a feeling Cities would be the worse for it.
5PIC OF THE WEEK
J Ansah & NY Frimpong — Daily Mail GH