The latest set of games in the 2019/20 Ghana Premier League (GPL) season treated fans to some exciting football and thrilling outcomes, and Daily Mail GH captures the biggest lessons and highlights of the matchday from a satirical perspective.
1. KING FAISAL JUST KEEP BURNING THE CANDLE AT BOTH ENDS
We know we talk about them a lot here on WWLTW, but that’s only because Faisal never cease to catch our eye and amaze us. Only four of the 18 teams (22%) managed to score more than once this weekend and, of those, Faisal are the only ones not among the league’s top six clubs. In fact, you need to scroll all the way to the bottom of the table to find them, and this is because Faisal have really succeeded in burning the candle so well at both ends. Not only are they one of the highest-scoring teams in the league; they are also the team that has conceded most. Quite a balancing act, eh?
2. WAFA OUT-W’s WATFORD
England’s Premier League threw up one of its more astounding giant-killing stories over the weekend when runaway leaders Liverpool saw their unbeaten run and record winning streak halted by relegation-threatened Watford. Somehow, though, WAFA — one of the GPL’s smaller sides — felt Watford’s feat wasn’t astonishing enough and, the very next day, went bonkers against table-topping Ashantigold, a side that had kept a clean sheet in each of their last five games and only conceded twice all season. The effect of the 6-1 thrashing dished out to the Aboakese, as expressed in Ashgold coach Yakubu Mambo’s solemn pose, was quite humbling.
3. GOOD WEEKEND: KING FAISAL ATTACKERS
You know that feeling when the house is burning down yet you’re not bothered because, well, you have proof that it’s not your fault?
That’s probably how Faisal’s attackers are feeling right now.
4. BAD WEEKEND: SOGAKOPE
WAFA’s home — once notoriously unyielding — had proven kinder to visitors this season, with the club winning just one of their games as hosts prior to Ashgold’s visit on Sunday. Now we know it was all a pretence, an act that clearly couldn’t be kept up very long. Who were they fooling, really?
Jo Ansah — Daily Mail GH