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Thursday, 29 July 2021 22:43

The Best XI Signings of the 2020/21 Ghanaian Premier League Season Featured

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The Ghanaian football faithful were blessed with some stinkers and stormers this season, and with time to reflect, let's go ahead and put out the best side we can just using new acquisitions. With so many good signings to choose from, whittling down them all down to the cream of the chop was always going to be tough task. 

But we love a challenge at, and so without further ado, here are the eight best signings of the season.

GK- Razak Abalora (Kotoko) - No explanation needed, but we’ll indulge… The swashbuckling goalkeeper has transformed the Kotoko team.

Joining the Porcupine Warriors from before the start of the season, he dislodged Felix Annan to make the Hearts No.1 position his.

RB- Godwin Adikah- (Ebusua Dwarfs) - With Dwarfs’ defenders dropping like flies to injury, Godwin Adikah has been deployed in several different roles this season - and excelled in each of them. 

Having joined the Cape Coast club from lower tier side 14 Spartans FC, Adikah has been a revelation for the Kuuku Dadzie led team.

CB- Nurudeen Abdulai (Aduana Stars) - Looking commanding in defence and eager to build from the back, the former Karela man built a very strong partnership with Derrick Afesson.

He's slotted into the Aduana Stars side effortlessly. Which, to be honest, he was always going to do because he's actually a solid defender. Who'd have thought, eh?

LB- Evans Owusu (Liberty Professionals)- Solid in the tackle, quite good aerially considering his small stature and always a willing option on the outside, Owusu offers much in an attacking sense.

His mixture of pace and dribbling prowess somewhat underrated, the left-back remains important to the Silas Tetteh led team.

The former Asante Kotoko player joined the Dansoman side after the first half of the season and instantly became a mainstay in the team. He has so far scored two goals.

RM- Benjamin Tweneboah (Aduana Stars) - His direct running and exquisite footwork causes many a defender trouble. There was never a question the tricky forward would feature as a starter.

His selfish nature bucks the trend of those leading the line, as he is neither a traditional or false nine.

His work ethic is something to behold. Aside his goals, his link-up play and running pattern allow his teammates to thrive.

Blessed with a devastating pace, he has also displayed great vision for the club when in the final third, making him a nightmare for defenders.

CDM- Nasiru Moro (Legon Cities) - Game after game, "Mr. Reliable" never lets his manager down. He operates in an environment where his ball work is combined with grit.

He is strong, quick, good in the air and is adept to using his body to shield the ball away from danger and his speed ensures he can make powerful recovery tackles when required.

His role in the centre of midfield has been a pivotal element, where he has a much greater effect on proceedings

CM- Evans Sarfo (Karela United) - Known for his tireless work rate and excellent passing, the former Asokwa Deportivo midfielder established himself as one of the best in the business-not to mention the tendency to shoot some long-range stunners.

In his pomp, he is an unassailable force in the midfield. His astute positioning and awareness on the pitch is remembered by all who watched him play.

CM- Salifu Ibrahim  (Hearts of Oak) - As silky and talented as they come, Salifu ‘Di Maria’ Ibrahim makes football look easy such is his vision and quality on the ball.

It is perhaps due to his perceived lack of direct impact on the scoresheet- but all you have to do is look at his performances for his club to be convinced of his prowess.

His move from Techiman Eleven Wonders to Hearts is considered one of the shrewdest businesses the Phobians have done in recent years. He played an integral role in the Phobians’ title winning feat.

LM- Seth Osei (Ashantigold) - It is hard to imagine how the Miners would fare without the former Techiman Eleven Wonders winger and it is fair to say they will struggle to replace him.

Until his arrival, the Obuasi based team previously strokes no fear into opposing teams. The slight-of-frame Osei, who has an outstanding work rate, sublime technical skills and a terrific range of passing, has been the reason this Ashantigold side can’t be underrated.

Such a mature performance demonstrates perfectly what an asset Seth Osei is to the Thomas Duah side- an asset not only in attack but a real team player in terms of covering up for his teammates.

SS- Fabio Gama (Kotoko) - There was no way Gama was going to miss out on our list. An attacking midfielder – assured in possession, with eyes for line-breaking passes and a touch of fantasy, the little Brazilian is a delight to watch when in full swing. He is a joy to watch when in possession and when he decides to dribble past players.

It is not rare to see him go past two or three of them in just one of his runs. With his magnetic left foot, he has the penchant of faking a pass, faking a shot, faking a direction in movement before he bursts away and leaves his markers chasing shadows.

His team-mates and fans alike find it amusing. His opponents, however, don’t find it amusing.

ST- Prince Opoku Agyemang (Medeama SC) - Agyemang’s form for the Mauve and Yellows in last season’s truncated league was splendid.

He netted 11 goals in 14 appearances. This was enough to earn him a one-year-loan move to South African side Cape Town FC but was recalled by Medeama after just four months as emergency parachute.

The Tarkwa based club struggled largely infront of goal thus identifying Agyemang as the only solution. The goals didn’t leave him on his return as he has scored 9 goals since joining Medeama in the second half of the season.


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