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Sports News of Tuesday, 31 December 2019


SUMMARY: Ghana Premier League matchday one records 25 goals

Scenes from match day one of the GPL Scenes from match day one of the GPL

Match day one of the 2019-2020 Ghana Premier League season recorded a high turnout of 26 goals with all goals in each game.

17 of the goals were scored by home sides with away sides netting 8 times on Sunday.

The games which were played on Sunday December 29, saw 8 wins with only one game between Liberty Professionals and Legon Cities FC ending in a draw.

Justice Blay scored the opening goal of the season as his third minute goal proved to be the match winner for Asante Kotoko in their opening league match against Techiman Eleven Wonders.

At the end of the first half 11 goals had been recorded from the nine matches with 14 scored in the second half.

Yahaya Mohammed got the first hat trick of the season as Aduana Stars’ 4-0 whipping of Inter Allies with Dreams FC’s Emmanuel Ocran also getting a brace in his team’s 4-1 win over King Faisal.

In all two players were red-carded in the opening round of matches with over 40 players also receiving cautions for various offences.

Day 2 continues next weekend as the new season continues to take shape.

The following players were adjudged as MVP’s in their respective matches:

Jonah Attuquaye -Hearts of Oak vs Chelsea

Mubarik Yussif – Ashantigold vs Olympics

Yahaya Mohammed – Aduana Stars vs Inter Allies

Emmanuel Ocran – Dreams vs King Faisal

Jeffrey Degor – Liberty Professionals vs Legon Cities

Philip Osei – Dwarfs vs Medeama

Ferdinand Sabi Acquah – Karela vs WAFA

John Moosie – Kotoko vs Eleven Wonders

Kwadwo Asamoah – Bechem vs Elmina Sharks