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Sports News of Tuesday, 31 December 2019

Source: Ghana Crusader

Top 4 most toughest stadiums to visit in the Ghana Premier League


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Home advantage they say play a significant role in global football and sports scientists over the decades have spend ample time to investigate this scenario but haven't yet cracked the code.

In this article, I’m going to take a look at the most difficult match venues in our local scene as we enter into the week two of the Ghana Premier League.

Nana Agyemang Badu Park – Dormaa

Aduana stars have recorded 20 home wins, scored 49 goals and conceded just 9 at home including last Sunday’s 4-0 thrashing of Inter Allies in the 2019/2020 Ghana Premier League opener.

The Ogya Boys, With the chanting of their supporters yawning on the neck of visiting teams, it was always going to be difficult for anyone to get maximum points in Dormaa.

Golden City Park – Berekum

Berekum Chelsea in the last three football seasons have picked up a good form and hoping to replicate their performance in the 2011/12 seasons when they won the league. They had 17 wins and scored 40 goals at home. They have also conceded just 13 goals over the three football seasons.

Len Clay Stadium – Obuasi

Per the stats, the Obuasi Len Clay Stadium is the most dangerous away ground for any team in the Ghana Premier League. Ashanti Gold recently won the tier two of the NC Special Competition which was possible with a strong show at home. Although they have conceded 17 goals at home, there’s no way they would allow an opponent to leave with the three maximum points.

The miners have rejuvenated their squad with imports from across the continent and beyond and would be looking to cast their dominance over the teams competing for the league title. In the past 3 football seasons, Ash gold has recorded 22 wins, and scored 52 goals. Clearly showing their prowess on home soil.

WAFA Stadium – Sogakope

West Africa Football Academy (WAFA) have built a reputation of assembling “small boys” to teach “the big boys” some football lessons. With an evergreen squad all the time, the WAFA team has transformed their academy stadium into their citadel and an abattoir for visitors. It has become common to see the likes of Hearts and Kotoko tremble whenever it’s their turn to visit to WAFA Stadium.

In the 2015/16 season, WAFA famously defeated Kotoko 2:0 at home and Hearts received a 5:0 nil trashing. WAFA has 19 home wins scoring 56 goals. They have conceded 17 goals over 3 seasons at home.

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