Can Ahmed Toure Maintain Top Position To Win The Golden Boot?

Nicholas Gyan beaten by no other than Amed Toure in 2,256 hours of supremacy.

It cannot be a bye for Nicholas Gyan, the skipper for Mysterious Ebusua Dwarfs have more than what it takes to push to the top once again, he lost it on match day 23 to 29-year-old Amed Toure – but the tussle for the golden boot will travel all the way to the final day.

Gyan fired blank in the 2 opening games against Bolga All Stars and WAFA but replaced that with an outstanding streak of 6 games scoring in each one of them. The left winger’s superiority started against Accra Hearts of Oak on match day 3 and ended on match day 9 against Aduana Stars.

The skipper for Ebusua Dwarfs scored a 90+3 minute equaliser against Wa All Stars at the Malik Jabir Park on match day 7 to move up the league log with 5 goals and since then has spent 94 days on top of the chart. His reign was jolted on match day 23 by no other than Bechem United’s Amed Toure.

Gyan didn’t make the trip to Nana Agyemang Badu II Park on match day 23 and duly, Toure’s hat trick saw him topple Gyan for the first time in 16 game weeks. Gyan xis yet to bag in a brace in a single game, below is the full table of his goals.

Nicholas Gyan’s goals

Goals against these clubs

On Match day 21

Tema Youth, one goal

On Match day 19

Berekum Chelsea, one goal

On Match day 14

Ashantigold SC, one goal

On Match day 12

Berekum Chelsea, one goal

On Match day 10

Tema Youth, one goal

On Match day 8

Aduana Stars, one goal

On Match day 7

Wa All Stars, one goal

On Match day 6

Liberty Professionals, one goal

On Match day 5

Medeama SC, one goal

On Match day 4

Inter Allies, one goal

On Match day 3

Hearts of Oak, one goal

 

The Crab’s outstanding form has contributed 11 of his side’s 23 goals, adding to his rich achievements 3 assists.

There’s no denying the fact that Amed Simba Toure’s mark on the Ghana Premier League cannot be erased, the Ivorian has a tall history of being one of the daring attackers to have crossed borders to have a feel of the Ghana Premier League and manoeuvre his way among the elites.

The Hunter’s poacher finds himself leading the 2016-17 top scorers’ chart after scoring 3 on match day 23 against newbies Bolga All Stars – if he’s able to win it, then he adds to his rich achievements of helping Asante Kotoko to the Ghana Premier League title on 4 occasions following his 2 spells (2007-8 and 2011-13) as well as personally landing the Golden Ball in 2011-12 season.

Amed Toure’s goals

Teams and number of goals

Match day 23

Bolga All Stars, 3 goals

Match day 21

Hearts of Oak, 1 goal

Match day 19

Medeama, 1 goal

Match day 17

Wa All Stars, 1 goal

Match day 14

Wa All Stars, 1 goal

Match day 6

Ashantigold, 2 goals

Match day 5

Tema Youth, 1 goal

Match day 3

Great Olympics, 2 goals

 

The Ghana Premier League top scorers’ chart this season is sure to be more exciting – closest to Toure(12) and Gyan(11) is Accra Hearts of Oak’s versatile-Thomas-Abbey(10) and Berekum Chelsea’s Stephen Sarfo.

Abbey has played most of the second phase of the league as a left wing back, a position originally handled by Joshua Otoo and Kassenu Ghandi.

Switching of roles has proven not to favour Thomas Abbey, after scoring 7 in the first 15 games, the 23-year-old failed to score in week 16, 17 and 18 against Liberty, WAFA and Bolga All Stars respectively, found 1 at Nduom Sports Complex, but produced both goals against Berekum Chelsea on match day 22 when tried at a more advanced position.

Stephen Sarfo scored twice to down league leaders WAFA at the Golden City Park, the Blue saw himself at par with Thomas Abbey and two adrift of leader Amed Toure.

The tussle is gradually heating up, with Amed leading with 12, Gyan following with 11, Abbey with a game at hand also at 10 goals backed by Berekum Chelsea’s Stephen Sarfo with 10 goals and Medeama SC’s Bernard Ofori the Ghana Premier League is definitely producing another trademark.

7 games left, enough to see even Joseph Paintsil and Bernard Ofori strike up to the coveted golden shoe award. 

 

 

 

 

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