The just concluded 2017 Ghana Premier League marked the 61st season of the association football in Ghana that began on 12th February 2017. The year that had been marked with high performance proved to be a tough one.
Ghana Premier League Top Scorers 2017
Each team brought their top game to the league. This saw the defending champions Wa All Stars come off their first league title. At the end of the season, Aduana Stars clinched the title. They were closely followed by Wafa who hold the record for longest winning run. The list of the top scorers in the Ghana Premier League is below:
Hans Kwofie – 17 goals
The Ashantigold Sporting Club striker took home the title goal king after finishing the season bagging a total of 17 goals. His lead was made unassailable after scoring four goals against the season’s champions Aduana Stars at the Obuasi Len Clay Sports Club on the last day.
He had also earlier netted a hat-trick against Great Olympics. He also scored four goals for his club when they faced off Berekum Chelsea. This impressive play so Ashantigold SC move out of the relegation zone after attaining 41 points. This also made him the top scorer of Ghana Premier League 2016/17 season.
Samuel Sarfo – 15 goals
The Liberty Professional’s center back came in second after scoring 15 goals. He has been in fit form leading his club’s goal scoring despite being a center back. The captain also finished the season leading as the goal scoring defender of the league. His defense and leadership attributes were clearly shown especially in their 2-0 win against Tema Youth where he scored a goal in the game.
Ghana Premier League All Time Top Scorers
Ghanaian players are known for their aggressiveness and scoring abilities in the game. We take a look at Ghana premier league top scores and their accomplishments.
Prince Tagoe 2004/2005
The Accra Hearts of Oaks striker was only 29 years old when he clinched goal king title in 2005. He was taunted by many as the prince of goals due to his prowess and skill set he brought to the pitch.
Emmanuel Atukwei Clottey 2006/2007
He was playing for Great Olympics when he clinched the title goal king during the 2006/2007. He started at a Brazil Academy, he later returned home and played for Tema Youth and Berekum Chelsea.
Erick Bekoe 2007/2008
He made an impressive run during 2007/2008 season when he played for Kumasi Asante Kotoko. This made him sign a deal with Egyptian side Petroject. But later he returned home and continued playing for Berekum Chelsea.
Alex Asomoah 2008/2009
He matched current goal king Hans Kwofie’s record after scoring 17 goals for Kumasi Asante Kotoko.
Kofi Owusu 2014/2015
He scored 19 goals for Berekum Chelsea and later this saw him win the golden boot. His success continued soaring as he was signed to Egyptian club Aswan.