Liberty Professional forward Latif Blessing was named goal king of the 2016 Ghana Premier League after he bagged 17 goals across the 30 games played in the season.
Blessing scored two more than Yahaya Mohammed of Aduana Stars to win their little ‘war’ which began at the start of the season.
Ahead of the season, the two players were involved in exchanges in the media over their abilities and that set the tone for their battle.
Blessing, who was last season’s Most Promising Player, said that he was “better than Mohammed” while Mohammed said that the Liberty man needed to “check him out on YouTube” to understand his reputation.
How did it happen?
The difference in their output can be attributed to the consistency in the scoring.
Blessing scored on match day two against Inter Allies and against Techiman City on match day four but it took Mohammed six match days to find the net for the first time in the season.
Blessing went on a spree again with three goals in three home games and by week 8, he had seven goals.
Mohammed got his sixth goal by week 9.
The forwards faced off in week 10 when Aduana won 3-2 in Dansoman. They both scored a goal each to leave Blessing on 8 goals and Mohammed one behind.
It became clear that Blessing found the net more regularly than Mohammed who seemed to score lot but that occurred in batches.
Heading into the final day, Blessing was a goal behind Mohammed but his hat-trick against Bechem United pushed him to win the award.
Free kick maestro Donsu
Medeama midfielder Kwesi Donsu also grabbed the headlines in the league’s goal scoring sweepstakes.
He got noticed in last season’s MTN FA Cup after scoring twice against Hearts of Oak in the semi-finals and this season, he put in a lot more work in the league.
While his tally of 15 is very impressive, what needs to be mentioned is the number of free kicks he put away.
He scored a massive 12 from range all season for the Yellow and Mauves.
Below is a video of one of his free kicks (thanks to the GHPL Twitter handle)
— Ghana Premier League (@GHPLLive) July 21, 2016
By: Nathan Quao/citifmonline.com/Ghana