The Ghana Premier League returns with second round action after a three week break. What are the key figures and statistics from the first round of action?
A total of 253 goals were scored in 120 matches in the first round of games. This goal tally represents 2.10 goals scored per game. Aduana Stars scored the most goals with 24 while Sekondi Hasaacas conceded the most letting 25.
BEST DEFENSIVE RECORD
Wa All Stars have the best defensive record letting in only 9 goals in 15 matches. The Wa side also let in only 1 goal at home in the first round.
Aduana Stars had the shutouts in the league keeping as many as 9 goal clean sheets in the league.
Wa All Stars, Aduana Stars, Kotoko and Medeama ended the round with the most wins. All four clubs recorded 8 wins in 15 matches.
Ashantigold recorded the least wins winning only 2 wins in 15 matches. The Miners won on matchday one against Medeama and matchday eight against New Edubiase.
There were 33 draws in the first round with Ashantigold having the most draws in the league drawing as many as 10 matches in 15 games. The Miners have drawn their last 5 matches.
MOST HOME WINS
There were 68 home wins with Medeama winning the most. The FA Cup holders won the most games at home winning 7 out of 8 games at the Tarkwa T&A Park. The Yellow and Mauves only blip came on the second matchday losing 2-0 at home to Hearts of Oak.
MOST AWAY WINS
There were 19 away wins in 120 matches with Hearts of Oak winning 4 of these. The Phobians beat Medeama, Inter Allies, Ashantigold and Berekum Chelsea in 8 away games.
MOST HOME LOSSES
Hearts of Oak and New Edubiase have lost the most games at home with both clubs losing three at home. Hearts of Oak lost at home to Wa All Stars, Kotoko and Liberty while New Edubiase lost to Ashantigold, Dreams FC and Aduana Stars.
MOST AWAY LOSSES
Bechem United have lost the most on the road losing 7 games. The Bechem side have let in 17 goals on the road as well. The joint highest with Hasaacas.
LONGEST WINNING AWAY STREAK
Asante Kotoko have the best winning streak away from the home. The Porcupine Warriors beat Dreams FC, Hearts of Oak and Bechem United in three straight away wins.
LONGEST UNBEATEN RUN
Wa All Stars hold the longest unbeaten run going without a defeat in their opening 7 games. The Wa side finally lost on matchday 8 to Bechem United.
LONGEST UNBEATEN AWAY RUN
Hearts of Oak have gone eight matches away from without defeat. The Phobians went the entire first round without defeat away from home.
HIGHEST SCORING GAMES
4 games produced the highest scoring games in the league. All 4 games produced six goals. The first was the matchday two fixture between Hasaacas and Techiman City with Hasmal winning 4-2. The second was a matchday six fixture between Liberty and Ashantigold with Liberty winning 5-1 over the Miners. The other two were all matchday 15 fixtures where Kotoko beat Techiman City 4-2 and Aduana Stars beat Bechem United 4-2.
PLAYER WITH MOST GOALS
Aduana Star’s Yahaya Mohammed scored the most goals in the first round of the league bagging in 11 goals. Liberty Professionals Latif Blessing ended up two goals behind Yahaya with 9 goals.
PLAYER WITH MOST CARDS
Kotoko’s Edwin Tuffour Frimpong has the most cards in the league. The defender has three yellow cards and one red card.
PLAYER WITH MOST GOALS AWAY FROM
Hearts of Oak Cosmos Dauda has the most goals away from home. The striker scored one against Medeama, two against Ashantigold and one against Aduana Stars.
PLAYER WITH MOST CONSECUTIVE GOALS
Yahaya Mohammed scored in most consecutive matches. The Aduana striker scored against Hasaacas, Medeama, Liberty, Dreams in 4 straight games.
As many as 6 managers were changed in the course of the first round of games.
Nurudeen ALhassan- Aristica Cioaba
David Duncan- Michael Osei
J.E Sarpong- Prosper Nartey
Herbert Addo-Jimmy Cobblah
Seth Wire- Manuel Zacharias
Tom Strand- Prince Owusu
WAFA will begin the second round without coach John Killa after he left the club at the end of the first round.
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