THE SILLY REVIEW: Boadu Fails to Learn, and It’s ‘Strike Three’ for Aidoo
You’ve probably read a few reviews already on the latest match-week of the Ghana Premier League (GPL), and that’s fine.
What, though, about a review that flips the script right over, revealing the league’s not-so-serious underbelly?
Well, then: welcome to The Silly Review [TSR]!
ASHGOLD MESS UP KOTOKO’S SPECIAL KARELA FORMULA
Asante Kotoko were so grateful that regional rivals/cousins Ashanti Gold had permitted them usage of the latter’s Len Clay Stadium facilities that they couldn’t help but express their appreciation.
This they did, TSR believes, by sharing the secret to beating Karela United at their usually impregnable fortress (Kotoko are the only visitors to have ever trampled the Crosby Awuah Memorial Park).
Ashgold gladly accepted that classified blueprint and everything was going right according to plan until the very end when the Aboakese conceded a goal that allowed Karela to escape with a 1-1 draw.
Can’t say Kotoko didn’t try…
BOADU REPEATS THE ERRORS OF HIS PREDECESSORS
Accra Hearts of Oak’s new head coach, Samuel Boadu, seems — based on the evidence of his first two games — to have failed to learn from the errors of his predecessors.
The Phobians, over the weekend, picked a second consecutive win under Boadu, extending their unbeaten run in the league to six games and navigating the last four of those without conceding.
Now, usually, this would pass as a good thing, but TSR just can’t shake off the sense of déjà vu it comes with: new Hearts manager, exciting form, rising expectations?
Yea, we’ve seen it all before and — if Boadu would care to ask Kosta Papic — warned about what the long-term consequences could be.
GOOD WEEK: ACCRA SPORTS STADIUM GROUNDSMAN
Over the weekend, Victor Aidoo netted his seventh goal this season with a fierce strike from the penalty spot that carried a lot – a ton, really — of power. While Hearts fans were surely delighted by the three points that goal helped fetch against Aduana Stars, the Accra Sports Stadium’s grounds-man would have been more pleased that the strike, as fierce as it was, did not do lasting damage to his net.
That said, it’s not the first — or even second — time Aidoo has threatened to shorten the life-span of that particular net, so TSR would suggest that the grounds-man has a little chat with him on this subject of national importance.
BAD WEEK: GOOD FRIDAY
On a day that finds many solemn, in memorial of their Lord’s death, Great Olympics and Medeama decided to go at each other with all they could muster — goals and, perhaps most viciously, trolls — to the background noise of fans and neutrals chanting the “fight! fight!” chorus.
Heck, Olympics teammates Gladson Awako and Ebenezer Sekyere even found the appetite for their own feisty side-show!