THE SILLY REVIEW: Kotoko Inspire Karela & Break Hearts
You’ve probably read a few reviews already of the latest Ghana Premier League (GPL) match-week, 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]!
ASHANTIGOLD ARE HAPPIER THAN YOU THINK
Having scraped just two points from their preceding five games, Ashantigold were in dire need of a win in their latest league outing to halt that poor run. In the end, all they got was a scoreless draw at WAFA.
Karela United were left feeling pretty sore and stunned after Asante Kotoko visited on Week 13 and shattered the former’s run of invincibility, inflicting a first-ever home loss. After the misery cleared up, however, a lesson shone through: impossible is nothing.
And, from that, Karela drew inspiration to win their own first away game of the season — a seeming impossibility thus far this term — by beating Ebusua Dwarfs in Cape Coast.
We’re pretty sure Kotoko can expect a card bearing a message like: from Aiyinase, with gratitude.
GOOD WEEK: INTER ALLIES
Last week, we drew attention to an ambitious, 11-game project that Allies were on the brink of completing. They’ve wrapped it all up now, after managing not to win against fellow strugglers Liberty Professionals.
Mission accomplished; Congratulations.
BAD WEEK: ACCRA HEARTS OF OAK
Not sure how your Val’s Day went, but for those of you who didn’t have it so good, be consoled by the fact that Hearts of Oak had it much worse.
After about a year of being denied the warmth of long-time rivals sweet-hearts Kotoko, the Phobians had eagerly looked forward to a reunion on February 14 — a dream date, if ever there was one — only to be denied by flirtatious Kotoko’s CAF Confederation Cup rendezvous with ES Setif on the same day (they got caught with their red pants down, anyway, if that’s any comfort for broken Hearts).
Still, for all that’s said about no love being lost between these two clubs, on this occasion, at least, lots of love was lost — and Hearts are, arguably, lonelier for it.