Kotoko lead the way in group A
Abdul Fatawu Safiu has been the star man for the porcupine warriors in the first round of the competition. His 6 goals in 7 games -capped off with an excellent ‘panenka’ penalty in the final match of the round- showed evidence of the form he was in.
Fresh from their group stage exit from the CAF Confederations Cup, Kotoko were hit with the news that their top marksman, Burkinabe international, Sogne Yacouba was negotiating a move away from the club. They needed someone to fill that huge void left behind and Fatawu stepped up. His form has led Kotoko to the summit of Group A with 13 points, winning 4,losing 1 and drawing 1. In second place is Medeama with 10 points and Aduana follow on 9. Berekum Chelsea are at. the bottom of the table with 3 points only.
Group B still tight at the top
Only 2 points separate Karela at the top from 4th place Elmina sharks. Sharks have the enviable record of not conceding yet in the competition but two wins from 7 means they have only 11 points to their name. WAFA and Hearts of Oak lie in 2nd and 3rd respectively, with Liberty coming in at 5th.
The first round of the normalisation committee special competition was not short of excitement and thrilling football. The impressive attendance recorded at the various venues only show that the local game is still very loved by the fans. On to the second round we go!