The 2019 edition of the University of Ghana Football league (UGFL) has ended after nearly 4 weeks of exciting football action.
Univers Sports has picked the standout performers in the University of Ghana Football League.
1. Jafar Zakaria Alidu (GK): The Commonwealth Hall shot stopper is our first pick. 5 games without conceding a goal was very impressive. Jafar did not have the best of defenses but saved his team on big occasions to keep them in the tournament. He saved three spot kicks during the penalty shootouts in the final, winning the trophy for the Vandals.
2. Prince Akomea (LB): Akomea was one of Coach Nana Ohene’s three weapons in what can be classified as Hilla Liman’s best. He completed most tackles than any other player in the UGFL this season. His extraordinary ariel ability curtailed any form of threat in the heart of the Hilla Limann Defense. Performance wise, he may be currently University of Ghana’s best Defender.
3. Paul Atta Yeboah(CB): Paul was the mastermind in the Akuafo defence. He helped to keep the defensive network tidy at all times. He was literally everywhere. Robust, difficult to handle, he kept some of the diciest strikers at bay. His pair with Ibrahim Rahman was splendid. He was a good shield for Goalkeeper Donkor and his performance in the final against Commonwealth was golden.
4. Godfred Boateng (RB): A very versatile full back who is more dangerous going forward. His ability to recover well anytime his side transitions into defense gives him a nod ahead over others. Has great vision and good pace.
5. Ebenezer Osei Bratuo (CB): An aggressive tackler who never lets strikers have their way. Connected well with Enock Brako to support the fast tempo game of the vandals. supported full backs very well and was one of the most disciplined players throughout the campaign
6. Kwame Antwi (MF): He was by far the most experienced player. Having played for Ghana Premier League side Brekum Chelsea, Antwi showed great composure on the ball. He was brilliant in his angles of recovery. He eased the pressure on his side, supporting the full backs and being the first line of defense. He is an intelligent presser who knows when to go for the tackles and was the most accurate passer of the ball this season. A five star performance in all five games.
7. Ezekiel Asare (MF): His performance merits that of the Most Valuable player. Ezekiel was a delight to watch. Ended the campaign as joint top scorer alongside Yusif Alhassan with 6 goals to his credit. Played as a striker on some occasions despite being a natural midfielder and showed so much intelligence behind the ball. Converted two free kicks and inspired a Limann team to a third place finish.
8. Enock Brako (MF): A very quiet player but has enormous work rate. Was one of the biggest revelations of the UGFL. A very diminutive figure but was like a magician who made things happen anytime he played alongside team mate Norbet Divon. If you did watch the League, the Kumasi-based defensive midfielder’s inclusion here will not be questioned.
9. Yusif Alhassan (ST): Scored 60 percent of Commonwealth’s goals. He has the sharpness of a hare and formed a lethal front three with Festus Osafo and Felix Buabeng. Yusif has a great eye for goal coupled with wonderful footworks. He may be University of Ghana’s finest arrow head as we prepare of the GUSA 2020 games.
10. Felix Buabeng (LM): Was just too lively on the flangs. His ability to ‘cut-in’ on many occasions made him unpredictable. Possesses a great skill set and could easily maneuver his way through defenses. Was great in finding team mates in scoring positions and almost always, Buabeng has the skill of a ‘Leroy Sane’. Could easily get in behind defenses. This man was so much trouble.
11. Vladimir Vandapuye (ST): Vlad is a veteran striker and a renowned goal poacher. Was Akuafo hall’s top goal scorer with 5 goals to his name. Looked a bit quiet in the final game but still showed so much to be noticed. His Physical prowess coupled with his great shot power makes it difficult for defenders to take him on. He loves to play as a lone striker and showed great leadership by leading the line for the farmers and was decent upfront.
COACHES OF THE SEASON:
- Johnson Boakye (Commonwealth Hall): Changed the fortunes of the Commonwealth Hall as he led the gallant Red army to their first title in the last six to seven years. The gaffer led the team to five games unbeaten with no goals conceded. They did not have a super team but Coach Johnson’s tactical approach did them good.
- Nana Kwasi Ohene (Hilla Limann Hall): Coach Ohene led an average Hilla Limann team that had struggled for years. His three year project almost got Limann to the trophy but for the 3-0 win to commonwealth. Known for his tactical ingenuity he goes down in history as one of the finest tactical brains in the UGFL a hero to the Orange boys.
BELOW IS THE FULL LIST OF UGFL UNIVERS SUPER TEAM OF THE SEASON
Jafar Zakaria Alidu (G.K) – Commonwealth Hall
Pius Baidoo (G.K) – Mensah sarbah Hall
Daniel Yekple (MF) – Mensah Sarbah
Asuo Kuhis (ST) – Mensah Sarbah
Godfred Boateng (DF) -Akuafo Hall
Ebenezer Osei Brantuo (DF) – Commonwealth Hall
Glen Amponsah (ST) – Jubilee hall
Dennis Owusu Boateng (MF) – Jubliee Hall
Abbey Arnold (ST) – Sey Hall
Prince Akomea(DF) – Limann Hall
Sadat Alhassan (MF) – (Limann Hall
Ezekiel Asare (MF) – Limann Hall)
Mohammed Musah (MF) – Distant Edu.
Enock Brako (MF) – Commonwealth Hall
Yusiff Alhassan(ST) – Commonwealth Hall
Vadimir Vandapuye (ST) – Akuafo Hall
Joshua abayatey (MF) – Akuafo Hall
Rodney Appiah (MF) – Legon hall
Kwame Antwi (MF) – Akuafo Hall
Derrick Doh (DF) – Akuafo Hall
Felix Buabeng (MF) – Commonwealth Hall
Paul Atta yyeboah (DF) – Akuafo Hall Hall
Richard Mensah Sarbah (ST) – Kwapong Hall
By: Dampte-Larbi Godfred | Univers Sports | universnewsroom.com