2016 Ghanaian Premier League

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First Capital Plus Premier League
Ghana Premier League Logo.jpg
Season2016
ChampionsWa All Stars
RelegatedHasaacas
New Edubiase
Techiman City
Champions LeagueWa All Stars
Matches played240
Goals scored481 (2 per match)
Top goalscorerYahaya Mohammed (11)
Biggest home winWAFA 5-0 Hasaacas
(6 March 2016)
Biggest away win
6 matches
Highest scoringAshanti Gold 5-3 Asante Kotoko
(14 September 2016)
Longest winning runAduana Stars
Bechem United (5)
Longest unbeaten runAshanti Gold (9)
Longest winless runAshanti Gold
Liberty Professionals
New Edubiase (8)
Longest losing runNew Edubiase (6)
2015
2017
All statistics correct as of 18 September 2016.

The 2016 Ghanaian Premier League was the 60th season of top professional association football in Ghana. The domestic league season began on 21 January and concluded on 18 September with Wa All Stars winning their first league title. Only the matches between Asante Kotoko and the Hearts of Oak attracted attendances above 10,000. [1]

Teams[edit]

The Ghanaian Premier League comprises 16 sides, of which the bottom three - Hasaacas, New Edubiase and Techiman City - will be relegated to the Division One.

Stadia and locations[edit]

Team Stadium Location Capacity
Aduana Stars Agyeman Badu Stadium Dormaa Ahenkro 5,000
All Stars Wa Sports Stadium Wa 5,000
Asante Kotoko Baba Yara Stadium Kumasi 40,528
AshantiGold Len Clay Stadium Obuasi 20,000
Bechem United Nana Gyeabour's Park Bechem 5,000
Berekum Chelsea Berekum Sports Stadium Berekum 10,000
Dreams Dawu Sports Stadium Accra 10,000
Ebusua Dwarfs Cape Coast Sports Stadium Cape Coast 15,000
Hearts of Oak Accra Sports Stadium Accra 40,000
Inter Allies Tema Sports Stadium Tema 10,000
Liberty Professionals Dansoman Park Dansoman 2,000
Medeama TNA Park Tarkwa 12,000
New Edubiase United Len Clay Stadium Obuasi 20,000
Sekondi Hasaacas Sekondi-Takoradi Stadium Sekondi-Takoradi 20,000
Techiman City Ohene Ameyaw Park Techiman 2,000
WAFA Sogakope Stadium Goma Fetteh 1,000

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification or relegation
1 Wa All Stars (C, Q) 30 15 6 9 31 22 +9 51 Qualification for 2017 CAF Champions League
2 Aduana Stars 30 14 7 9 42 24 +18 49
3 Hearts of Oak 30 12 12 6 31 26 +5 48
4 Medeama 30 13 7 10 34 31 +3 46[a]
5 Asante Kotoko 30 12 10 8 33 29 +4 46[a]
6 Bechem United 30 12 6 12 31 34 −3 42[b]
6 WAFA 30 11 9 10 31 22 +9 42[b]
8 Berekum Chelsea 30 12 4 14 26 27 −1 40[c]
9 Dreams 30 11 7 12 30 34 −4 40[c]
10 Ebusua Dwarfs 30 11 7 12 31 31 0 40[c]
11 Ashanti Gold 30 8 16 6 32 31 +1 40[c]
12 Inter Allies 30 9 11 10 34 31 +3 38[d]
13 Liberty Professionals 30 10 8 12 33 30 +3 38[d]
14 Hasaacas (R) 30 10 6 14 32 43 −11 36 Relegation to Division One
15 Techiman City (R) 30 9 7 14 28 41 −13 34
16 New Edubiase (R) 30 6 7 17 20 43 −23 25
Updated to match(es) played on 18 September 2016. Source: Standings
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) head-to-head points; 3) head-to-head goal difference; 4) head-to-head goals scored; 5) head-to-head away goals; 6) playoff
(C) Champion; (Q) Qualified to the phase indicated; (R) Relegated.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b ASA 2-2 MED ; MED 1-1 ASA
  2. ^ a b BEC 2-0 WAF ; WAF 2-0 BEC
  3. ^ a b c d BER: 11 points ; DRE: 10 points ; EBU: 6 points ; ASH: 4 points
  4. ^ a b LIB 2-1 INT ; INT 1-0 LIB

Positions by round[edit]

Team ╲ Round123456789101112131415161718192021222324252627282930
Wa All Stars111221111123411111222311111111
Aduana Stars913161312101398532232444463233322222
Hearts of Oak111112222211124233111122234333
Medeama913131512912151610121312116555534566788544
Asante Kotoko91314141016989954343322245644443455
Bechem United15467121412121110101312141314121213141215131177666
WAFA1124647667899889888777777565766
Berekum Chelsea9684364546886781091099891012910109108
Dreams111363236366767767656455655789
Ebusua Dwarfs9131515161416131415161616151514151414111310988911121110
Ashanti Gold198688111010131312111212151213101011111110910910911
Inter Allies1111010101591415161515151413111315151415141415151514131212
Liberty Professionals987494743477555676889889121212111313
Hasaacas941111121181111141111101011121011131512151314141415141514
Techiman City17464557574599109119111210131211131313151415
New Edubiase9911111213151613121414141616161616161616161616161616161616
Updated to match(es) played on 18 September 2016. Source: Soccerway (in French)
  = Leader;   = Relegation to Ghana Football Leagues

Top scorers[edit]

Rank Goalscorer Team Goals
1 Ghana Yahaya Mohammed Aduana 11
2 Ghana Latif Blessing Liberty 10
3 Ghana Sadick Adams Chelsea 8
Ghana Eric Bekoe Hasaacas
Ghana Kwesi Donsu Medeama
6 Ghana Lawson Bekui Dreams 7
Ghana Dauda Mohammed Asante Kotoko
8 Ghana Bright Adjei Aduana 6
Ghana Bernard Arthur Liberty
Ghana Richard Arthur Wa
Ghana Frederick Boateng Inter Allies
Ghana Cosmos Dauda Oak
Ghana Nicholas Gyan Dwarfs

Updated to games played on 10 July 2016
Source: soccerway.com

Hat-tricks[edit]

Player For Against Result Date
Samuel Tetteh WAFA Hasaacas 5-0[2] 6 March 2016
Yahaya Mohammed Aduana Stars Hasaacas 4-0[3] 20 April 2016
Dauda Mohammed Asante Kotoko Techiman City 4-2[4] 29 May 2016
Latif Blessing Liberty Professionals Hasaacas 4-0[5] 27 July 2016

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Low Stadium Attendance in Ghana because of European Leagues". mobile.ghanaweb.com. Retrieved 2018-06-05.
  2. ^ "WAFA destory [sic] Hasaacas - SuperSport - Football". Archived from the original on 2016-03-08. Retrieved 7 March 2016.CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  3. ^ "Match Report: Aduana Stars 4-0 Sekondi Hasaacas- Yahaya Mohammed bags hat-trick in stroll in the park win - GHANAsoccernet.com". Retrieved 21 April 2016.
  4. ^ "Kotoko 4-2 Techiman City - Dauda nets hat trick in Porcupines win | Soccer News 2016-05-29". Retrieved 30 May 2016.
  5. ^ "Liberty Professionals defeats Sekondi Hasaacas | Other Sports 2016-07-27". Retrieved 2 August 2016.