The much-awaited 2023/24 season of the Ghana Premier League (GPL) burst into life last weekend, igniting the passions of football fans nationwide.
As the dust settled after the opening round of matches, the spotlight shone brightly on the top goal scorers, who wasted no time making their mark.
In a riveting start to the season, seven talented players managed to find the back of the net, collectively delivering nine electrifying goals.
Among these stellar performers, two players distinguished themselves by notching up impressive brace performances.
The GPL, known for its excitement and unpredictability, has once again lived up to its reputation, promising a season filled with extraordinary moments and fierce competition for the coveted title of top goal scorer.
In this article, we delve into the exploits of these prolific goal scorers and the thrilling start to the 2023/24 Ghana Premier League season.
Ghana Premier League first-round scorers
Before delving into the top goal scorers, let's acknowledge the players who made their mark in the GPL's opening round.
These seven individuals displayed their prowess in finding the back of the net, setting the stage for what promises to be an exhilarating season.
The names that graced the scoresheet in the first round were: Amankonah, Antwi, Ayeh, Manaf, Bonsu, Ephson, and Owusu.
Ghana Premier League top goal scorers
Stephen Amankonah (Berekum Chelsea)
The young and talented Stephen Amankonah stood out as one of the standout performers of the opening round.
The 23-year-old was a force to be reckoned with when Berekum Chelsea hosted Bibiani Gold Stars.
Amankonah showcased his goal-scoring ability by finding the back of the net not once, but twice in a thrilling encounter.
- First Goal: Amankonah opened the scoring for Berekum Chelsea with a well-taken penalty in the 74th minute. His composure from the spot demonstrated his maturity beyond his years.
- Second Goal: Not content with just one, Amankonah sealed his brace in the 94th minute, doubling Berekum Chelsea's lead and securing a 2-0 victory for his team.
His remarkable performance in the opening round of the Ghana Premier League season made him an instant standout, and he will undoubtedly be a player to watch as the season progresses.
Stephen Amankona continued his goal-scoring form for Berekum Chelsea. He scored from the penalty spot in their 1-3 away loss to Karela United.
The goal came in the 78th minute, but turned out to be a consolation goal.
Another young sensation making waves in the Ghana Premier League is Frank Antwi.
The 19-year-old midfielder showcased his incredible goal-scoring ability when he donned the Legon Cities jersey in a closely contested match against Karela.
- First Goal: Antwi's first goal came in the 61st minute, breaking the deadlock and giving Legon Cities the lead. His precise finish exhibited his technical skill and coolness in front of goal.
- Second Goal: Antwi was not done yet. He added to his tally in the 69th minute, securing a brace and ultimately sealing the victory for Legon Cities with a 2-1 win.
Antwi's outstanding performance at such a young age is a testament to his potential, and fans can look forward to watching him develop further throughout the season.
Evans Adomako (Karela United)
After last week's 2-1 loss to Legon Cities FC, the club returned to winning ways on Matchday two of the Betpawa Ghana Premier League.
The Ellembele District club beat Berekum Chelsea 3-1 to pick their first points of the season.
The victory was spearheaded by the 26-year-old forward Evans Adomako, who scored a brace.
Adomako scored his first goal in the 22nd minute, while the second came in the second half.
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