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Legendary Matchup: Ghana Leading League 90s XI vs 2000s XI

Ghana soccer witnessed terrific football from some of the very best players generated by the country’s topflight in the 90s and 2000s.

The year opening curtain raiser, the gala, was generally keenly contested and once the ABC Premier League kicked off, it was talent on the pitch and passion in the stands.

The era observed the emergence of Goldfields (now AshantiGold) who challenged and broke the Asante Kotoko-Hearts of Oak duopoly and manufactured some of the league’s greatest players. They even built it as far as the ultimate of the CAF Champions League, narrowly shedding to Raja Casablanca of Morocco.

With gamers like Princeton Owusu Ansah, Sammy Adjei and his brother Lawrence Adjei, Nana Arhin Dua and foreign imports Nibombe Wake of Togo and Ibrahima Kone of Ivory Coastline, the miners challenged Hearts and Kotoko in a way unseen in Ghana football and won the league consecutively among 1993 and 1996.

Hearts and Kotoko generated top rated players, some of whom featured on a regular basis for the senior national team, Black Stars. The likes of Oli Rahman, Frimpong Manso, Godwin Ablordey and Prince Adu Poku are amid of stars developed by the Porcupine Warriors when the Phobians sparkled with Abalde Kumah, Joe Fameyeh, Jacob Nettey, Yaw Sekyi and Shamo Quaye.

The prime high quality soccer witnessed in the 90s was nonetheless obvious right until at minimum the mid-2000s. Hearts of Oak had been the dominant power with a blend of some of their ideal players from the 90s and some new boys who took the league by storm.

Most notable among the them were Charles Taylor, Ishmael Addo and Emmanuel Osei Kuffour. The Phobians gained 6 straight league titles, additionally the CAF Champions League in the yr 2000.

Kotoko also developed heavyweights these as Stephen Oduro, Yusif Chibsah, Joseph Hendricks and afterwards Eric Bekoe, considered the Ghana Premier League’s very last bonafide star.

The query as to which era produced the best players will be answered an additional working day but for now the Pleasure Sporting activities group have chosen eleven of the greatest from each eras in this legendary matchup.

Who wins this imaginary match of Ghana Premier League greats?


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