The last line of defence – goalkeeper – receive a lot of stick when they concede or perhaps commit a blunder. However, the glovesman receives little to no plaudits when he channels his inner elasticity to make an out-of-the-world save.
The trend is changing gradually, with shot-stoppers such as Liverpool’s Alisson Ramses Becker and compatriot Ederson Moraes regularly in the spotlight for their exploits.
In the Ghana Premier League, attention has been fixed on the goal poachers with the race between Yahaya Mohammed and Victorien Adebayor taking center stage.
SportsCorna.com will deviate from the status quo and put the spotlight on the underappreciated and much maligned goalkeping department as the race for the golden gloves award gets keener.
Eric Ofori Antwi (Medeama SC), Kwame Baah of Asante Kotoko and Hearts of Oak’s Richard Atta all locked on four clean sheets after ten match days.
WAFA’s Ferdinand Sabi Acquah stands alone with five clean sheets in as many games played whiles Danlad Ibrahim, on loan from Asante Kotoko has managed six clean sheets.
Interestingly, Danlad managed 90 per cent of his feat in the first five games of the season and has since struggled to maintain his early season form.
At the summit of the log is none other than Ashgold’s Frank Boateng with an eye watering eight clean sheets in ten games.
The experienced glovesman has reiterated the assertion that goalkeepers get better wit age just like fine wine.
It comes as no surprise that his side sit on the summit of the 2019-2020 Ghana Premier League table with 18 points, having conceded just two goals in ten games.