The 2017/2018 Ghana Premier League season is set to be launched soon – court permitting – and the occasion will also see the unveiling of the new official logo and the resumption of old league rivalries that make the league one of the most exciting in Africa.
The fierce style of play and high quality action in the league attracts fans from all over Africa and around the world. For those who can’t attend games, there is the option of live football betting from Betolimp.com a top site that offers betting on online sports.
Located in West Africa, Ghana’s southern border sits on the Gulf of Guinea and is bordered by Ivory Coast (west), Burkina Faso (west and north) and Togo (east).
Colonized by Great Britain in 1874, the country was the first to go independent on March 6, 1957 and became a republic on July 1, 1960. Today, Ghana has a population of 27 million and is one of the more prosperous nations in Africa.
The Ghanaian national football team is called The Black Stars, and gets its name from the single black star that is front and center on Ghana’s red, yellow and green-colored flag.
The country did not qualify for a World Cup until 2006, but since that time Ghana has had one of the most powerful national teams in Africa.
The Black Stars are four-time champions of the Africa Cup of Nations, winning in 1963, 1965, 1978 and 1982. More recently, Ghana has placed in the top four at each of the last six tournaments and finished as runners-up in 2010 and 2015.
As importantly, Ghana has qualified for each of the past three FIFA World Cups, advancing from the Group Stage in both 2006 and 2010. In the latter tournament, the Black Stars came very close to a semifinal appearance, but fell 4-2 to Uruguay on penalty kicks in the quarterfinal.
Unfortunately the proud team will not be at this year’s World Cup in Russia after crashing out in qualifying in 2017. This is no doubt an embarrassment for a team that has had good success in the big tournament.
Ghana has footballers playing on professional teams in more than 60 countries including in the top European leagues. Standouts include: Thomas Partey of Atletico Madrid, Christian Atsu of Newcastle United, Jeffrey Schlupp for Crystal Palace, and Andre and Jordan Ayew for Swansea in the Premier League and Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu in the Turkish top-flight. Six players play professionally in the US including David Accam for Orlando City SC and New England Revolution midfielder Gershon Koffie.
In a tightly contested match between Premier League Champions Aduana Stars MTN and FA Cup winners Asante Kotoko, Aduna Stars scored a lone goal for the win and received the first trophy of the 2017/2018 football season The Dormaa based team got it goal from Bright Adjel and are now favorites again to win it all. The season is now officially started and matches begin February. You can bet live on any of the premiere league games.
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