Players from the Volta Region have been performing remarkably well for their various teams this season. For me as a Writer/ Sports Journalist from the region, I seek to follow, monitor and expose their exploits to the world.
A fine, prolific and unnoticed striker with Kotoku Royals has scored 6 goals in 10 league matches. Richard Dzikoe is his name.
This week featured players are another trio who are taking family football to the next level. All 3 brothers ( Esso Brothers) hail from Aflao and are playing week in week out for their respective clubs. They are Eric Esso (Kpando Hearts of Lions), Joseph Esso (Accra Hearts of Oak) and Jacob Esso (Sporting Mirren).
Bernard Yao Kumordzi was absent in Kortrijk 2-1 loss to Zulte Waregem through injury.
Francis Amuzu was unused substitute for Anderlecht in their 2-1 win over Club Brugge.
Former Dreams FC Midfielder Manuel Eli Keke enjoyed full action for Olafsvik in their 2-0 win at Ir Reykjavik.
Patrick Twumasi made a cameo appearance for Astana FC in their 1-0 loss at Shakhtar Karagandy.
Zhetysu Taldykorgan FC player, David Mawutor lasted 74 minutes in their 3-1 loss against Kairat Almaty.
The Egyptian premier League is over and Wilson Akakpo and all other players are in their off season.
Lumor Agbenyenu made a cameo appearance for Sporting Lisbon in their goalless draw against Benfica.
Patrick Kpozo made substitute appearance for Ostersunds FK in their 2-0 home loss to Norrkoping.
Beşiktaş Kayserispor Joseph Attamah was unused substitute.
In the Turkish League 2, Akaminko Jerry was left out of Eskisehirspor squad in their 3-0 win at Adanasapor AS.
Goalie Lawrence Ati-Zigi was unused substitute in Sochaux 1-3 loss to Clermont Foot 63
There was no action for Dinamo Brest midfielder Saliw Babawo as he is currently in the national U-20 team camp in Ghana.
Ghana (Division One)
Defender Musah Amevor, Charles Quarcoo, Gabriel Nudakpa, Abednego Sarfo and Eric Esso all started for Kpando Hearts of Lions in their 2-0 home win over Tema Youth. Charles Quarcoo scored the opener on the 41st minute, assisted the second goal and got substituted on the 83rd minute. Gordon Akaminko made a cameo appearance on the 74th minute.Meanwhile, Samuel Agbenyega, a young graduate watched the game from the stands. Dickson Sakabutu was not part of the squad as he serves a 3-match suspension after receiving a red card in their last away game against Great Olympics.
Attacking winger Stephen Kofi Nargy continues his fine form for Kotoku Royals in their 0-0 away drawn game to league leaders Uncle T. Striker Richard Dzikoe started the game but was unable to continue his goal scoring form away. Selorm Klutse made a cameo appearance and lasted 20 minutes of the game.
There was no action for Uncle T. striker, Wisdom Kelvin Attamah. The striker has one goal to his credit this season. His inactivity is due to his higher education pursuit.
Daniel Aklamanu still mounted the post for Nania FC in their 2-0 win over Okyeman Planners at the Legon Park. The former Kpeve Lake United keeper has been so impressive this season. There was no action for striker Agbo Teh Perry as he continues his recovery process.
Julius Brempong Bita Ankamah has regained full fitness and will most definitely be in action for Accra Young Wise when they travel to Tema Sports Stadium to play Amidaus Professionals.
Melike Dzado Rich was unused substitute in Vision FC 1-0 win over Danbort FC.
Massawudu Inusah, a former player of Kwamekrom De Youngsters FC, was in the post and played full duration of the game as Danbort FC lost 2-0 to Vision FC.
Jacob Esso was named in the starting line-up for Sporting Mirren and lasted the entire duration in their 2-0 win over Accra Great Olympics at the Teshie MATS Park. The midfield enforcer has 1 goal to his credit this season. Meanwhile Festus Nutakor was unused substitute for the home team.
Ali Idrissu missed Agbozume Weavers 2-0, lost to Accra Lions due to injuries he sustained in their previous game against Akosombo Krystal Place.
Former Ho Hunters FC player Starboy Olamide Julius Anani aka Messi was named in the starting 11 for Proud United in their 1-1 away draw to King Faisal FC. There was another former Ho Hunters FC player Asare Saviour who watched proceedings from the bench for Proud United.
Ghana (Premier League)
James Akaminko started for Ash Gold and played full duration in their 0-0 drawn game with Elmina sharks. James is a cousin to Jerry and Gordon Akaminko.
Accra Hearts of Oaks encounter with Aduana Stars has been postponed due to Aduana campaign in the CAF inter club game. Joseph Esso is regular for the side.
Ivan Kpeglo watched Inter Allies 1-0 victory over Brekum Chelsea from the bench.
Asiwome Joy Fumador was not part of Brekum Chelsea travelling team to Inter Allies.
These are the players I kept my eyes on and look forward to discovering other guys from the region making it big in football.
By: Eric Eli Adzie/voltaonlinegh.com