Ghana Premier League talking points


Another week in the Ghana Premier League, another tale of inconsistencies from Accra Hearts of Oak and Kumasi Asante Kotoko.

WAFA, meanwhile, are in free fall, while Accra Hearts of Oak are mulling a return to Accra as their home base for the seaon.

Kotoko's inconsistency is a problem
Kumasi Asante Kotoko boss Paa Kwesi Fabian accused his side of conceding cheap goals in a defeat at Dreams FC on Sunday. The Porcupine Warriors seemed to be heading for a goalless draw at the Theatre of Dreams in Dawu until George Dwubeng struck in the final minutes to inflict another defeat. Seven games into the season and Kotoko has already lost three times. The air of dominance around the club is gone and Fabian, brought in to take the league title back to Kumasi after four seasons, is struggling to cope. Defensive errors have cost them badly, and there have been a lot of those this season. Fabian badly needs to fix the inconsistencies before questions are asked of his leadership.

Cape Coast is not home for Hearts of Oak
Accra Hearts of Oak have a decision to make about the Cape Coast as a home venue because it feels far from one. They can't create any meaningful atmosphere, and defeat to Elmina Sharks on Saturday in a virtually empty stadium has highlighted that problem. The club's fans are already demanding a return to Accra or Tema, and club Public Relations Officer Kwame Opare Addo has hinted that it is something they would consider for the second half of the season. Beyond that there are already concerns on the field and questions for coach Henry Wellington. One moment they are hot, the next they blow cold.

WAFA in a spot of bother
The Sogakope side started this season in superb style and looked set to compete for the title in the same manner they did last season. They can still do that, but the last few weeks have been incredibly difficult for Klaus Rasmussen's side. The 2-1 loss to Eleven Wonders on Sunday was their fourth in a row. Their problems on the road are well documented, and the consistency of the losses has left them second from bottom on the