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#GFASC: 7 TALKING POINTS FROM MATCHDAY 7

With 3 goals recorded at 2 venues in the first half, 5 more were recorded at 3 different venues as matches slated for Week 7 of the Special Competition played out. 
Asante Kotoko and Hearts of Oak recorded two nil victories over Chelsea and Inter Allies respectively. Eleven Wonders played a goalless game with Bechem United with Dreams FC and Sharks also drawing blank at Dawu.


Ebusua Dwarfs got a consecutive slim win with victory over WAFA as Aduana Stars and Medeama SC settled for a one all draw.
Week 7 didn't churn any perfection from the forwards as 8 goals were scored in the 7 games played. With Kotoko extending their lead in Zone A and Dwarfs' steady rise in Zone B, here are 7 things we noticed from the various match centres.

1. Status Confirmed
Yet to win a game outside of Accra, the Phobians unsurprisingly got a two nil win over Inter Allies with Joseph Esso getting his 3rd goal of the competition. The Phobians are yet to get a point outside of Accra having failed in trips to Elmina, Aiyinasie and Sogakope. They won at Dansoman in an away game but that's a suburb of Accra. All 12 points garnered have come from the capital city. The best club in Accra undoubtedly.

2. Shark Defence 
To every organism, there is an associated defense mechanism. With a paltry 3 goals scored in 7 games, one would wonder how Elmina Sharks have gained 11 of a possible 21 and trail Zone leaders Karela United by 2 points. Coach Yaw Acheampong has organised a mean defence with 0 goals conceded in the 7 games. Wait! 7 consecutive games without conceding? That's awesome. Richard Atta the goalkeeper isn't leaving anything to chance as his side remains the only unbeaten side this far. 

3. Keeps Flowing
At the age of 37, I wonder how many top professionals would fancy running in midfield. Well, Asante Kotoko's Jordan Opoku has the will to. The creative midfielder was at his destructive best especially in the second half of Kotoko's win over Chelsea. With every kick of the ball, the defense of Chelsea was found back peddling. Stationed on the right of a 3 man midfield in the second half, he exhibited why former Ivory Coast international, Salomon Kalou's claim of him being the best he had played with. The duo had a stint together at Feyenoord Rotterdam. Like the River, he flows like Jordan.

4. Chelsea needs a Striker
Berekum Chelsea have managed just a goal in their last 5 games in the ongoing competition. Below par? yes! Young Attuququaye has always been lively on the flanks with his tricks and runs but who is going to connect them? The days of Emmanuel Clottey, Owusu Banahene can't be returned to but Coach Lokko must quickly raise his own.

5. Idepande Idekay 
Dwarfs looks have turned their season around with consecutive wins over Inter Allies and WAFA. Mysterious as they are known to be, one can only hope that the Cape Coast lads don't spill their found potion. They inflicted upon the Academy Boys their first defeat in the Special Competition. 

6. Taking Over
Remember when Shatta Wale and his militants came out with the 'Taking Over' track? I'm sure  Kalido Dedy jammed so much to the song wherever he was. The young attacker has made the most of Awudu Tahiru's suspension by scoring Medeama's last 2 goals in the competition. 2 games , 2 goals for the lad! A stake well claimed? Tahiru will definitely be cursing that red card at the Len Clay Stadium.

7. 6 with Style 
Fatawu Safiu nailed his 6th goal in his 6th game in style with a Panenka hit past Chelsea's Ahenkorah. The former Vancouver Caps attacker has throughout the competition shown he is a step above the current breed of players in the country. Not Sp dazzling as he is not the kind to run at defenders with the ball but his eye for a pass, his flicks and tricks, accuracy from dead ball situations and his work rate is overwhelming. He exemplifies anything good from the Porcupines. 
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