Suspended after match week 13 due to the emergence of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the race for qualification into the Ghana Premier League in the Division One zone three league is probably hotter than ever imagined. Before the COVID-19 enforced suspension, the race for top flight football in the zone three was not for the mean, with Oda Kotoko Royals leading the table with just superior goal difference.
Based in Akim Oda in the Birim Central Municipal Assembly in the Eastern region of Ghana, Kotoku Royals Football Club (KRFC) sit at the summit of the league table with 26 points, having recorded 8 wins, 3 loses with 2 drawn games. The Royals are followed closely by ambitious Tema Youth football club, also with 26 points, 8 wins, 3 loses and 2 draws. However, KRFC have managed to score 19 goals and conceded 11 with a goal difference of 8, while Tema Youth finished week thirteen scoring 14 goals and conceding 8, leaving them with a difference of 6, a reason for which KRFC leads the table after week 13 before the eventual suspension of the league.
Below are the statistics of the Division One zone Three league as according to the Ghana Football Association:
– 103 Games – 200 Goals – Average of 1.9 Goals per match
– 76 Wins – 48 Home wins – 28 Away wins – 27 Draws
– 93 First Half Goals – 107 Second Half Goals
– 360 Cautions – 14 Red Cards
– Highest Scoring: Week 1, 5 & 10 – 20 goals – Lowest scoring: Week 13 with 8 goals
– Week 4 recorded the highest wins with 8 – Week 13 with the lowest wins of 3
– Week 9 with the highest first half goals of 12 – Week 5 & 6 with the highest second half goals of 13.