WHAT WE LEARNED THIS WEEKEND: ANOTHER FOR CR7’S ALBUM, KOTOKO GRATEFUL TO ADUANA

It was a weekend filled with lots of weird stuff and WWLTW takes a weird look at the weirdest of them all

By: Joshua Ansah & Jimmy Aidoo

Home and abroad, football was on the menu this weekend, being served in all flavours. Here at WWLTW, though, we like it best in one particular shade, namely, the ‘weird’ — and, thankfully, we did have plenty of that. Join us feast, then!

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HEARTS’ HATCH GENIUS PLAN

You know all that talk about Ghanaian clubs not being modern in their marketing strategy and not taking advantage of resources at their disposal to generate more?

Well, Accra Hearts of Oak disproved that myth over the weekend with a plan that most marketers would be proud of. Having seen greater numbers of fans at games in recent weeks due to their good form, the Phobians decided to increase demand by reducing supply and leaving thousands of fans stranded outside the gates with no tickets for the weekend’s home fixture against Wa All Stars (a game Hearts would have won had they not conceded thrice); now just watch the fans troop in next week in an effort to get their hands on those rare tickets before they run out again. Genius!

ADUANA’S PARTING GIFT TO DUNCAN KOTOKO

Dormaa-based Aduana Stars started this season’s league in a manner not many actually tipped them to. Three defeats on the trot and suddenly most people’s bet for the title looked in dire straits, helplessly gasping for breath at the base of the log with a squad looking like a deeply confused lot. Somehow, though, they rallied themselves with a steady challenge to turn their fortunes around — and what better way to do so than by beating mighty Kumasi Asante Kotoko at home?
The Porcupine Warriors are having serious challenges of their own and the least Aduana could have done for their ‘friends’ from the Garden City was provide a fine excuse for the latter to get rid of a coach they’ve been half-heartedly seeking to boot out for a while now. And that’s just what they did; what are friends for, after all?

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Coach David Duncan

GOOD WEEKEND

Oh, what a weekend for Cristiano Ronaldo! The Portuguese scored the winner in Saturday’s Clasico for Real Madrid at Camp Nou, yes, but did you see the picture of him celebrating that goal?

That pose and the very emotion on his face, all captured in a single shot — man, what good photography! It’s almost always a worry for many people how the pictures will turn out when that big occasion is over but football’s most unabashed camera-lover will be very pleased with the results of this one.

BAD WEEKEND

WWLTW was this week reminded by a seriously ‘kokonsa’ bird that, despite his side’s terribly poor start to the season, Asante Kotoko coach David Duncan hasn’t featured even once in our ‘Bad Weekend’ columns, and since we really care what you think — and are also not quite certain how soon Duncan could be booted and replaced by some skinny Swede — we reserved this week’s spot for Kotoko’s tactical mastermind. Given how his team lost again, and that he was asked to ‘step aside’ by the club the very next day, we couldn’t have felt more vindicated.

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