Player Ratings: Dreams FC 0-0 Karela FC

We failed to make the home advantage count on our return to the Theatre of Dreams as we were held to a goalless draw by fellow promoted side Karela FC on Sunday.

This was a game that Dreams FC dominated throughout but were faced with a resilient Karela FC side who refused to break.

Here’s how the players fared in the game.

Isaac Amoako – 3/5

He barely had anything to do the entire game as the Karela side failed to get any proper shot at his goalposts but he dealt well with the occasional set piece threats that came.

Maxwell Arthur – 3.5/5

He was Dreams FC’s best player on the day as he kept his defensive end very tight and looked threatening each time he overlapped. He was unlucky not to have opened the scoring in the second half when his sweetly struck volley from the edge of the box was tipped on to the crossbar by the Karela FC goalkeeper.

Razak Cromwell – 3.5/5

Yet another top performer on the day, Razak showed much grit to keep the attacking flanks of Karela dormant and also did particularly well going forward. He wasn’t shy to fill in at center back to help the team.

Issah Yakubu – 3/5

He played on of his best games of the season yesterday as he kept the Karela attackers at bay. His ball control was on point and showed great composure to steer an air ball away from an onrushing Karela FC striker.

Abdulai Massaudu – 3.5/5

He continued with his impressive showing at center back for Dreams FC and as usual his tackles were spot on. His show of strength was unmatched in the game.

George Dwubeng – 3/5

He protected the back four very well on the day. His passing was also spot on.

Patrick Arthur – 3/5

He returned to the middle of the park for this game and played like the enforcer that he is. He passed the ball well and controlled the midfield with much poise.

Emmanuel Hayford – 3/5

This was his first appearance of the season after returning from injury and didn’t particularly look sharp but showed many glimpses of what he is capable of doing.

Kwadwo Asamoah – 4/5

He looked a bit out of sorts in the opening minutes but regained his composure later on. He moved well around the pitch and his crosses were always a danger to the Karela defense each time they came in.

Eric Gawu – 3/5

His experience showed on the day as he looked threatening to the opposition defenders. He got into good positions in the game and did well to find Sharani with a perfectly timed dipping through pass in the second half.

Zuberu Sharani – 2.5/5

He was out of sorts on the day. He squandered several goalscoring opportunities. He could have shown some calmness when he was played in by Gawu but blasted the ball over the bar.

Substitutes

Abdul Zakaria Mugeese – 2/5

He came in to replace Emmanuel Hayford midway through the second half and immediately imposed himself on the game. His deliveries from corners were very good and he did well to win several freekicks in the dying minutes.

Majid Nuhu – N/A