By Yaw Frempong Ampomah
The Ghana Premier League goes on a 'Christmas break' after Matchday 15's fixtures were cleared at the various centres over the weekend. Guess which club enters the new year with the biggest laugh? That's right, Asante Kotoko.
The defending champions have lived up to their tag as favourites to win this season's challenge as they lie atop the GPL log with 34 points, 7 more than their joint closest contenders, AshGold and Hearts of Oak.
Agoronet.com takes a look at the numbers that have defined their half season form.
15 - Fifteen matches into the season, Kotoko have recorded 11 Wins, 3 Losses and 1 Draw.
Most Regular starter:
15 - Jordan Opoku was the only player to have started all fifteen games.
Goal Haul & Assist King
22- Kotoko are the highest scoring team with 22 goals, conceding 11 with a superior goal difference of 11.
13 - 13 of the 22 goals recorded were scored by strikers Seidu Bansey, Yahaya Mohammed and Aziz Yusif. Sharp shooters? May be.
7- Seidu Bansey featured in eight matches for Kotoko scoring 7 times to emerge as GPL top scorer and the club's too thus far.
5 - The number players who contributed one goal each to Kotoko's 22 goals stock. This includes an own goal scored by King Faisal's Pius Baffour in week 12.
4 - Seidu Bansey is the club's king of assists after turning provider of 4 goals in eight outings.
2 - Akuffo Michael, Jordan Opoku and Aziz Yusif grabbed two goals each.
Kotoko's 22 goals by name:
Seidu Bancey - 7
Yahaya Mohammed - 4
Aziz Yusif - 2
Michael Akuffo - 2
Jordan Opoku - 2
Richard Mpong - 1
Kwabena Edusei - 1
Eric Donkor - 1
Prince Baffoe - 1
*Pius Baffour - 1
*Own goal scored against King Faisal on Matchday 12.
Can the Porcupine warriors build on this and indeed grab a record 23 GPL titles? The future, they say, is always pregnant with expectations.