Joel Fameyeh, was the savior for local Black Stars, as his brace propelled victory for Ghana against Young Elephant in a CHAN Qualifier at the Baba Yara Stadium on Sunday, is a striker that featured for Asokwa Deportivo in Zone Two of the just ended GN Bank Division One League.

Praises were poured on the marksman, forthwith, with most commentators describing his second goals as phenomenal, but his marvelous display calls for an apt review of how seriousness is attached to the second tier of our league.

It is worth pointing out that, Joel amassed 28 goals out of 24 appearances for Asokwa Deportivo during the just ended campaign.

After Maxwell Konadu had announced his final men for the Ivory Coast task, the attention focused mainly on how best Premier League players could make an impact in the local Black Stars forgetting that players from Division League One also tasted same number of matches (30).

Little did we know and expect that a player from ?nowhere? will salvage matters when the going becomes tough. But Joel?s audacious show last weekend coupled with other brilliant performances from players such as Tweneboah Benjamin (Elmina Sharks), Enoch Atta Agyei (Windy Professionals) et al reveals the quality of players endowed in the DOL.

It is Joel today but other talents are bound to explode if our lenses could be shifted and tentacles spread to capture all. The perception towards Division One ? undervaluing its relevance and the numerous gifted players ? should be given a second thought, resources and investments channeled to that direction.

In addition to this, GN Bank Division One League owes profuse gratitude to whoever might have mooted the idea of playing 30 matches in the second tier since the number of matches played has injected the current energy and ability into Joel Fameyeh, preparing him for future endeavors.

It could be recalled that almost seventeen matches were previously honored before qualification to Premier League, but further reflection and deliberations saw for the first time implementation of 30 matches a season.

More importantly, the rush for Premier League ticket by clubs from the three zones brings the best out of players, hence those players could on any platform compete for a position with players from Premier League if apportioned much attention.

Joel has massively cleared the path for other players to follow but those players can only make it if calls ups are to be spread among clubs in the country whether Premier or Division One.

The chance provided Joel has served as the laboratory to the test of how quality players from GN Bank DOL are, and the fallout was palpable for all to witness, vindicating how quality players are in abundance in the GN Bank DOL.

Credit: Abdul-Jalilu Ahmed, Sports 24


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