Okrah scores to close in on equaling Bechem United’s Premier League record


The forward netted for the fourth time running as Bechem United picked a vital point away from home in the title chase

Bechem United legend Augustine Okrah is just three goals away from equalling a record he set at the club nine years ago.

The 28-year-old won Ghana Premier League topscorer and best player awards during 2013/14 season when he scored 16 goals. He became the first-ever player from Bechem to reach the double figure mark and also win top awards in the league.

And after nine seasons away, it looks like he is back to the club to equal the record and possibly set another one. After signing a one-year deal before the start of the season from Asante Kotoko, Okrah was not tipped to shine by many soccer pundits.

However, he is currently ranked among the topscorers of the season after netting his 13th league goal against King Faisal at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium on Sunday.

Having ended the first round with only eight goals, Okrah has scored five goals in the second round and he is currently the only player to have been on the score sheet from matchday 25 to 27.

Okrah has now scored six goals and provided four assists in his last six games compromising of Premier League and FA Cup.

With seven matches remaining, Okrah is expected to at least score three more goals to equal his record and possibly add other goals to set new one which may also take years to break.

He is currently five goals behind Asante Kotoko striker Mbella Etouga and three goals behind Ashanti Gold Stars Yaw Annor, who scored four times over the weekend against Berekum Chelsea.

However, Okrah is known for his wonderful finish when the Premier League is at its climax.

In 2014, after scoring only three goals in the first round, he doubled his efforts to bang in 13 goals and went on to beat Asante Kotoko striker Seidu Bancey who was tipped to win the award.

Bechem United will host defending champions Hearts of Oak next weekend at the Nana Fosu Gyeabour Park before they travel to Tamale to face relegation-threatened RTU.


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