Ghana Premier League new boys, Accra Lions look like missing their footing in their debut top flight season.
The club, nicknamed “Yen nyinaa dea” to wit [we all own it], lie third from bottom of the 2021/22 league season with just eight points from nine games.
They have managed to win only twice, drawn two and lost five times.
The young club were equally kicked out of the MTN FA Cup after suffering a 1-0 loss in round 64 to defending champions, Hearts of Oak at the Carl Reindorf Park on Wednesday.
With this average performance, can it be said that, Accra Lions have been smothered by the quality of top flight football?
Head coach, James Nicholas Francis does not believe so when Africa-foot.com’s Adamu Muftawu asked him post slim defeat to the Phobians in Dansoman.“No, it’s definitely not, we decided to build a team in a great way.
“You could see by the performances of play, we outplayed them [Hearts of Oak], we created the chances against them.
“So I’m happy with the performance,” James Nicholas Francis told Africa-foot.com.
“As I said before, we attack as a team, we defend as a team, we win as a team.
“We will carry on working, creating the chances and make the corrections and then we will come.
“We just need time and the boys will come up.” He added.
James Nicholas Francis replaced German coach, Rainer Kraft who left his role on mutual grounds.
Accra Lions’ two wins in the 2021/22 Ghana Premier League have all come in home games. A 2-1 week four win against Bechem United before posting a 1-0 victory over Eleven Wonders in week six.
The two draws were against Elmina Sharks in the season’s opener at the Accra Sports Stadium and a goalless encounter to current joint table toppers, King Faisal in week eight at the same venue.
The five defeats have been suffered in the hands of Hearts of Oak, Karela United, Bibiani Gold Stars, Dreams FC and Great Olympics.
They will now shift attention to week 10 at home to Real Tamale United on Monday, December 27.