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Accra Lions face leaders FC Samartex Friday

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Ahead of the final round games in the first round of the Ghana Premier League, Sameraboi based FC Samartex are top of the table with 29 points having won nine, lost five and drawn two in 16 Premier League games. One hundred and thirty-six (136) games have been played with 8 outstanding games left to draw the curtains on the the first round of the campaign. Seventy-three (73) wins have been registered at home, with twenty-four (24) away wins, thirty-nine (39) draws, with two hundred and fifty-seven (257) goals scored. Home teams have netted one hundred and sixty-seven (167) times, with away teams scoring ninety (90).

On Friday, Accra Lions will continue their sojourn away from the Accra Sports stadium against leaders FC Samartex at the WAFA Park in Sogakope. The visitors managed a 3-0 victory against Karela United on Matchday 16 to go top of the table for the second time this season.

The win over Karela United was a record eighth straight win at home in the season - the best thus far.

Accra Lions are 9th in the League table with 20 points, having won 2, drawn 1 and lost 2 in their last 5 matches - and boast 12 home points, scoring 9 and conceding 10 goals.

FC Samartex 1996 lead the table with 29 points, after 4wins and 1 defeat in their last 5 matches. The Timber Boys despite their superb performance in the league this season have accumulated just 5 points on the road after 5 defeats, 2 draws and one win,  having scored 2 and conceded 8 goals.

Accra Lions will hope for all the points on Friday to appreciate on the League table. Head Coach Ibrahim Tanko’s side have hosted FC Samartex 1996 once at home in the league since making their debut in the 2022/23 season which ended with a 1-1 draw.

Ali Mohammed who has featured in all 16 matches for the home side has scored 3 goals for the Accra based side. Ali is expected to lead the lines for Accra Lions - with the likes of Mohammed Yahaya, Abass Salifu, Dominic Nsobila, David Oduro, Bernard Kesse, Musa Hamzata, Daniel Awuni, Remember Adomako Boateng, Shawkan Mohammed and Dominic Amponsah all available for selection.

Top scorer for FC Samartex Baba Musa will hope to add to his 6-goal tally after excelling in the opening half of the season for his new team. Baba Musa who joined from Skyy FC has been absolutely phenomenal for FC Samartex 1996 following his summer move. Other players who are pressing for a starting place include, Emmanuel Mamah, Dauda Yussif Seidu, Epshon Micheal, Emmanuel Adu Siaw, Ebenezer Acquah, Evans Osei Wusu, James Sewornu, Emmanuel Keyekeh, Richmond Darko and Samuel Tetteh Mensah.

The game will be broadcast live on StarTimes Adepa channel 247 at 3pm on Friday, December 29, 2023.

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At the WAFA Park in Sogakope, Accra Lions will lock horns with League Leaders FC Samartex 1996 who managed a 3-0 victory against Karela United in matchday 16 to go on top of the table for the second time this season.

Accra Lions after matchday 16 in the 2023/24 season currently sit 9th position in the league table with 20 points, having won 2, drawn 1 and lost 2 in their last 5 matches.

Accra Lions playing at home this season have accumulated 12 points, scoring 9 and conceding 10 goals.

FC Samartex 1996 are currently the league leaders after matchday 16 in the league this season with 29 points, having won 4 and lost 1 in their last 5 matches.

The Timber Boys despite their superb performance in the league this season have accumulated just 5 points playing in an away, after suffering 5 defeats, drawn 2, won 1, scoring 2 and conceding 8 goals.

Accra Lions will hope for all the points on Friday when they host leaders FC Samartex 1996 in matchday 17.

Head Coach Ibrahim Tanko’s side have hosted FC Samartex 1996 once at home in the league since making their debut in the 2022/23 season which ended with a 1-1 draw.

Ali Mohammed who has featured in all 16 matches for the home side with 3 goals is expected to start the game on Friday with the likes of Mohammed Yahaya, Abass Salifu, Dominic Nsobila, David Oduro, Bernard Kesse, Musa Hamzata, Daniel Awuni, Remember Adomako Boateng, Shawkan Mohammed and Dominic Amponsah available for selection.

Baba Musa the top scorer for FC Samartex 1996 will hope to add more to his 6-goal tally while Emmanuel Mamah, Dauda Yussif Seidu, Epshon Micheal, Emmanuel Adu Siaw, Ebenezer Acquah, Evans Osei Wusu, James Sewornu, Emmanuel Keyekeh, Richmond Darko and Samuel Tetteh Mensah are also ready for the game

The game will be broadcast live on StarTimes Adepa channel 247 on Friday 3pm