Asante Kotoko renew rivalry with Chelsea, Karela United host Medeama SC Wednesday

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Champions Asante Kotoko have a date with Berekum Chelsea – at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium on Wednesday as the battle to retain their League title continues. The Champions are in desperate need of the points following the 2-1 loss to Real Tamale United on Matchday 8 at the Aliu Mahama stadium.

Matches between these sides have always been close with their last encounter swinging in favour of Berekum Chelsea in a 1-0 win. Kelvin Obeng scored the only goal of the match on the 80th minute mark as the Blues coasted to a slim win in Kumasi.

Asante Kotoko are 3rd in the League log with 14 points and have failed to win a game in their last two matches – 1-1 against Legon Cities and a 2-1 loss to Real Tamale United. In addition to that, the Reds have managed two wins, two losses and one draw in their last five Premier League matches.

Former Champions - Berekum Chelsea are in 9th place in the log with 12 points and have won just once in their last five games – losing two losses and drawing two.

Coach Seydou Zerbo will be looking forward to win the game after failing to record a victory in his last two matches with players like Justice Blay, in form Nicholas Mensah, Steven Mukwala and George Mfegue available for selection.

Whiles Berekum Chelsea’s Christopher Ennin would heavily rely on will on the competitions top scorer Mezack Afriyie (six goals), Awuah Dramani, Lord Amoah and shot stopper Obeng Sekyere Gregory. The match will be live on StarTimes Adepa channel 247 at 3pm on Wednesday, December 21, 2022.

Meanwhile strugglers, Kotoku Royals who fired their Coach Seth Ablade on Monday, will face off with Legon Cities at the Cape Coast Stadium. The newly promoted side have failed to win a game in their last seven matches and are currently 18th in the League log with only four points after 8 matches.

Bechem United will battle Tamale City at the Nana Fosu Gyeabour Park on Wednesday. The visitors come into this contest fresh from their 2-1 win against Aduana FC and will be fighting for another point in the League.

Wahid Mohammed’s side are 17th in the League table with 6 points having drawn three, lost one and won one in their last five games.

Their top scorer Isaac Mensah who has scored two goals will be available for selection with Isaah Nyaabila, Godknows Dzakpasu, Yayaha Mohammed and Emmanuel Kotei also available.

Elsewhere Karela United will host Medeama SC in the Western derby at the CAM Park.

Karela United have lost once at home since last season – a 1-0 loss to King Faisal 1-0 on Matchday 7. Medeama SC are unbeaten in their last two games, drawing one against Gold Stars 0-0 and winning one against Kotoku Royals 1-0.

Finally, Dreams FC have a tough test against inform King Faisal FC at the Theatre of Dreams, Dawu.

Dreams FC are winless in their last five games, losing three and drawing two – a run that has sunk them so low in the League table.

King Faisal have won three consecutive games in the League and are buzzing with loads of confidence going into then fixture. Sylvester Simba, Agyenim Boateng Mensah and Maxwell Arthur are available for selection despite being part of the Black Galaxies team for the CHAN 2023.

Dreams FC are currently 16th in the League log with 8 points – one adrift of King Faisal who are 15th with nine points.