Faisal to test Hearts' title ambitions

13 years ago

Hearts of Oak’s position at the summit of the Glo Premier League would be put to some test when they Phobians take on King Faisal at the Ohene Djan Stadium in the biggest game of the weekends fixtures.

With the bulk of the matches scheduled to start at 15:00 GMT (3:00pm local time), the kick off time for Hearts’ game at the Ohene Djan Stadium is at 18:00 GMT (6:00pm local time).

Hearts, who lead their closest contender – Tema Youth - by two points, will attempt to remain at the top of the standings for another weekend with a win over Faisal. And the Phobians appear favourites.

David Duncan, after assuming the technical duties at Tema Youth - following former coach Isaac Opeele Boateng’s decision to take up assistant job at Kotoko - will open his league account at home with against Wa All Stars.

At the Golden City Park, Liberty Professionals will test Berekum Arsenal’s home invincibility as the Gunners try to maintain another clean sheet at home spanning over 50 games.

The Sekondi Sports Stadium will host a clash involving the debutants when home side, Eleven Wise take on Berekum Chelsea.

Heart of Lions will be at home to Sporting Mirren at the Kpando Park.

AshantiGold will travel to the Swedru Park where they face bottom-placed; Gamba All Blacks while Sekondi Hasaacas, who are just a place above the bottom team play Kessben FC, now under a new manager with Bashir Hayford overseeing his first game at the Anane Boateng Park.

Lots of concerns have engulfed the camp of champions, Asante Kotoko, who have claimed just two points from a possible nine in their last three games.

The Porcupine Warriors are four points adrift the leaders – Heart of Oak – as they head into the match-day-8 fixture of the Glo Premier League on Monday but could start the day with a seven point gap as their rivals play 24 hours before their match.

After grabbing a late equaliser in Wa last week, the under-fire Maurice Cooreman leads his side to Monday’s match against Real Tamale United, who are level on 12 points apiece with Kotoko at the Baba Yara Stadium.

The game which is the last fixture of the match-day-8 pile will kick off at 17:15 GMT (5:15pm local time).