Fixtures rolled out for new season

14 years ago

Defending league champions, Accra Hearts of Oak would be up for a derby against Great Olympics on the opening day of the premiership league which kicks off on December 2.

The Professional League Board, organisers of the OneTouch Premier League has released the fixtures for the 2007/08 premier league which has thrown out exciting games.

Hearts would be at home for the debut in the match-of-the-day clash at the El-Wak stadium on the opening day of the new season.

Debutants, Kessben FC would be open up their newly constructed mini-stadium at Abrankese to Sekondi Hasaacas while Wa All Stars play Berekum Arsenals away, the same as Zaytuna FC who travel up north to play Real Tamale United as the trio make their premiership bow.

AshantiGold, who enter the new season with a three-game home ban would be away to Tema Youth, who have adopted the Robert Mensah stadium in Cape Coast as their home grounds.

At the Coronation Park in Sunyani, Asante Kotoko would welcome Gamba All Blacks with Heart of Lions also welcoming Real Sportive to the Kpando stadium.

King Faisal who escaped relegation last season would play away to Liberty Professional at the Carl Reindorf Park in Dansoman making up the eight games that would kick start the league.

After match-day-1, the league would continue on the weekend of December 8-9 before mid-week games come into play beginning on December 12 when the sixteen teams play match-day-3.

Ten matches would be played by January 13 before the league takes a break to allow for the 2008 African Cup of Nations to be hosted by Ghana at four match venues which would not be made available for the 10 premiership games.

The Premiership returns from the break on February 24 with match-day-11 games as three of the CAN 2008 match venues hosting league games.

Accra Hearts of Oak, Accra Great Olympics, Real Tamale United and Asante Kotoko would make use of the Ohene Djan stadium, Tamale Stadium and the Baba Yara stadium.

The Essipong stadium would not be use as Sekondi Hasaacas play away on match-day-11.

The biggest game of the premiership between Hearts of Oak and Asante Kotoko would come up first at the March 2 at the Ohene Djan stadium on match-day-12 when the defending champions, the Phobians host their archrivals, the Porcupine Warriors.

The final day of the first round of the premiership is on March 16.