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Ghana Premier League: Final Day preview

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Asante Kotoko vs Bofoakwa Tano: 15:00GMT; Baba Yara Stadium, Kumasi

Asante Kotoko host relegated Bofoakwa Tano at home on Sunday June 16, 2024, hoping to end the 2023-24 Ghana Premier League season on a high note.

The Porcupine Warriors will still finish outside the top-four even if they beat the FA Cup finalists at the Baba Yara Stadium, in what has been a torrid campaign for the Ghanaian giants.

Kotoko recorded a 2-0 win at Real Tamale United (RTU) at the Naa Sheriga Sports Complex in Nalerigu at the weekend to move up to 9th on the league table.

The visitors, whose relegation was confirmed two weeks ago, lost 0-1 at home to Berekum Chelsea in their last encounter.

The record Ghana Premier League holders have accumulated 46 points from 33 games, having won 3 and suffered 2 defeats in their last 5 matches.

The Porcupine Warriors have managed to secure 27 points at home in this campaign, scoring 15 and conceding 10 in the process.

Dr. Prosper Ogum’s side are ranked as the second weakest home side after 16 appearances. The former Premier league champions head into this fixture with a defeat in their last home league game against Accra Great Olympics.

Relegated Bofoakwa Tano are winless in their last 5 encounters, placed 17th on the table after 33 matches.

The Bofo lads have managed to accumulate 10 points away from home this season, scoring 9 and conceding 19 goals.

They are yet to record an away win after 16 appearances and are ranked as the 5th underperforming side in this campaign.

Asante Kotoko are yet to host Bofoakwa Tano at home in the league after the returnees joined the Premiership in the 2023/24 season.

The likes of Justice Blay, Emmanuel Kotei, Enoch Morrison, Serge Eric Zeze, Andrews Ntim, Nicholas Bonsu, Yahaya Baba, Nurudeen Yussif Mohammed, Peter Acquah, Bernard Somuah, Issahak Fuseini, Shadrack Addo, Sherif Mohammed and Kalo Ouattara could be available for the game on Sunday.

Bofoakwa Tano skipper Saaka Dauda is likely to start the game on Sunday.

Elijah Addai, Ado Zack, Aboagye Dacosta, Emmanuel Agyenim Boateng, Andrew Appau, Alhassan Ali, Emmanuel Ankrah, Isaac Baffoe, Bright Boakye Kyereh, Solomon Obilitey, Stephen Owusu, Clinton Baffour, Dana Blessing and Charles Mensah could all be available for selection.

Bechem United vs Accra Hearts of Oak: 15:00GMT; Nana Gyeabour Park; Bechem

Accra Hearts of Oak have their work cut out for them when they make the long journey to the Nana Gyeabour park to battle Bechem United on the final day of the season on Sunday June 11, 2024.

The Phobians must beat United away from home to stand any realistic chance of avoiding the drop from the Ghanaian top-flight.

Hearts of Oak's have endured a difficult campaign this term as they lie just a point above the relegation zone.

Anything apart from victory could prove disastrous for the former African champions- who must produce a big performance at the Nana Gyeabour park against Bechem United on Sunday.

Bechem United sit 7th on the league table after 33 matches with 48 points, having won 2, drawn 1 and suffered 2 defeats in their last 5 outings.

The Hunters have managed to accumulate 34 points at home this season, scoring 24 and conceding 9 goals.

They are ranked as the 7th best home performers and are unbeaten in their last 5 home games.

Hearts of Oak are 14th on the league table with 42 points after 33 matches, having won 2, drawn 1 and suffered 2 defeats in their last 5 league games.

The Phobians have managed to secure 15 points away from home in this campaign, scoring 13 and conceding 18 and are the 4th best away performers in the league after 16 appearances.

The former league champions have lost 4 of their last 5 away encounters.

Bechem United have played Accra Hearts of Oak three times at home in the league since 2020/21 season with Bechem United wining one, drawing one and losing one.

In the 2020/21 season, Bechem United lost 0-1 to Accra Hearts of Oak, drawn 1-1 in the 2021/22 season before recording a 1-0 victory in the 2022/23 season.

Bechem United can rely on Seth Kwadwo, Boa-AT Regain, Cephas Mantey, Emmanuel Ababio, Emmanuel Abban, Emmanuel Annor, Joseph Kinful, Francis Acquah, Clinton Duodu, David Asabere, Francis Twene, Samuel Kuffour, Isaiah Nyarko and Gabriel Tenlep.

Youngster Hamza Issah has banged in 12 goals this season for Heart of Oak and could be available for the game on Sunday.

Other key players like, Linda Mtange, Glid Otanga, Seidu Suraj, Martin Karikari, David Oppong Afrane, Michael Ampadu, Kassim Cisse, Yaw Amankwah Baafi, Denis, Korsah, Kofi Agbesimah, Salim Adams, Salifu Ibrahim, Issah Kuka and Raphael Amponsah could be available for the must-win game.

Berekum Chelsea vs Heart of Lions: 15:00GMT; Golden City Park; Berekum

Berekum Chelsea welcome Heart of Lions to the Golden Park seeking to end the season in the top four.

The Blues will finish second on the table if they overcome the visitors and other results go their way.

Chelsea managed a 1-0 win at relegated Bofoakwa Tano in their last encounter and will aim to end the 2023-24 campaign on a positive note.

The Berekum -based side have managed to accumulate 50 points from 33 matches and are currently 4th on the league table, having won 3 and suffered 2 defeats in their last 5 outings.

Coach Samuel Boadu’s side have managed to record 36 points at home this season, scoring 21 and conceding 9 goals.

They’ve won 4 of their last 5 home league games and are the 5th best home side so far in this campaign.

Heart of Lions have won their last 5 league games and are currently 11th on the table with 44 points after 33 matches.

The Kpando lads have managed to secure 11 points away from home this season, scoring 10 and conceding 19 goals.

They’ve won their last 2 consecutive away league games heading into this encounter against following victories over Dreams FC and Medeama SC.

Berekum Chelsea are yet to host Heart of Lions at home in the league after returning into the top-flight in the 2023/24 season.

Stephen Amankona leads the top scorer chart in the league currently with 17 goals and is likely to start the game on Sunday for Berekum Chelsea.

Emmanuel Sarpong, Kusi Pandrous, Awuah Dramani, Patrick Ansu, Zakaria Fuseini, Collins Ameyaw, Ahmed Adams, Yaw Dankwah, Lord Amoah, Hubert Gyau, Afriyie Mezack, Frank Oppong, Kuffour Asamoah, Fravien Kongoza and Vincent Adjei could all be available for the game on Sunday.

Heart of Lions skipper Ebenezer Abban has scored 11 league goals this season and will hope to extend his tally on Sunday.

Christian Boateng, Yaw Danso, Ruben Hennessey, Mustapha Yakubu, Emmanuel Sakyi, Bismarck Anim, Akwasi Duah, Denis Hutor, Abdul Musah, Kwesi Pong and Yusif Afful could be available for selection on Sunday.

Dreams FC vs Aduana FC: 15:00GMT; Theatre of Dreams; Dawu

Dreams FC entertain Aduana FC at home on Sunday to wrap up the 2023-24 Ghana Premier League campaign.

Dreams have secured another top-flight status after thumping relegated Real Tamale United 8-1 in an outstanding fixture on Wednesday June 12, 2024.

The Believers, who have now amassed 46 points, are safe and secured as they host third-placed Aduana FC at the Theatre of Dreams in Dawu on Sunday.

Dreams FC have won 2, drawn 1 and suffered 2 defeats in their last 5 league games. The Dawu lads are 15th on the table with 42 points after 32 matches.

They’ve managed to secure 31 points at home this season, scoring 25 and conceding 13 goals. Dreams FC won their last 2 consecutive home league games against Karela United and Legon Cities.

Aduana Stars sit 3rd place on the league table with 50 points after 33 matches, having won 2, drawn 2 and suffered 1 defeat in their last 5 outings.

The two-time champions have managed to accumulate 10 points away from home this season, scoring 11 and conceding 21 goals.

The Fire Club head into this fixture with a defeat in their last away league game against Bechem United.

Dreams FC have played Aduana Stars three times at home in the league since 2020/21 season with Dreams FC winning two and losing one.

In the 2020/21 season, Dreams FC beat Aduana Stars 4-2, won 3-1 in the 2021/22 season before recording a 0-1 defeat in the 2022/23 season.

Dreams FC top scorers Abdul Aziz Issah and Asamoah Boateng Mensah are likely to start the game on Sunday.

Other key players like Godfred Atuahene, Daniel Agyei, Ofori McCarthy, Eric Boateng, Emmanuel Dankwah, Sulemana Suhiyini, Benjamin Bature, Seth Agyemang, Joseph Esso, Dede Ishmael, Ebenezer Adade, Francis Odoom and Emmanuel Agyei could all be available.

Aduana FC  can count on Richard Mahama, Rich Sackey, Frank Owusu, Richard Afriyie, Fataho Nerie, Emmanuel Obuobi, Richard Tetteh, Yussif Chibsah Alhassan, Asamoah Fiifi Anderson, Sampson Cobbinah, Justus Torsutsey and Douglas Owusu Ansah.

Accra Great Olympics vs Real Tamale United (RTU): 15:00GMT; Accra Sports Stadium; Accra

Accra Great Olympics welcome Real Tamale United to the capital on Sunday in the final match of the 2023-24 Ghana Premier League campaign.

The 'Dade Boys' must grind out a win and hope other results go their way to avoid being relegated from the country's top-tier.

Olympics have their work cut out for them when they entertain the basement club at the Accra Sports Stadium on Sunday.

For Real Tamale United, the result on Sunday won't matter after their relegation was confirmed last weekend.

Great Olympics are 16th on the table in the relegation Zone after 33 matches with 41 points, having won 2, drawn 2 and suffered 1 defeat in their last 5 league games.

The capital side have managed to accumulate 28 points at home in this campaign, scoring 17 and conceding 9. They are among the least conceded sides at home.

The Accra based side have lost one of their last five home league games.

Relegated side Real Tamale United have accumulated 31 points from 33 having won 2 and suffered 3 defeats in their last 5 outings.

The Tamale based are the weakest away side in this campaign, following 1 win and 14 defeats, scoring 11 and conceding a whopping 35 goals.

Real Tamale United have conceded the most goals in this campaign (52).

Great Olympics have played Real Tamale United twice at home in the league since 2021/22 season with Great Olympics winning in both encounters.

In the 2021/22 season, Great Olympics beat Real Tamale United 2-1 and repeated same score line in the 2022/’23 season.

Great Olympics boasts Emmanuel Antwi, Albert Amoah, Matthew Abayase, Gladson Awako, Samuel Ashie-Quaye, Isaac Mensah, Richard Botchway, Ebenezer Sekyere, Razak Kasim, Christopher Nettey, Raymond Grippman, Mathew Agama, Kekeli Attor, Michael Osei and Abednego Asafo.

Real Tamale United top scorer Mohammed Mankuyeli is likely to start the game on Sunday.

Other players like, Issah Ahmed, Mohammed Iddriss, Baba Kushibo, Faisal Gariba, Awudu Mohammed, Adams Hafiz, Abdul Sayibu, Asuno Adjetey, Husein Bilal, Lord Adabo, Abu Mohammed, Alhassan Musah and Jorge Renchi could all be available for the match.

Legon Cities vs Bibiani GoldStars FC: 15:00GMT; El- Wak Sports Stadium; Accra

Legon Cities host Bibiani GoldStars FC at the El-Wak Stadium in Accra in the final match of the 2023-24 Premier League season.

Cities, who are two points behind their opponents, will go above them in the final Premier League standings with a win.

Bibiani GoldStars FC secured another top-flight status following their 2-0 win against Medeama SC at home last weekend.

Legon Cities have managed to accumulate 44 points from 33 matches and are 12th on the league table, having won 2 and suffered 3 defeats in their last 5 outings.

The Royals have secured 36 points at home in this campaign, scoring 22 and conceding 13.

Coach Kwesi Fabin‘s side are the 6th best home performers after 16 appearances and have won their last 4 consecutive home matches.

Bibiani Gold Stars are currently 10th on the league table with 46 points after 33 matches, having won 2, drawn 1 and suffered 2 defeats in their last 5 encounters.

The Miners are ranked as the 3rd weakest away performers following 1 win, 6 draws and 9 defeats, scored 6 and conceded 23 goals.

Legon Cities have played Bibiani Gold Stars twice at home in the league since 2021/22 season with the Royals drawing one and losing one.

In the 2021/22 season,  Legon Cities drew 1-1 with Bibiani Gold Stars and lost 0-1 in the 2022/23 season.

Legon Cities can rely on Kwabena Boateng, Fredrick Akatuk, Mohammed Alidu, Stephen Asare, Mohammed Suleman, Morris Fuseini, Samuel Tenedu, Kamal Suraje, Frank Antwi, Frank Akoto, Nasiru Moro, Albert Yeboah, Stephen Blankson, Nicholas Mensah, Joseph Mereku and Abdul Rahaman.

Prince Kwabena Owusu, Alex Aso and Appiah McCarthy are likely to lead the attack for the Miners on Sunday. Vincent Atingah, Emmanuel Appau, Eric Bosomtwi, William Dankyi, Ronald Frimpong, Adraman Yahaya, Gideon Anaba, Frank Amankwa, Charles Gyamfi, Sadat Mohammed and Mawuli Wayo could also be available for selection.

Medeama SC vs Karela United: 15:00GMT; Akoon Community Park; Tarkwa

Medeama SC could end the 2023-24 Ghana Premier League season in second position if they account for Karela United and other results go their way on Sunday.

The Mauve and Yellow failed to defend their Premier League title after losing it to Western regional rivals FC Samartex 1996.

However, they could grab a consolation by placing second if they beat Karela United at the Akoon Community park in Tarkwa on Sunday June 16, 2024.

Karela United's survival prospects rest on this crunch game as anything apart from a win could see them join Bofoakwa Tano and Real Tamale United as relegated Premier League sides.

The visitors, who are yet to score a goal at the Akoon park, have an arduous task of rewriting the script by beating the dethroned champions infront of their home fans.

Medeama SC are currently 6th on the league table with 49 points after 33 matches, having won 3 and suffered 2 defeats in their last 5 encounters.

The Mauve and Yellow have managed to accumulate 34 points at home, scoring 15 and conceding 5.

They are among the top 10 best home performers in this campaign.

The defending champions head into this fixture with a defeat in their last home league game against Kpando Heart of Lions.

Medeama SC have conceded the least number of goals in this campaign (25).

Karela United after 33 matches are 13th on the league table with 43 points, having won 3 and suffered 2 defeats.

Karela United are the 4th underperforming side this season following 2 wins, 3 draws and 11 defeats in 16 appearances, scoring 13 and conceding 28 goals.

The Tamale based are the second most conceded side in this campaign (42).

Medeama SC have played Karela United three times at home in the league since 2020/21 season with Medeama SC winning all.

In the 2020/21 season, Medeama SC beat Karela United 1-0, won 2-0 in the 2021/22 season before recording a 1-0 win in the 2022/23 season.

Karela United are yet to score against Medeama SC in an away fixture since 2020/21.

Medeama SC goes into the game with quality players like, Kamaradini Mamudu, Diawisie Taylor, Manuel Mantey, Kofi Asmah, Fatawu Sulemana, Bernardinho Tetteh, Michael Enu, Godknows Dzakpasu, Nurudeen Abdulai, Denis Adoma, Emmanuel Cudjoe, Kelvin Nkrumah, Derrick Fordjour and Hamidu Abdul Fatawu.

Karela United can count on Emmanuel Anaful, Maxwell Agyemang, Giyasu Ibrahim, Fatawu Mohammed, Maxwell Arthur, George Amonoo, Abdul Latif, Samuel Attah Kumi, Jibril Nurudeen, Welbeck Takyi, Abdul-Raman Yaya, Hafiz Abdulai, Humid Dafie, Umar Faruk and Solomon Aboagye, who could all available for selection on Sunday.

Nsoatreman FC vs Nations FC: 15:00GMT; Nana Kromansah Park; Nsoatre

Nsoatreman FC and Nations FC, two teams who have secured their top-flight status, clash in the final match of the season on Sunday at the Nana Kromansah Park in Nsoatre.

Nsoatreman drew 2-2 at Aduana FC while Nations FC also drew 1-1 at home to Bechem United in their last matches.

Nsoatreman FC have managed to accumulate 47 points from 33 matches and are 8th on the league table, having won 1, drawn 2 and suffered 2 defeats in their last 5 outings.

Maxwell Konadu's side  have recorded 29 points at home after 16 appearances, scoring 17 and conceding 7 goals. The Nsoatre lads are unbeaten in their last 5 home league matches.

Nations FC are currently 5th on the table with 49 points after 33 matches, having won 1, drawn 1 and suffered 3 defeats in their last 5 league games.

The newly promoted side have managed to accumulate 12 points away from home so far, scoring 4 and conceding 17.

Nations FC are pointless in their last 5 consecutive away matches.

Both clubs have conceded same number of goals in this campaign (32).

Nsoatreman FC are yet to host Nations FC at home in the league since coach Mingle Ocansey’s side jointed the Premiership in the 2023/24 season.

Nsoatreman FC can rely on Stephan Diyou, Apetorgbor Foster, Mohammed Abdul Rahaman, Collins Kudjoe, Morrison Anokye, Mohammed Issaka, Meider Kwabena, Mohammed Sadat, Philip Ofori, Eric Osei Bonsu, Walid Neymar Fuseini, Richard Acquah, Bortey Acquaye and Osafo Antwi.

Nations FC top scorer Asamoah Boateng Afriyie has scored 11 goals this season and is likely to start the game on Sunday. The likes of Asante Boahen, Isaac Botchway, Barimah Baah, Prince Acquah, Emmanuel Boahene, Kwame Boakye, Prince Badu, Sadiq Alhassan, Richard Berko, Michael Awuah, Razak Simpson, Justice Amate, Nuamah Blankson and Nafiu Sulemana could all be available.

FC Samartex 1996 vs Accra Lions: 15:00GMT; Nsenkyire Arena; Sambreboi. 

FC Samartex 1996 will be officially crowned champions of the 2023-24 Ghana Premier League when they play host to Accra Lions on Sunday.

The Timber giants will improve to a final point of 62 if they beat the visitors at the Nsenkyire Arena to clinch their first ever Ghana Premier League crown.

The champions elect have managed to accumulate 58 points from 33 matches, having won 2 and suffered 3 defeats in their last 5 outings.

They are the best home performers in this campaign after recording 15 wins and 1 defeat in 16 appearances, scoring 31 and conceding 6 goals.

Accra Lions are currently second on the league table with 51 accumulated points after 33 matches, having won 2, drawn 2 and suffered 1 defeat in their last 5 encounters.

Lions are ranked as the 3rd best away side in this campaign after recording 3 wins, 8 draws and 5 defeats in 16 appearances, scoring 13 and conceding 21.

FC Samartex 1996 have played Accra Lions once at home in the league after joining the Premiership in the 2022/23 season.

FC Samartex 1996 have scored the most goals in the league this season (43) while Accra Lions are the 5th club with the most number of goals (37).

Richmond Nkrumah, Randy Forson, Emmanuel Keyekeh, Samuel Tetteh Mensah, Emmanuel Adu Siaw, Baba Musa, Emmanuel Boakye Owusu, Desmond Gyabeng, Kwesi Ofosu, James Sewornu, Emmanuel Mamah, Dauda Yussif Seidu, Isaac Afful, Michael Epshon and Ebenezer Ocran could all be available for the Timber Giants on Sunday.

Accra Lions can count on Mohammed Yahaya, Dominic Amponsah, Daniel Awuni, Blessing Dankwah, Ali Mohammed, Remember Adomako Boateng, Musa Hamzata, Sadat Seidu, David Oduro, Shawkan Mohammed, Issah Hussein and Bernard Kesse.