The Accra Hearts of Oak versus Medeama SC tie headlines the fixtures for Matchday 8 of the betPawa Premier League. The League champions are gradually picking up the pieces after a steady start to the 2023/24 Premier League campaign. Medeama SC started the season with a 2-2 draw against Accra Lions at home – and continued with an impressive away win (2-1) over Bechem United before losing to Aduana FC and Dreams FC respectively. The mauve and yellows are now in 8th place with 10 points following back to back wins over Nations FC and FC Samartex 1996.
Hearts of Oak are enduring one of their worst starts to the Premier League in history after grabbing only six points and scoring only 2 goals in their six League matches.
The Phobians have won one and drawn two in three games at home – and picked only one point on the road after losing to Real Tamale United and Bofoakwa Tano and snatching a point from Bibaini against Gold Stars on Sunday.
Hearts of Oak are winless in the League since Sunday, September 24, (Matchday Two) when they pip Nsoatreman FC 1-0 at the Accra Sports stadium after the opening day defeat to Real Tamale United. The former African champions were battered 5-1 by Medeama SC last season and have to work off their socks to avoid a similar humiliation at home.
Medeama SC go into the game with loads of optimism having recovered from a slow start to the League – with two consecutive victories against Nations FC and FC Samartex in their last two outings.
Four points separate the sides – with Hearts of Oak sitting in the 16th spot with 6 points while Medeama SC find themselves in the middle belt with 10 points with one outstanding game each.
Elsewhere in Dormaa – resurgent Aduana FC will host unbeaten Bofoakwa Tano at Nana Agyemang Badu Park. Aduana FC are on a good run after winning three of their four games – including a come from behind win against Real Tamale United in Tamale – a win that catapulted them to the 2nd spot in the table with 12 points – one point behind leaders Nsoatreman FC. Two-time champions Aduana FC are unbeaten at home after picking victories over Medeama SC, Berekum Chelsea and Accra Great Olympics. The Ogya lads welcome a Bofoakwa Tano side that have yet to suffer defeat in the League following a remarkable start to the League. Aduana FC have a strong home record (3 wins from 3 games) as Bofoakwa Tano also boast of an unbeaten record in seven Premier League games.
The game is scheduled for 3pm kick off at the Nana Agyemang Badu Park on Wednesday, November 1, 2023.
Legon Cities will travel to Sameraboi to take on FC Samartex 1996, Dreams FC will square off with Berekum Chelsea at Dawu, while Karela United entertain Bibiani Gold Stars at Aliu Mahama stadium.
The Wednesday fixtures are as follows: