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Leaders FC Samartex host Nations FC, Nsoatreman FC battle Hearts of Oak Sunday  

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Nsoatreman FC will take on former champions Accra Hearts of Oak at the Nana Konamansah Park on Sunday Hearts of Oak who have kept three clean sheets in the last three League games, go into the fixture on the back of a 3-0 win over Real Tamale United in Accra.

Nsoatreman FC sits in 3rd place in the League table with 30 points, having won 2 and suffered 3 defeats in their last 5 games. The Nsoatre lads have recorded 19 points, scored 9 and conceded 1 goal at home and are the side with the least number of goals conceded at home this season and ranks among the top 4 teams with most points accumulated at home.

Accra Hearts of Oak are 9th in the league table with 24 points after Matchday 18, having won 2, drawn 2 and lost 1 in their last 5 games.

The Phobians have not been clinical on the road after recording only 1 win – picked 5 draws and suffered 2 losses in the process – they scored 5 and conceded 7 goals in 7 away matches.

New coach Aboubakar Ouattara will hope to maintain his winning start after smashing three past Real Tamale United in his first game in charge.

Nsoatreman FC have played Accra Hearts of Oak once at home since the 2022/23 league season with Kwame Obeng Junior goal handing the Phobians the points in their first ever Premier League meeting.

Manaf Umar and Stephan Diyou are expected to start for Nsoatreman FC on Sunday. Manaf, a former Hearts of Oak player has been amazing for the Nsoatre based side in the ongoing campaign. Mohammed Abdul Rahaman, Bortey Acquaye, Morrison Anokye, Mohammed Issaka, Meider Kwabena, Philip Ofori, Samuel Kwabena Kusi and Emmanuel Amoah are all available for the game.

Hearts of Oak youngster Hamza Issah who scored a brace on Sunday to take his goal tally 8 is available for selection. The Phobians also have quality in the likes of Kofi Agbesimah, Salim Adams, Salifu Ibrahim, Cisse Kassim, Dennis Korsah, Linda Mtange, Otanga and Enock Asubonteng.

The game will be broadcast live on StarTimes Adepa channel 247

At the Golden City Park in Berekum, Chelsea will face Karela United. Berekum Chelsea are lying in 6th place after falling to Bibiani Gold Stars at DUN’S Park on Matchday 18. The Blues have accumulated 27 points, having won 2, drawn 1 and lost 2 of their last 5 games.

Berekum Chelsea have won 5, drawn 2, lost 1, scored 7 and conceded 2 goals in eight home matches.

Karela United moved to the 14th spot after a 2-0 win over Legon Cities last weekend. With 20 points, 2 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss in their last 5 league games, they look pretty good going into this fixture.

Karela United have managed to accumulate 5 points, scored 6 and conceded 12 goals on the road and are unbeaten in their last two games in all competitions.

Berekum Chelsea have played Karela United three times at home in the league since the 2020/21 league season, with Berekum Chelsea winning two and drawing one.  In the 2020/21 season Berekum Chelsea drew 1-1 with Karela United, beat the visitors 1-0 in 2021/22 season, 1-0 and pip them 1-0 in the 2022/23 season 1-0.

Elsewhere in Sogakope, Legon Cities will confront Accra Lions at the WAFA Park. Legon Cities who are 11th in the league table with 24 points, suffered a 2-0 loss to Karela United on Matchday 18 – they boast 3 wins and 2 defeats in their last 5 games.

The Royals have recorded 5 wins, 1 draw, 2 defeats – scored 11 and conceded 9 league goals with an accumulation of 16 points at home.

Accra Lions are 15th in the League log with 20 points having won 1, drawn 1 and suffered 3 defeats in their last 5 games.

Legon Cities have played Accra Lions twice at home in the league since the 2021/22 league season with Legon Cities winning one and losing one. In the 2021/22 season Legon Cities lost 0-1 at home to Accra Lions before winning 2-0 in the 2022/23 league season.

Youngster Kwabena Boateng who has banged in 5 league goals for the Royals is available for the game on Sunday. The likes of Frank Akoto, Amoah Amoah, Stephen Asare, Mohammed Inusah, Nicholas Mensah, Kamal Suraje, Albert Yeboah, Mohammed Alidu and Frank Antwi are also available.

Coach Ibrahim Tanko’s Accra Lions have Ali Mohammed, Dominic Nsobila, David Oduro, Shawkan Mohammed, Bernard Kesse, Musa Hamzata, Daniel Awuni, Frederick Asante and Remember Adomako Boateng ready for the battle.

At the Nsenkyire Sports Complex in Samreboi, leaders FC Samartex 1996 will lock horns with Nations FC. FC Samartex 1996 defeated Aduana FC 2-1 on Monday to keep hold of the top spot with 35 points - having won 4 and lost 1 in their last 5 games.

The Timber giants preserved a 100% winning record at home – having accumulated 24 points – scored 18 and conceded 2 league goals.

Nations FC were in red hot form before the break as they sit in 5th place with a game in hand.  The Abrankese side have picked up 27 points, having won 3, drawn 1 and lost 1 in their last 5 games and boasts of 6 points on the road. FC Samartex 1996 will be hosting Nations FC for the first time at home after losing the first round encounter 2-0 at the Dr Kwame Kyei Sports Complex.

Baba Hamadu Musa and Emmanuel Keyekeh who scored against Aduana FC are available for selection. The likes of Emmanuel Adu Siaw, Ebenezer Acquah, Gabriel Appiah, Emmanuel Mamah, Samuel Tetteh Mensah, Ebenezer Ocran, Evans Osei Wusu and Dauda Yussif Seidu are all fit for the clash.

Coach Ocansey Mingle also aim t field a strong side that include, Asamoah Boateng Afriyie (6 league goals), Emmanuel Boahene, Prince Acquah, Sadiq Alhassan, Barimah Baah, Kwame Boakye, Kwaku Duah, Abdul Karim, Bismarck Oppong, Razak Simpson, Nafiu Sulemana and Richard Danso.

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