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Nations FC clash with Asante Kotoko on Sunday

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Asante Kotoko will trek to Abrankese as guests of Nations FC at the Dr. Kwame Kyei Sports Complex on Sunday.

The first ever Premier League clash headlines fixtures for Matchday six of betPawa Premier League.

Nations FC have won one, lost two and drawn one - with their only win coming against FC Samartex at home. 

 The new boys are 14th in the Premier league table with four points and are winless in their last two games.

They go into the match against an Asante Kotoko side that seem to have discovered their winning formula under Dr. Prosper Narteh-Ogum.

The Porcupines have won two consecutive games after their lackluster start to the season. The Reds have also drawn two, won two and lost one in their last five matches and sit in 5th place with 8 points after 5 matchdays.

Asante Kotoko have played 7 times against  newly promoted sides on the road since 2021/22 and have won 3 games with 1 defeat and 3 draws coming of  9 goals scored and 6 conceded.

Coach Kasim Mingle Ocansey’s Nations FC have not been overly impressive at home following one win and one draw against FC Samartex and Legon Cities respectively.

Emmanuel Agyemang, Barimah Baah, Razak Simpson, Kwame Boakye, Emmanuel Boahene, Victor Oduro, Prince Acquah and Amidou Diarra are some of the notable names in the side who are likely to start on Sunday.

Kalo Ouattara has shrugged off the early season struggles to score two goals in his last two games to give Asante Kotoko all the spoils. Kalo netted in added time to give Kotoko the points against Accra Lions before his towering header gave them a 1-0 win over Aduana FC in Kumasi.

Dr. Prosper Narteh-Ogum will heavily rely on the likes of Augustine Agyapong, Yussif Nurudeen Mohammed, Sherif Mohammed,  Richmond Lamptey and Enock Morrison for a third successive victory. 

The game will be broadcast live on StarTimes Adepa channel 247 at 3pm on Sunday, October 22,2023. 

Elsewhere at the Aliu Mahama Stadium, Karela United will face returnees Bofoakwa Tano at 3pm. 

Bofoakwa Tano have kept four clean sheets in the league with two wins and three draws since their return to the League. The Sunyani based club are yet to concede a goal in their first two away fixtures after drawing 0-0 against Great Olympics and 0-0 against Heart of Lions at the Sogakope Park.

Karela United have won one and drawn one at home and sit in 11th place with 5 points whiles Bofoakwa Tano occupied the 3rd spot in the standings with 9 points. 

                                                                                                               

MTN FA Cup Dreams FC will battle League champions Medeama SC at the Theatre  of Dreams.

Medeama SC are back from their trip to the United State of America where they played DC United on Saturday, October 14,2023.

The team arrived in Ghana on Monday to focus on their title defense as they have two more games to play aside the Dreams FC clash.

Dreams FC are 12th in the league table with 5 points having won one, lost two and drawn two as Medeama SC sit 16th with two outstanding games to play. 

In Dormaa, Aduana FC will battle league leaders Accra Great Olympics at the Nana Agyemang Badu Park.

Nsoatreman FC will host Legon Cities at the Nana Koramansah Sports Complex. 

Finally, Bechem United will do battle with Berekum Chelsea at the Nana Fosu Gyeabour Park. 

Bechem United suffered a 2-1 home loss to Medeama SC on Matchday after throwing away an early lead to surrender a 15-game unbeaten run.

Bechem United have won one, lost three and drawn one of their first five matches in the league and sit in 18th place with 4 points. 

Berekum Chelsea have also won two games in the league with both wins coming at home against Bibiani Gold Stars and Nations FC. But their away form leaves much to be desired after losing their first two games on the road against Karela United (3-1) and 1-0 against Aduana FC.

Bechem United have won 2 of their last three meetings at home against Berekum Chelsea with one ending in a draw – 2020/21 Bechem United 2-0 Berekum Chelsea, 2021/22 Bechem United 1-1 Berekum Chelsea, 2022/23 Bechem United 2-0 Berekum Chelsea.

Cephas Kofi Mantey, Augustine Okrah, Isaiah Nyarko, Francis Twene, Samuel Osei Kuffuor, Gabriel Yapy Tenlep and Abdul Karim are all available to start for BechemUnited as Berekum Chelsea aim to end their miserable away form with the likes of Edwin Kuffuor Asamoah, Zackaria Fuseini, Yaw Dankwah, Lord Amoah and Collins Ameyaw.

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