Premier league preview

13 years ago

Gradually, the season nears the halfway line with the emerging clubs hogging the top echelons of the table.

The same cannot be said of traditional giants, Asante Kotoko. A side which has lifted the title 21 times, one ahead of bitter rivals, Hearts of Oak, another established side also somehow yet to compete with the emerging forces as both lag behind going into match-day-13.

Kotoko would be at home this weekend when they welcome leaders, Bechem Chelsea to the Baba Yara Stadium.

For a club which has only managed just a single point from a maximum of 15 in their last five games, the story depicts a crisis period, one that many associated with the club would flatly deny.

However, the pressure continues to weigh on the Porcupine Warriors who are nine points behind Chelsea going into the weekend's clash. Though there's hope for Kotoko to win their first game in six matches, the leaders could yet still leave the grounds with the three points in the 18:15GMT kick off clash.

Champions Aduana Stars, who are in second position aim to keep the pressure at the top when they play AshantiGold at the Len Clay Stadium.

Kessben FC would be away to bottom side Real Tamale United at the Tamale Sports Stadium while All Stars welcome Ebusua Dwarfs to the Wa Park.

The Kpando clash between Heart of Lions and Hearts of Oak could go either way with both sides having failed to be consistent so far.

Mighty Jets would take on New Edubiase at the Ohene Djan Stadium with Liberty Professionals battling B.A. Stars at the Carl Reindorf Park in Dansoman.

Berekum Arsenals play King Faisal at the Golden City Park in the final game.