Premier League preview

13 years ago

It is crunch time in the Ghanaian football league as the emerging sides dominate the top of the table going into match-day-11 this weekend.

Though the identities of Hearts of Oak and Asante Kotoko still hover large over the premiership, the sudden rise of sides like Aduana, Kessben FC and Bechem Chelsea seem to be catching the attention of football fans.

With five matchdays remaining to end the first round, - beginning this weekend - clubs would be jostling for positions in the Glo Premier League.

Seven centres kick off at 15:00 GMT.

Having successful upstaged Kessben FC to the summit on the standings, Bechem Chelsea's reign at the top enters its first week with a visit to the Robert Mensah Stadium in Cape Coast this weekend.

Chelsea would the guest of Ebusua Dwarfs as they hope to cling on first position, having seen Kessben stay on top for eight weeks.

But the Bechem side's hopes could be short-lived as their opponents have what it takes to wreck their ambitions.

Kessben FC fresh from their home defeat to new leaders, Chelsea, travel to the Golden City Park where they would attempt to repair their dented image in a clash against Berekum Arsenals.

Three consecutive losses is what the story holds for 10th-placed, Asante Kotoko who go into Sunday's game at home against New Edubiase.

The game at the Baba Yara Stadium would mark Serbian coach, Bogdan Korak's league debut as he assumes the reins at Kotoko. It would also mark the return of the premiership's top scorer, Stephen Manu - on four goals - as he plays against his former club for the first time since he was discarded at the end of last season.

Hearts of Oak, who are smarting from their defeat to Liberty Professionals, engage newcomers Mighty Jets at the Ohene Djan Stadium.

However, Liberty buoyed on by the win over the Phobians take on Aduana Stars at the Carl Reindorf Park while All Stars welcome B.A. Stars to the Wa Park.

Bottom side, Real Tamale United would test the strengths of Heart of Lions at the Kpando Park.

The Len Clay Stadium would host the late kick off [18:15 GMT] clash between AshantiGold and King Faisal.