Premiership preview

13 years ago

The Premier League is back and after a short break to make way for the international calendar, the midweek pairings offers the perfect attraction to get the league off once again.

Much is on the line as clubs seek to maintain and improve their opening day results in tomorrow’s match-day-2 fixtures involving fourteen sides. Eleven Wise and Gamba All Blacks cleared their second match fixture on Monday, with the newly promoted Sekondi side winning 2-1 over the Black Magicians.

Two games – Accra and Kumasi matches - would kick off late at 16:00GMT (4:00PM local time) while the other five games start at 15:00GMT (3:00pm local time).

Wa All Stars would love nothing more than claiming all three points at home when they play their first game at the Wa Park. The Blues would at home to Liberty Professionals.

Cecil Jones Attuquayefio’s side after losing their opening game at home would expect an improved performance from his players who have to turn around their fortunes beginning with this game.

The Coronation Park would host the league’s first match-up between two debutants, Chelsea and Sporting Mirren.

Chelsea, after beating Liberty in the opening match of the season will attempt to add another Accra side, Mirren, to their list of vanquished sides.

Heart of Lions boss, Francis Oti Akenteng will try to lift the deflated morale in his camp after losing on match-day-1 when they play Kessben FC at home in Kpando.

But Lions would not find Kessben an easy side despite playing at home.

Real Tamale United would need to pick up the pieces at the Tamale Sports Stadium after suffering a heavy defeat - beaten 1-4 by AshantiGold - in their first match that has seen them slump to the bottom of the table.

RTU, who host Sekondi Hasaacas will be needing a win to erase their poor start.

Tema Youth would be looking to claim a win at the Tema Park when they play King Faisal. Both sides have a point each but would try to cancel out each other.

The big games on the fixture pile which would attract much attention are the games in Kumasi and Accra, which kicks off at 16:00GMT (4:00PM local time).

The Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi is the venue for the game of the season so far, as Asante Kotoko welcome AshantiGold.

Champions, Kotoko trail their opponents by two points on the table and they would be trying to hit their stride when they play the Miners.

Both sides played out a friendly over the weekend which the Miners won but Wednesday’s game is not expected to follow the same format.

After a shaky start, Kotoko will be looking at halting the impressive start by their regional rivals, who cruised to the top of the table on match-day-1.

But if Kotoko struggled in their opening game, their main rivals, Hearts of Oak got off to a winning start but their form would be tested at the Ohene Djan Stadium.

The Phobians would be up against Berekum Arsenals. Both sides won their first league games and a slip up would certainly be avoided as Kosta Papic rallies his Phobians boys to build on their winning start while Paa Kwesi Fabian directs his Gunners to strike at for the three points.