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Preview: Exciting lineup of matches as First Capit

9 years ago

The First Capital Plus Premier League returns this weekend with League leaders AshGold taking on New Edubiase in an Adansiman derby at the Obuasi Len Clay Stadium.

Playing as the home team, New Edubiase will be hoping to win their first game at their new adopted home grounds against the Miners.

Coach Anthony Commey’s side will also be motivated to go for another major victory after securing a 2-1 win over Hearts of Oak at the Accra Stadium.

However players and members of the technical staff of New Edubiase are said to recovering from the injuries they sustained after their bus was involved in an accident around Nkawkaw, with some of the players likely to feature in Sunday’s derby.

Ash Gold on the other hand will expect to count on their impressive record at their favorite Len Clay Stadium to maintain their lead on top of the League log.

There will also be a battle of the “Hearts” at the Kpando Stadium when Hearts of Lions welcome Hearts of Oak in their match day 8 fixture.

The last time the two sides met at the Kpando Stadium ended in a 1-1 draw but after their patchy start to the season, the Phobians will expect to secure the three points that will lift them from their current 12th position on the League table.

They will however have to battle the resilient Lions who are yet to concede a goal at their home grounds and a win could take Coach Yussif Abubakar’s team into the top four on the League table.

Second placed Aduana will welcome Allstars to their Agyemang Badu Park in a match that promises to be exciting.

After their brilliant start to the season Allstars have been quite inconsistent and Sunday’s game presents them a good opportunity to return to winning ways at a venue where they last won a game in 2013.

Bechem United’s hopes of moving out of the relegation zone will face a tough test on Sunday when they play as hosts against resurging Medeama SC.

Now sitting comfortably at sixth on the League table, Coach Tom Strand’s side will hope to record their third win in consecutive matches after their dramatic 3-2 victory over Great Olympics in their last game.

The Dansoman Carl Reindoff Stadium will see Liberty Professionals, 13th placed on the table engage 3rd placed Berekum Chelsea, who are pushing to move into the second position.

Asante Kotoko’s hopes of retaining their title may still be on but last season’s League Champions will have to put in extra effort if they are to move from their 10th position when WAFA visits at the Baba Yara Stadium on Sunday.

Two Clubs who find themselves at the bottom of the table, Great Olympics and BA will battle each other at Accra Stadium as they two sides hope to improve their standings.

Meanwhile, at the Essipong Stadium on Saturday, will hope to recover their defeat to BA United in their last game and hope to secure all three points when they welcome Inter Allies.

Inter Allies however are coming from a 2-0 win over second placed Aduana and that will boost their morale when they begin the match day 8 round of matches.