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Preview: Kotoko, Hearts set for Super Clash on Sat

8 years ago

The biggest match in Ghanaian club football will come off once again this weekend with Asante Kotoko taking on arch rivals Hearts of Oak at the Baba Yara Stadium on Saturday.

Emotions are always high and fans are passionate when the two sides meet in a competitive match.

The build up to the game has been low key especially because the two sides are yet to find their rhythm in the First Capital Plus Premier League with the defending Champions lying 5th on the League table whiles the Phobians are ranked 13th after five matches.

Nonetheless, as the Ghana prepares to win its 5th AFCON trophy in the final on Sunday, the attention of most football fans in the country will be at the Babayara stadium on Saturday to see if Hearts can return to winning ways against their rivals or if the Champions will add to the woes of Coach Herbert Addo’s side.

Heart’s striker Gilbert Fiamenyo who is currently leading the top scorer chart will hope to continue his impressive scoring record this season but will have to find a way to get pass Kotoko’s central defensive duo of Abeiku Ainooson and Amos Frimpong.

The Porcupine warriors will be boosted with the return of top marksman Ahmed Toure, who missed their midweek game due to illness as Jordan Opoku also returns to the side.

Heart of Oaks have scored six and conceded eight this season whiles their opponents have scored five and conceded three goals.

Whiles most the attention will be at the Baba Yara Stadium, another game that will generate lots of interest on Saturday will be the clash between Great Olympics and Hasaacas at the Accra Stadium.

With some of the most passionate fans in Ghana, the two sides are set to produce an entertaining game though Olympics are currently bottom of the League table with Hasaacas two points behind leaders AshGold.

At the Obusai Len Clay stadium, Wa Allstars who held Kotoko at the Wa Park to a goalless draw will face New Edubaise United.

Edubiase will be hoping to secure a win that can help them escape from the relegation zone whiles All Stars are also targeting a return into the Top four.

Ash Gold will have their lead tested when they play away to mid-table Liberty Professionals in their Match day 6 game at the Dansoman Carl Reindoff Park.

Aduana Stars who slipped to third after their defeat last weekend will hope to return to winning ways when they take on B.A. United at the Agyeman Badu Park in a Brong Ahafo derby.

After ending AshGold’s unbeaten run last weekend, Medeama SC will be expecting to record another home win when they take on fourth placed Berekum Chelsea.

There will be another mid-table clash at the Kpando Park when Heart of Lions welcome Inter Allies in a game that both team will be battling for the three maximum points to move them up the log.

Tenth placed Bechem United will also be at home as they face WAFA.

The game comes days after WAFA their first win of the season and will be expecting to secure a vital away win in Bechem to help their quest to stay in the topflight.