Sunday match preview

13 years ago

The premiership would head into match-day-23 this weekend as the competition for the title, placings and survival gathers pace in the OneTouch Premier League.

All sixteen clubs would be action this weekend at eight match venues across the country.

Table toppers, Asante Kotoko, smarting from their midweek loss would need to ward off the threat of city rivals, King Faisal when the two teams clash in the Kumasi derby on Sunday.

The Porcupine Warriors having only managed a point in their last two league games with defeat to Real Tamale United in midweek, their second loss of the season showing a dip in form.

But the Reds who maintain a 9-point lead at the top would need to overcome their city rivals in what has been a fabulous campaign for Bashiru Hayford’s youthful side.

Second-placed Heart of Lions, who trail the leaders by nine points would attempt to clam the three points at their favourite Kpando Park where they host Tema Youth.

Real Tamale United, after their win over Asante Kotoko in midweek would seek to stay on the winning side when they play Liberty Professionals at the Tamale Sports Stadium.

Liberty, now lying third and chasing for the title have dropped some important points in their chase of the leaders and would have to win in Tamale to still keep their league dream on.

At the Wa Park, All Stars plays the improving AshantiGold side which has enjoyed a good run of form under former Ghana international, Mohammed Gargo, now coach of the Miners.

Berekum Arsenals would be at home at the Golden City Park where they battle Kessben FC.

The troubled season of the defending champions, Accra Hearts of Oak would be tested by Gamba All Blacks at the Ohene Djan Stadium as the Phobians continue to struggle in the league.

The struggles does not only end for the defending champions, but city rivals, Accra Great Olympics appear lost as they struggle to stay off the bottom of the table.

Great Olympics, are placed bottom of the table and have only 16 points to their credit from 22 games so far, would be at the port city in Tema to play Real Sportive, another side playing to avoid the drop.

At the El-Wak Stadium in Accra, the battle to avoid the relegation band continues as Zaytuna FC host Sekondi Hasaacas, with both sides seeking to escape the drop.