Tamale City vs Steadfast FC derby headlines match day 12 fixtures in Zone One

3 years ago

Zone One leaders Steadfast FC have a stern test against rivals Tamale City on match day 12 of the National Division One League.

The derby which will take place at the Aliu Mahama stadium on Saturday will see two of the best teams in the Zone facing off. Steadfast FC moved to the top of the zone one table on Sunday following a 2-1 win against Young Apostles with Halibu Alhassan scoring a brace for the Tamale lads.

Steadfast FC share the top spot with Wamanafo Mighty Royals on 22 points but with superior goal difference. Black Satellites midfielder Issahaku Abdul Fatawu is expected to feature for them on Saturday, fresh from his heroics at the just ended Total U-20 Africa Cup of Nations in Mauritania.

The 16-year-old who was adjudged the overall best player of the tournament is a key figure in the team and would add a lot of bite to the side if he features.

Fatawu scored three goals for the club before joining his Black Satellites team mates for the AFCON tournament.

Another player who is stealing headlines in the Zone is 20-year-old Alhassan Siisu. Siisu has scored 7 goals in the ongoing campaign, making him one of the fearful strikers in the Zone.

Tamale City are two points adrift of the top, sitting in 6th place with 20 points from 11 games. They may not be rated as favourites, but have one of the best strike pair in the zone. Sam Otis (six goals) and Isaac Mensah (4 goals) have 10 goals between them, a deadly duo in zone one.

Second placed Wamanafo Mighty Royals have a date with Nsoatreman at the Coronation park in Sunyani. Thirds placed Real Tamale United will play B.A United at the Aliu Mahama stadium on Sunday. RTU have 21 points while B.A United sit in 9th place with 16 points.

Here is what to expect on Match day 12: