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WAFA to test strength against improved Asante Kotoko Sunday - Preview

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Asante Kotoko made the headlines on Wednesday following a classy performance against Liberty Professionals at the Accra Sports stadium. Kotoko’s Brazilian import Fabio Gama was the star of the day as his mesmerizing skills wowed fans of the Porcupine Warriors in the 2-0 win over the scientific soccer lads. Gama was a delight to watch as he capped a fine display with two assists for the Reds.

On Sunday, they come up against WAFA at the Red Bull arena in Sogakope in a match day nine Ghana Premier League tie. On the evidence of their home form this season, the Academy boys remain the overwhelming favourites to win the game but giants Asante Kotoko cannot be written off completely.

The Sogakope-based side have won all but one of their home games this season. They seem to have a leaky defence, having conceded eight goals and one clean sheet – the 2-0 win against Berekum Chelsea in their four home matches.

Midfielder Augustine Boakye, who missed last week 1-0 defeat at Legon Cities, should be available for selection.

First choice goalkeeper Ferdinand Sabi Acquah came under a barrage of attacks after the game against Medeama SC as he was criticized for two of the goals scored by the mauves and yellows. He therefore lost his spot to Boliver Sarfo in the clash against Legon Cities but he could make a return to the starting XI for this clash.

After a shaky start to the season, Asante Kotoko seem to have come good in recent weeks following back-to-back victories against Dreams FC and Liberty professionals, interspaced with a hard earned draw (1-1) against Medeama SC in Tarkwa.

But the Porcupine Warriors have not won in Sogakope since WAFA returned to the Ghana top-flight.

Acting head coach Johnson Smith has been getting the best out of his players and remains optimistic of returning home unscathed.

This fixture will be broadcasted live on StarTimes Adepa channel 247 at 3pm on Sunday.