Weekend’s premiership preview

15 years ago

The Cape Classic showpiece tops the billing on match-day-15 as Kumasi Asante Kotoko and Accra Hearts of Oak play in Cape Coast to mark the end of the premiership’s first round.

Aside the Christmas festivities, football fans would have lots to cheer about as the premiership’s last set of matches ending the first round comes off this weekend.

Only one game was played on Saturday with seven other matches coming off on the eve of Christmas.

Great Olympics and Tema Youth sold out an entertaining pre-christmas fixture at the Ho sports stadium and shared the spoils at the end of 93 minutes of action.

Both sides settled for a goalless draw game.

Doubtless buoyed by their win over AshantiGold last weekend, Great Olympics made the early running but were faced with a rather determined Tema Youth side eager to pick a point.

The match-day-15 encounter happened to be last game before the first round of the premiership takes a two-week break after this weekend's round matches.

However, Tema Youth still have a game in hand against Hearts of Oak to be cleared next week Sunday.

The on Sunday, on the eve of Christmas, the biggest game on the soccer calendar comes up in Cape Coast.

Traditional rivals, Kumasi Asante Kotoko and Accra Hearts of Oak would renew their rivalry at the Robert Mensah stadium where the Porcupine Warriors play at home to the Phobians.

The game is the top liner for the weekend.

Both sides have restored the traditional dominance of the premiership after a dramatic run for the top two spots.

They have enjoyed the top positions of the standings in a show of their traditional force but the come up against each other in a battle for supremacy.

Officials of both sides have been talking up their team’s chances of winning on the day but as matches between both clubs lately turn out to be, a draw is certainly not ruled out of the equation.

The Phobians would be try to end new Kotoko coach, Telat Uzum’s six-game unbeaten run that has seem the Porcupine Warriors open a four-point gap even though Hearts of Oak have a game in hand.

In Sekondi, Hasaacas welcome AshantiGold who have earned a place for next year’s Champions League to the Gyandu park on match-day-15.

The Miners would be going into Sunday’s game hoping to avert a successive run of league defeats after losing at home for the first time during their last league game.

At the Carl Reindorff park in Dansoman, Liberty Professionals would be at home to Berekum Arsenals in another tough game.

Bofoakwa Tano welcome Heart of Lions to the Coronation park in Sunyani while Feyenoord Academy also take on Real Sportive at the Swedru park.

King Faisal would be away to Real Tamale United at the Kaladan park.

Bottom placed, Power FC would seek to win their second game this season and possibly move the log when they welcome Gamba All Blacks at the Ho sports stadium.