Winless Legon Cities battles free scoring WAFA Friday - Preview

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Legon Cities Football Club will on Friday square off against WAFA in a match day eight fixture at the Accra Sports stadium.

Coach Bashir Hayford’s side have yet to win a game in the ongoing League and currently sit at the foot of the table with three points following 3 drawn games against Berekum Chelsea, Medeama SC and Dreams FC.

The Royals, have lost four games in the League but put up an impressive showing against Liberty professionals on Sunday. Against the scientific soccer lads, they were hard done by their profligacy in front of goal in a one nil loss.

The return of Asamoah Gyan has yet to improved their fortunes as the former Ghana captain continues to stay on the sidelines due to injury.

Gyan has featured in only three games and his absence has impacted negatively on their scoring ability as they lack the cutting edge and the experience to punish opponents.

Legon Cities have scored only two goals in the League with both goals coming from spot kicks, meaning they are yet to score in open play.

They recruited Michael Ampadu, Jonah Attuquaye, Mathew Anim Cudjoe and Raphael Ocloo before the start of the season. But these players have yet to sparkle huffing and puffing in games. In defence, they concede easily and give away points cheaply.

Captain Fatau Dauda and his backline have kept only one clean sheet in the League and that needs to improve before Friday’s game against a free scoring WAFA side.

Legon Cities are chasing after their first win of the season to save their campaign. But how they can do that against WAFA remains unknown.

The Academy boys last Sunday scored five goals against an experienced Medeama SC side at the Red Bull arena at Sogakope, their highest score line this season.

They have scored 13 goals and conceded 10 in the ongoing season and currently occupy the third spot in the table with 13 points. Four goal hero Daniel Lomotey will be expected to lead the lines for WAFA against a Legon Cities side that is low in confidence, having picked only two points at home this season.

Goalkeeper Ferdinand Sabi Acquah,Lawrence Agyekum, Forson Amankwah, forward Augustine Boakye and Godwin Agbevor have been outstanding.

They have an impeccable record at home as they remain unbeaten in four home games in the 2020/21 season. But they also boast of an impressive away record losing one, drawing one and winning one in three games.

Last season, Legon Cities beat WAFA 4-1 at the Accra Sports Stadium before the league was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The game is scheduled for 6pm kick off at the Accra Sports stadium.