Big test for Hearts of Oak and Asante Kotoko, Can Olympics stop the enemy from invading their territory?: Gameweek 2 Preview

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After an enthralling pack of action in gameweek 1, the Premier league is here again with another pack of football matches.

The games this weekend promises to be more exciting, with the first match of the gameweek taking place on Friday afternoon at the Ohene Ameyaw Park between Eleven Wonders and Ebusua Dwarfs.

The biggest fixture of the gameweek will be at the Accra Sports Stadium when Hearts of Oak welcome AshantiGold. We take a look at all 9 fixtures:


Premier league football comes in early this weekend, Eleven Wonders will welcome Ebusua Dwarfs to the Ohene Ameyaw Park for a Friday afternoon fixture. Both teams come into this game having scored in the final 20 minutes of their first league game to pick up a point, but it is Eleven Wonders who will come into this game the most confident side. The Techiman based side last time out outclassed league favorites Asante Kotoko and were unfortunate to walk away with just a point. A repeat of last weekend’s performance will mean danger to Ebusua Dwarfs who are awful on the road in recent seasons. Dwarfs will go into the game without the services of Simon Martey, Mark Acquah and Albert Gaisie.

Match Trivia: Ebusua Dwarfs have picked just 5 points in their last 15 away premier league games (last 2 uncompleted seasons).

Venue: Ohene Ameyaw Park

Kickoff time: 3pm

Match Officials: Referee: Joshua Samadji Assistants: Alhassan Abdulai and Prosper Avinou 4th Referee: Maale Imgerde Ireme Match Commissioner: Andrew Dery

Match Prediction: 2-1


There’s no better place to be on Friday at 6pm either than behind your television when Great Olympics welcome Legon Cities to the Accra Sports Stadium for “Derby d’accra”. Who are the kings of Accra? Great Olympics will come into this game brimming with confidence after picking a historic point against Medeama in Tarkwa. Legon Cities will also come into the game hoping to make a huge statement after acquiring the services of Ghana’s all time scorer Asamoah Gyan, Jonah Attuquaye, Elvis Opoku, Baba Mahama, Nicholas Gyan and many others. Asamoah Gyan didn’t feature in the 1-1 draw against Berekum Chelsea, it remains unclear whether he will feature in this one.

Match Trivia: Great Olympics have never dropped points at home against Legon Cities in the league (4 games played, 4 wins).

Venue: Accra Sports Stadium

Kickoff time: 6pm

Match Officials: Referee: Ali Musah Assistants: Sintim Musah and Kenneth Tweneboah Kodua 4th Referee: Akudzi Martins Match Commissioner: G.T.K. Inkoom

Match Prediction: 1-1


Having picked up a point against Liberty Professionals in Dansoman, Bechem United will hope they can pick their first win of the season when they welcome WAFA to Bechem. WAFA were the only team to pick all 3 points in the first round of matches, beating King Faisal 4-3. A good result they’ll like to build on on Saturday. Bechem United are likely to have starman Prince Adu Kwabena back for this one. Atte Yousifou will also be available for WAFA after missing the first league game due to international assignment with the Togo national team.

Match Trivia: WAFA have won their last 3 games against Bechem United.

Venue: Nana Gyeabour Park

Kickoff time: 3pm

Match Officials: Referee: Mohammed Misbau Assistants: Francis B. Arthur and Kofi Nyarko Bakai 4th Referee: Aduntera Jacob Match Commissioner: Stephen Kpen

Prediction: 1-1


Dreams FC after an impressive summer that saw them bring in the likes of Joseph Esso, Agyenim Boateng, Solomon Twene and some few others will hope to make a huge statement on the field, something they failed to do against Inter Allies on Monday, but that wasn’t a bad result considering it was away from home. Dreams will also hope they can make Dawu a fortress for all Premier league sides this term. The Dawu based outfit failed to do so in the truncated season, winning just 2 games at the ground, with 1 of those wins coming against this weekend’s opponent, Medeama. If there’s any side that feel they’ve been unlucky in recent seasons, then it is Medeama. Moses Parker’s side have seen their hope of winning the league title dented by two unforeseen circumstances (Anas exposé and Covid-19), but will this year be their year? Well time will tell, and if that is going to happen, then they need to erase last weekend’s disappointment against Olympics from their memory and start picking maximum points.

Match Trivia: Dreams won just two home games in the truncated league season, one of those wins came against Medeama.

Venue: Theater of Dreams, Dawu

Kickoff time: 3pm

Match Officials: Referee: Bashiru Dauda Assistants: David Addico and Ato Yawson 4th Referee: Isaac Osei Match Commissioner: C.M. Atsatsa

Prediction: 1-1


After administrative reshuffling, the Porcupine Warriors were hoping to make a statement in their first game against Eleven Wonders, however, they failed to do so and were completely outclassed by Ignatius Osei-Fosu’s side. The reds will on Sunday hope they can turn things around at the Berekum Golden City park, but that won’t come easy against a side they’ve struggled to beat and a ground they’ve struggled to win at in recent years. Berekum Chelsea will come into the game under no pressure. The blues last weekend picked a point against Legon Cities and will aim at turning that into 3 points this time round. Kotoko will be without Augustine Okrah and Latif Anabila, whiles Fabio Gama will also be out due to fitness issues.

Match Trivia: Berekum Chelsea haven’t lost at home to Kotoko since 2010.

Venue: Berekum Golden City Park

Kickoff time: 3pm

Match Commissioner: Referee: Daniel Laryea Assistants: Kwesi Brobbey and Paul Atimaka 4th Referee: Alfaa Ba-Adey Match Commissioner: J.B. Yakubu

Prediction: 0-0


King Faisal will on Sunday welcome Aduana Stars to their adopted home, Obene Ameyaw Park. The Kumasi based outfit will be hoping to bounce back to victory after losing their first league game 4-3 to WAFA. Aduana Stars will as well be playing their first league game of the season after their previous game against Hearts of Oak was postponed due to COVID-19. Aduana Stars will be without Sam Adams.

Match Trivia: Both sides have met 8 times, Aduana has won 5 games, lost 2 and drawn 1.

Venue: Ohene Ameyaw Park

Kickoff time: 3pm

Match Officials: Referee: Wiseman Ghansah
Assistants: Ali Timuah Baah and Halilu Alhassan 4th Referee: Awurisa Andrews Match Commissioner: A. Annan Lomotey

Prediction: 1-2


Both Elmina Sharks and Liberty Professionals picked up disappointing results in their previous games. Elmina Sharks conceded a goal in the final 10 minutes of their 2-2 draw against Dwarfs, whiles Liberty missed numerous good opportunities and gave away a needless penalty in their 1-1 draw against Bechem United. Both sides will hope to put the disappointment of last weekend behind them and get the desired result in this gameweek. Elmina Sharks will have the likes of Benjamin Boateng, Daniel Obeng Crentsil, Benjamin Tweneboah and Alhaji Mustapha available for this game.

Match Trivia: Since joining the Premier league in 2017, Elmina Sharks are yet to lose to Liberty Professionals (including in the two truncated Premier league seasons)

Venue: Ndoum Sports Complex

Kickoff time: 3pm

Match Officials: Referee: Patrick Okyere Assistants: Kofi Kyei Andoh and Freeman Awuroo 4th Referee: Emmanuel Otoo Match Commissioner: Joseph Yeboah Acheampong

Prediction: 2-1


There’s a breath of fresh air in Karela’s camp, the team last weekend put up an amazing performance against Ashanti Gold in Obuasi. Despite not picking all 3 points, it was a different performance from a side that was horrendous in the truncated season. Inter Allies will also come into this game at the back of a disappointing performance against Dreams Fc, the side that scored goals for fun in the truncated premier league season failed to create clear cut chances on Monday. Maybe they are missing the services of Victorien Adebayor and Samuel Armah. And they’ll need to get the team going.

Match Trivia: Karela have played Inter Allies twice in the league and defeated them 2-1 in both games (both games came in the two truncated league seasons).

Venue: Crosby Awuah Memorial Park

Kickoff time: 3pm

Match Officials: Referee: Abdulai Ibrahim Assistants: Patrick Papale and Eric Ndebugri 4th Referee: Eric Owusu Prempeh Match Commissioner: Nana Opare Akufo

Prediction: 2-1


Surely the game of the weekend will be the game involving Hearts of Oak and AshantiGold at the Accra Sports Stadium. The Phobians will come into the game fully refreshed having seen their supposed first game of the season against Aduana Stars postponed due to covid-19. Whiles AshantiGold will come into the game the sharper side, having already played a game. Hearts of Oak will hope they can start their season on a high this time, whiles the Miners will hope they can put last weekend’s disappointing performance against Karela behind them and pick all three points. The Miners will go into this game without the services of Samed Ibrahim and Mark Agyekum.

Match Trivia: Hearts of Oak have won just 1 of their last 5 home games against AshantiGold, drawing 2 and losing 2.

Venue: Accra Sports Stadium

Kickoff time: 6pm

Match Officials: Referee: Clement K. Nkuah Assistants: Jasper Adenyo and Alhassan Abdul- Rawuf 4th Referee: Selorm Yaw Bless Match Commissioner: Mark Koduah Yeboah

Prediction: 1-0

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