Dormaa welcomes Asante Kotoko, a date for Hearts in Tarkwa, King Faisal search first league win: Gameweek 11 Preview

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The Premier League brings us another set of exciting fixtures once more. This time, we have midweek fixtures on our hands. 6 games will be played on Wednesday, with the remaining 3 scheduled for Thursday. The biggest fixture of this gameweek comes on in Dormaa, Aduana Stars will host Asante Kotoko.

We take a look at what to expect in all 9 games:

ADUANA STARS VS ASANTE KOTOKO (WEDNESDAY)

Aduana Stars will welcome Asante Kotoko to Dormaa as they hope to bounce back from Sunday’s 5-2 humiliation against Liberty Professionals. The Ogyaa boys are unbeaten in Dormaa this season, they’ve won 4 games and drawn 1. The draw came against Accra Hearts of Oak in a scoreless game. Aduana Stars haven’t lost at home since February 2016. Things may not be okay for Asante Kotoko when playing at home, but the Porcupine Warriors can boast of the best away record in the league. They’ve won a total of 10 points out of the available 15 points on the road, making them a menace to Aduana’s home record. Yahya Mohammed has so far scored 10 games in 10 games, 7 of those goals have come in Dormaa. Kotoko will have to keep him at bay if they want to walk away from Dormaa with a good result.

Match trivia: The last 3 meetings between the 2 sides has ended in stalemate.

Venue: Nana Agyemang Badu Stadium.

Kickoff time: 3pm.

Match OfficialsReferee: Alphonso Atiapah Assistants: Peter Dawsa and Kofi Kyei Andoh 4th Referee: Obed Kwegyah Danquah Match Commissioner: J.B Yakubu.

Prediction: 2-1.

ASHANTI GOLD VS DREAMS (WEDNESDAY)

League leaders Ashanti Gold will welcome Dreams to the Obuasi Len Clay Stadium. Ashanti Gold over the weekend picked up a valuable point in Kumasi against regional rivals Asante Kotoko. The miners have so far won 4 of their 5 games played at home, they’ve lost the other 1 which was against Berekum Chelsea in gameweek 5. Goals have been hard to come by lately for Ashanti Gold. Since the departure of Shafiu Mumuni, Ashanti Gold have scored just 2 times in 6 games. Ashanti Gold can boast of the best defense in the league, they’ve conceded just 2 goals and kept 8 clean sheets in 10 games. Dreams last time out also picked a valuable point in Sogakope in a scoreless game. The Dawu side have some far had a fairly okay season, they’ve won 4 of their games, lost 4 and drawn 2. Dreams will hope they can take inspiration from Sunday’s historic draw to sink Ashanti Gold. They’ll go into this game without Emmanuel Ocran who’s still sidelined, but will have Dantani Amadu back from suspension.

Match trivia: Ashanti Gold have conceded just 2 goals this season and kept 8 clean sheets.

Venue: Nana Agyemang Badu Park.

Kickoff time: 3pm.

Match OfficialsReferee: Wiseman Ghansah Assistants: Patrick Papala and Pascal Mawusi 4th Referee: Julian Nunoo Match Commissioner: Mik Amedior.

Prediction: 1-0.

ELEVEN WONDERS VS WAFA SC (WEDNESDAY)

WAFA will travel to Techiman to face Eleven Wonders on Wednesday. Eleven Wonders will come into the game brimming with confidence after picking back to back wins against Olympics and King Faisal, their win against King Faisal moved them out of the relegation zone. Eleven Wonders are solid at the Ohene Ameyaw Park, they’ve picked most of their points this season at the ground. 9 out of the 13 points they’ve won so far has come at the ground. They’ll hope to improve on that on Wednesday. WAFA last weekend failed to win at home once again. They’ve so far lost just a game, which is the least in the league, but they’ve drawn 6 out of the 10 games they’ve played so far. An awful record that needs addressing. WAFA are the only unbeaten side on the road, they’ve won 2 of the 5 away games and drawn 3. WAFA’s impressive away form and Eleven Wonders’s impressive home form makes Wednesday’s game an intriguing one.

Match trivia: WAFA are the only team yet to lose a match on the road.

Venue: Ohene Ameyaw Park.

Kickoff time: 3pm.

Match OfficialsReferee: Mohammed Misbaw Assistants: Paul Atimaka and Thomas Ngmindieye 4th Referee: Emmanuel Tampuri Match Commissioner: Andrew Derry.

Prediction: 1-1.

ELMINA SHARKS VS EBUSUA DWARFS (WEDNESDAY)

After winning just 1 of the first 8 games, it’s 2 wins in 2 for Elmina Sharks. Elmina Sharks last Sunday ended Medeama’s unbeaten run at the Akoon Park. Elmina Sharks are unbeaten at home, but they’ve drawn 4 of the games they’ve played at home. Sharks are unperturbed about the form of Benjamin Tweneboah who has failed to make a significant impact this season, Benjamin Boateng has stepped in to fill the big boots, the youngster has so far scored 6 goals. After recording 5 consecutive loses, Ebusua Dwarfs have lost just once in the last 5 games, they’ve won 3 and drawn 1. The impressive form has seen them move from the bottom to 16th, just a point behind 15th placed Legon Cities. They’ll hope that impressive form continues against another side that has been scintillating in recent weeks.

Match trivia: Elmina Sharks are unbeaten at home, whiles Ebusua Dwarfs are yet to win on the road.

Venue: Ndoum Sports Stadium.

Kickoff time: 3pm.

Match OfficialsReferee: Maxwell Hanson Assistants: David Addico and Bawa Haruna 4th Referee: Daniel Laryea Match Commissioner: James Adjei.

Prediction: 1-0.

INTER ALLIES VS MEDEAMA (WEDNESDAY)

Medeama will be hosted at the Accra Sports Stadium by the in form Inter Allies. Inter Allies are in fine form and have won 3 of their last 4 games. Inter Allies are the league’s top scorers with 17 goals, they’ve only failed to score twice in 10 games. Adebayor has scored 10 of Inter Allies’ 17 goals, he’s the league’s joint top scorer. Cleansheets are hard to come by for Inter Allies, they’ve prevented the opposition from scoring just once and have improved in midfield since Desmond Abuga was reinstated into the side. Medeama last weekend were shocked at home by Elmina Sharks. They conceded a late goal and consequently lost the match, the defeat was the first time they’ve dropped points at home this season. Medeama do not have the best of away records, they’ve lost 2 of their last 3 away games and drawn the other one.

Match trivia: Inter Allies have scored 17 goals this season, the most in the league.

Venue: Accra Sports Stadium.

Kickoff time: 3pm.

Match OfficialsReferee: Mahama Ewuntonmah Assistants: Alhassan Abdulai and Ali Timuah Baah 4th Referee: Rustum Senorgbe Match Commissioner: Oduro Nyarko.

Prediction: 1-1.

KARELA UNITED VS HEARTS OF OAK (WEDNESDAY)
Hearts of Oak and Karela will on Wednesday face off at the Akoon Park, Tarkwa. Karela sit in the relegation zone and are struggling to replicate the scintillating form they showed in the Normalization Special competition. Karela though are unbeaten at the Akoon Park since their 1-0 defeat to WAFA in game week One. They’ve since then won 2 games at the ground and drawn the other 2, the 2 wins includes the 3-0 humbling of Legon Cities in Gameweek 7. They’ll hope they can continue that impressive home form against the Phobians. Hearts of Oak are unbeaten in the league since losing to Asante Kotoko in game week 6, they’ve since then won 2 games and drawn 2. The Phobians are also unbeaten on the road since losing in game week 2 to Medeama. The Akoon Park holds bad memories for the Phobians. The last time they visited the ground, they lost by 3-0. A fate they’ll hope to avoid on Wednesday.

Match trivia: Karela haven’t won in their last 3 games.

Venue: Akoon Park, Tarkwa.

Kickoff time: 3pm.

Match OfficialsReferee: Bashiru Dauda Assistants: Emmanuel Dei and Seidu Dauda 4th Referee: Abdulai Ibrahim Match Commissioner: Felix Adjetey Sowah

Prediction: 1-2

GREAT OLYMPICS VS BEREKUM CHELSEA (THURSDAY)

Great Olympics will on Thursday welcome Berekum Chelsea to the Accra Sports Stadium. The home side last time out came from a goal down to draw against new City rivals Legon Cities. Olympics have lost their last 2 home games and will hope they can change that against Berekum Chelsea. Chelsea after having an impressive start to the league season are having a torrid time. After winning 4 of their first 5 league games, Berekum Chelsea have won just one of their last 5 league games, they’ve in the process lost 3 games. A bad form that is derailing what was meant to be a good season. The game against Great Olympics offers them a chance to turn around their form.

Match trivia: Both sides have won just once in their last 4 games.

Venue: Accra Sports Stadium.

Kickoff time: 3pm.

Match OfficialsReferee: Clement Kwame Nkuah Assistants: Mumuni Fuseini and Jasper Adenyo 4th Referee: Philip Arthur Forson Match Commissioner: Willian Gidiglo.

Prediction: 0-0.

KING FAISAL VS LEGON CITIES (THURSDAY)

King Faisal have had a horrendous start to the new season. They are yet to win a game in 10 attempts, they’ve so far lost 6 games and in the process conceded 22 goals, the most in the league. Although King Faisal are a free scoring side, they’ll have to start keeping clean sheets in order to start recording some wins. Alhaji Grusah’s side face problems off the pitch as well, they’ll have to play their home games away from their usual home ground, the Baba Yara Sports Stadium. The Stadium has been closed temporary in order to be renovated for Ghana’s independence celebrations. Legon Cities sit just a place above the relegation zone, the royals have had a good season so far off the pitch, but it has been a different story on the pitch. They won just 2 games all season and have been hit with series of injuries. The Royals will hope their impressive performance off the pitch will soon start to show on the pitch, they need to start winning games soon in order to avoid what will be shocking drop.

Match trivia: King Faisal are the only team yet to win a game this season. Every other team has at least 2.

Venue: Obuasi Len Clay Stadium.

Kickoff time: 3pm.

Match OfficialsReferee: Emmanuel Eshun Assistants: Sulemana Deen and Francis Bondzie Arthur 4th Referee: Charles Benle Bulu Match Commissioner: Augustine Asante.

Prediction: 2-1.

BECHEM UNITED VS LIBERTY PROFESSIONALS (THURSDAY)

Bechem United were unlucky once again to concede a late goal away from home. After conceding a late goal in the game against Medeama at the Akoon Park in match day 8, Bechem United conceded another late goal away from home against Hearts of Oak, making it 4 defeats in 5 away games. It has been a different story at home for Bechem United, they’ve won 4 of their 5 home games at home, the only game they failed to win ended in a draw against Ebusua Dwarfs. Liberty Professionals last time out picked an emphatic 5-2 victory against Aduana Stars in Dansoman. The Dansoman side can boast of one of the best away form in the league, they’ve won 8 points out of the available 15 points on the road. They are the team that ended WAFA’s long standing home unbeaten record. The Liberty youngsters are also starting to gel, Elvis Kyei Baffour, Abraham Wayo, Alhassan Mubarak etc. are starting to find their boots. Bechem United will have to be wary of this Liberty side.

Match trivia: Bechem United have dropped points at home just once this season, in a scoreless game against Dwarfs.

Venue: Nana Gyeabour Park.

Kickoff time: 3pm.

Match OfficialsReferee: Bismark Appiah Assistants: Isaac Opoku Antwi and Isaac Asante 4th Referee: Musah Mubarik Match Commissioner: Samuel Acheampong.

Prediction: 1-1.

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