Elmina Sharks will be expected to show form and class as they clash with Dansoman-based Liberty Professionals in the ninth week fixture in the Ghana Premier League (GPL) on Saturday.
The Fearsome Sharks will return to the Nduom Sports Stadium on the heels of an excellent start in their debut season which has catapulted them to 5th place with 12 points ahead of defending champions, Wa All Stars, and seasoned favourites, Accra Hearts of Oak.
Though Liberty Professionals have not enjoyed a comfortable start to the league with just 10 points from 8 matches, they will surely be hoping to cause an upset in Elmina which is fast becoming a fortress for the Sharks.
Liberty Professionals made light work of Elmina Sharks by recording an emphatic 3-0 win to book a place in the semi-finals of MTN FA CUP last season through striker, Felix Addo, who has since joined the Fearsome Sharks in a three-year deal.
Former Liberty Professionals midfielder, Ebo Mends, will also play an integral part in Coach Kobina Ammisah’s side as they seek to record another victory at home after an emphatic victory against AshGold before the league goes on break a fortnight ago.
In Kumasi, Kotoko will be aiming to return to winning ways when they take on Inter-Allies at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium following their 1-0 loss to sworn rivals, Hearts of Oak.
After a protest against a penalty awarded to the Phobians was overruled by the Match Review Committee of the GFA, the Porcupine Warriors will be expected to direct their arsenals against the ‘Eleven is To One Boy’s in their attempt to seal top spot on the league table.
Asante Kotoko coach, Zdravko Lugarusic, has already made his intention known to players in midweek and nothing short of a win will be entertained by the ex-parte who is returning to Ghana after taking a break after their disappointing loss in Accra.
All eyes will be focused on Wa-based referee, Nuhu Limann, after being appointed as the referee for the weekend’s top-liner between Berekum Chelsea and Hearts of Oak at the Golden City Park.
The peasant farmer who will be assisted by Alhassan Badiu and Ibrahim Badiu are expected to calm the waters after a very muddled week was endured by referee Samuel Sukah who was adjudged to have officiated a match in favour of the Phobians.
League leaders, Aduana Stars, will also encounter what can be a described as one of the toughest meetings on Sunday when they welcome defending league champions, Wa All Stars, in Dormaa while distressed Accra Great Olympics will welcome Cape Coast Ebusua Dwarfs in a very tricky duel in Accra.
Bechem United will face off with West African football Academy (WAFA) at the Nana Gyeabour’s Park in Bechem while AshGold are expected to seek redemption at the hands of Bolga All Stars at the Len Clay Stadium in Obuasi.
A minute silence will be observed across all 7 league centres this weekend in honour of the demise of veteran coach, Herbert Addo.
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