Ghana Premier League leader Asante Kotoko after a disappointing back to back defeats returned to winning ways after beating West Africa Football Academy at Redbull Arena for the first time in our history
With only seven matches to end the season, every game now is a must-win, and Prosper Ogum and his charges know this as they host struggling Aduana stars at the Babayara sports stadium on Sunday afternoon knowing a win will get us closer to the league title.
After a disappointment in front of our fans in our last home game, where we got beaten by Legon Cities, training this week has been intense as our Porcupine warriors will seek to give us something to cheer about at Babayara tomorrow
Aduana Stars have endured a difficult period in the last few weeks, the Ogya boys after beaten Hearts of oak at Dormaa in March, are without a win, they’ve gone seven matches in the process.
They will seek to upset Kotoko at the back of their last visit at the Babayara sports stadium where they defeated King Faisal by a lone goal.
Our technical team are aware of this and will map up a system and tactics to neutralize their threats and exploit their weaknesses to punish them.
ASANTE KOTOKO SC
• League leaders
• Technical Head: Prosper Ogum Nartey
• Captain: Ismael Ganiu Abdul
• TOP 4
• Head coach: Ben Zola
• Captain: Bright Adjei
Well-drilled and tactical supremacy has helped us from the start of the season, we are defeated in only four (4) games, seven (7) draws and sixteen (16) wins, we’ve scored thirty-nine (39) goals and conceded sixteen (16) goals the best in the league but we need to look at ourselves and up our game on all fronts to wrap up the league as soon as possible meanwhile Aduana stars have won eleven (11) games, eight (8) draws, and eight (8) defeats, they’ve scored thirty-one (31) and conceded twenty-three (23)
The injuries situation has been a serious threat to our title ambition but thankfully Ogum has been able to make the best out of the remaining players, we will go into this game without midfield maestro Justice Blay who might not play again this season after undergoing a successful surgery two weeks ago, talented winger, Isaac Oppong has been ruled out of the season months ago, Obviously, Andy Kumi who hasn’t kicked a ball this season is in contention after showing signs of top form at the training grounds, our Skipper Abdul Ganiu and Richmond Lamptey returned to training this week and will be assessed before the game if they are ready for the match our left full-back Imoro Ibrahim has served his suspension and is ready for the game meanwhile, Patrick Asmah won’t play any part after he got suspended last week for indiscipline, midfielder Richard Boadu has served his one match suspension and will be in contention whereas Augustine Agyapong is on the National team duties
The last time the two sides met, it ended in a 2-0 in our favor
HOW TO FOLLOW Asante Kotoko vs Aduana stars
This match will be broadcast live in Ghana and you can watch it on StartTimes.
As usual Asante Kotoko will build into the game and give you all the updates you looking forward to on our social media handles
The kick-off for the game is exactly 3:00 pm (local time) on Sunday.