Ghana Premier League leaders Asante Kotoko will honor their matchday 28 fixture against underfire AshantiGold SC in what is likely to be a title-winning midweek fixture at Obuasi on Thursday afternoon. The Obuasi-based club has been demoted to the third-tier after they were found guilty of match-fixing in their matchday 34 fixture against Inter Allies football club.
Since their punishment will take effect at the beginning of next season, the Ghana FA has permitted them to honor their remaining matches
With just a point from our remaining games to win their 26th league title, The Porcupine Warriors will hope to add more misery to Ashgold by beating them to wrap up the trophy.
We’ve been very good on the road and Prosper Ogum and his charges will hope to continue like that with a good performance
Though they’ve appealed the verdict in an attempt to overturn their ruling, AshantiGold haven’t lost a match since the ruling with the players setting their sight on the goal king, it is clear that’s their target, to get Yaw Annor to snatch the goal king from Franck Mbella Etouga, who leads Annor with just one goal, all eyes will be on the two strikers tomorrow
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.
• TOP 4
• Head coach: coach Thomas Duah
• Captain: Osei Agyemang
ASANTE KOTOKO SC
• League leaders
• Technical Head: Prosper Ogum Nartey
• Captain: Ismael Ganiu Abdul
Well-drilled and tactical supremacy has helped us from the start of the season, we are defeated in only five (5) games, seven (8) draws, and sixteen (17) wins, we’ve scored forty (42) goals and conceded seventeen (18) 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 AshantiGold SC after 30 games, they’ve amassed forty-two (42) points, scoring forty-one (41) and conceding thirty-two (32) goals
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 some months ago, talented winger, Isaac Oppong has also been ruled out of the season months ago, Clinton Opoku, young goalkeeper Rauf are all out of the game, Yusif Mubarik and Stephen Amankona suffered some illness and couldn’t play against Medeama SC on Sunday, the doctors will pass a lateness test on them before the game, Mudasiru Salifu will miss the game through suspension, 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 returned to training this week and will be assessed before the game Patrick Asmah won’t play any part after he got suspended for the rest of the season for indiscipline, whereas Augustine Agyapong is on the National team duties
The last time the two sides met, it ended in a 3-1 in our favor
HOW TO FOLLOW Asante Kotoko vs Ashgold SC
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 Thursday.