Saturday, May 09, 2009

Matchday Pass: Ghana (Life goes on...)

Well life and goes on and while we commemorate the May 9 disaster, a relegation battle would be taking place soon in Sekondi as Sporting Mirren visit Hasaacas. Here's what the table looks like at the moment:

1. Hearts of Oak
2. King Faisal
3. Heart of Lions
4. Asante Kotoko
5. Bechem Chelsea
6. Eleven Wise
14. Real Tamale United
15. AshGold
16. Sporting Mirren

Tomorrow, May 10, should see Kotoko try to make amends in the Glo Premier League as they pitch their strength against Kessben. That's a local derby - mind you - at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium. The 17th week fixture promises to be heated in all respects against the backdrop of the fact that a loss for Kotoko would further dampen the morale of the Porcupines in their bid to make an impact in this year's league.

Kotoko was dealt a big blow last Sunday when they were beaten 2-1 by Gamba All Blacks in their 16th week encounter. That loss brought to six the number of matches the Porcupine Warriors had lost so far since the start of the league. The embattled Isaac 'Opeele' Boateng has insisted that in spite of the dismal performance of his team, all was not lost and that Kotoko was determined to come back strongly.

He appealed to the supporters not to sabotage the team when the going gets tough but continue to rally behind them to achieve the needed results. The two teams are not faring all that well on the league table with Kotoko lying in fourth with 24 points whilst Kessben lie ninth with 22 points.

Don't forget that in their first leg meeting, Kessben pipped Kotoko 1-0 at the Anane Boateng Stadium at Abrankese and would be looking forward to get a double.

In other games
Liberty v Hearts of Oak
Chelsea v AshGold
All Stars v Faisal
RTU v All Blacks
Kotoko v Kessben FC
Tema Youth v Arsenals
Arsenals v Heart of Lions