Sunday, May 10, 2009

Matchday Pass: Ghana

Today's fixtures
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

Featured preview
Kotoko - Kessben

Venue: Baba Yara Stadium, Kumasi

Kotoko would be looking decidedly deadly today as they face Kessben. It's a local derby. This week 17 game would be heated if the pre-match hype is anything to go on. A loss for Kotoko would further kill their spirit in their bid to make an impact in this year's league. It already looks' Hearts' for the taking.

Kotoko was hit hard last Sunday when they were beaten 2-1 by All Blacks. That loss brought to six the number of matches the Porcupine Warriors had lost so far since the start of the season. 'Opeele' Boateng has maintained that in spite of the dismal performance of his team, all isn't lost and that Kotoko is 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.