Saturday, June 13, 2009

Apologies, Ghana's El Classico and the Glo Premier league rundown!

Nine games to wrap up the league and the weekend has the biggest game on the domestic footballing calendar coming up on Sunday.

Back from a fourteen-day break, the action in Glo Premier League continues to gather pace as the title race still remains open despite the leaders, Hearts of Oak have opened a nine-point game at the top.

But the Phobians’ hopes to seeing the title return to the capital, Accra would be tested as defending champions, Asante Kotoko visit the Ohene Djan Stadium to play their rivals in the biggest game of the weekend and the second round of the league.

Hearts hold out a thirteen-point gap ahead of their rivals, who after a tottering period to the start of the second round appear to have rediscovered their form under new coach, Herbert Addo.

The two sides will be meeting for the 47th time in Accra with Kotoko’s victory over Hearts at the Ohene Djan Stadium coming in 1993.

Despite the 16-year period of no wins, the Porcupine Warriors claim they are hopeful of ending their misery against the runaway leaders.

Hearts won the corresponding fixture in Kumasi and Papic is confident they can pick three points on Sunday too but expects the club's fans to create a magnificent atmosphere for their big game.

Aside the biggest match coming up in Accra, second-placed Heart of Lions take on Chelsea at the Kpando Park. Lions would be seeking to pile the pressure on Hearts with their hopes of another Champions League football on the cards.

AshantiGold’s impressive climb to safety would be further tested when they play away to King Faisal at the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi.

After two successive defeats, All Stars would seek to bounce back when they travel to the Sekondi Sports Stadium to Eleven Wise.

Tema Youth would at home to Real Tamale United while Arsenals play bottom side Sporting Mirren at the Golden City Park.

Gamba All Blacks and Hasaacas, both attempting to beat the drop would square off at the Swedru Park with Kessben FC taking on Liberty Professionals at the Anane Boateng Stadium.

Thanks to Obiri for the facts!