GPL Week 13 Preview: Kotoko-Olympics headline weekend’s fixtures

The Baba Yara Stadium will be the centre of attraction as Accra Great Olympics aim at exacerbating Kotoko woes

After their disappointing exit from the second preliminary round of the Caf Champions League, Asante Kotoko will resume their league duties with Accra Great Olympics being their week 13 opponents. The Porcupine Warriors recovered in mid-week by beating third tier side Birim DC United 5-2, but they know that was not enough to appease the fans. Last month, Olympics beat Kotoko 3-0 in a match meant to commemorate Ghana’s Independence Day. Kotoko coach David Duncan knows this match is a must-win against his former employers, but Richard Kingston and Godwin Attram, the former Black Stars player are bent on leading the Wonder Club to perform “wonders” against the Kumasi-based club.

Elsewhere at the Accra Stadium, Hearts of Oak have a huge score to settle with Wa All Stars. All Stars defeated the Phobians 3-0 in both home and away fixtures last season. In fact, it was embarrassing for the Hearts fraternity to have conceded six goals against their opponents in the 2013/2014 season. Maybe, Herbert Addo can lead his charges for a redemption mission, having guided them to kick out Senegalese side Olympique de Ngor in the Caf Confederations Cup second preliminary round.

Embattled Berekum Chelsea, who are still in fighting hard to recover their heavy points deduction, will be hosting Sekondi Hasacas, while Bechem United take on second placed Kpando Heart of Lions.

GPL player of the month, Nathaniel Asamoah is expected to lead the Medeama attack against Aduana Stars at the Tarkwa T and A Park.

WAFA have a date with BA United, while Liberty Professionals take on Edubaise FC at Carl Reindorf Park.

Leaders AshantiGold and Inter Allies will open the week 13 fixtures on Saturday at the Len Clay Stadium in Obuasi, before the bulk of the matches are honoured on Sunday.

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