Can Kotoko make amends against
Accra, Jan 11, GNA – Fresh from three consecutive defeats in
the Onetouch Premier League, Kumasi Asante Kotoko will have
to put up an improved performance when they welcome Dansoman-based
Liberty Professionals in the 18th Week fixture at the Robert
Mensah Sports Stadium in Cape Coast on Sunday.
The defending league champions with no point in their last
three matches are faced with another stiff opposition in a
youthful Liberty side who are capable of deciding the
outcome of a match on any day.
Turkish coach, Telat Uzum whose tactics has recently come
under severe criticisms after the third successive defeat
last Wednesday, is expected to introduce some fresh limbs
into his set-up to record a vintage performance to put the
smiles back on the faces their ‘perplexed’ and vociferous
Knowing very well that another setback will be crucial to
Kotoko’s chances of retaining the League Cup, the Turk will
have to delve deep into his tactical machinery to make the
dream of grabbing all the three points become a reality.
All eyes will be on the back-to-batan diminutive midfielder,
Stephen Oduro, who will be expected to combine with the
likes of captain Edmund Owusu Ansah, Kobina Dodzie among
others to secure Kotoko their fist win this year.
Liberty’s asset in midfield which revolves around youngster
Emmanuel Allen, Kojo Asamoah and veteran Dan Yeboah will
definitely not be pushovers, as their confidence of
reversing the 2-1 home defeat during the first round remains
all high on their agenda to further dent the pride of the
From all indications, a draw looks possible taking into
consideration the form of the two sides.
At Berekum, Arsenal will host Tano Bofoakwa in a regional
derby which seems to favour the home side whilst Real Tamale
United (RTU) make a southwards trip to Swedru to face Gamba
Gomoa Fetteh Feyenoord will play as guest of Kpando Heart of
Lions at the Kpando Park while Kumasi King Faisal and
Sekondi Hasaacas will settle their scores at the Sunyani
Revelation of the season, Tema Youth, currently flying high
after their lone goal victory over Kotoko last Wednesday
will face a stiffer test when they clash against Ashantigold
at the Obuasi Len Clay Stadium.
Accra Great Olympics and Tema Real Sportive will square it
off at the Tema Park.
On Saturday, League leaders, Accra Hearts of Oak look set to
maintain their dominance on the first position as they
welcome bottom placed Power FC also at the Tema Park.