Can Lions roar against Ashgold
Accra, Feb 12, GNA – High-flying Kpando Heart of Lions will
offer Obuasi Ashantigold their second major test in 72 hours
when the two sides clash in the 22nd week of the Onetouch
Premier League on Wednesday, February 14, at the Kpando
The Miners completed a continental double over Renacimiento
of Equatorial Guinea last Sunday and look set to replicate
the performance to chalk a similar feat on the Kpando lads.
However in the current Lions side who are yet to lose at
home in their last five games, the Miners have been
presented with a tall mountain to climb.
Lions, on 35 points, two adrift of their guests, declared
their quest of participating in next season’s continental
championships and are keen on annexing the three points to
keep that dream alive.
Coach Hans Van der Plyum and his charges will also hope to
avenge the painful lone goal defeat suffered at the hands of
the “Miners”, one of their away defeats incurred during the
The Dutchman will be relying on the potency of returnee
striker Sadat Bukari and partner Eric Bekoe to provide the
kill for the maximum points.
Whilst Sadat and Bekoe keep the front line alive, the likes
of captain Obed Ansah, Abraham Annan, Joseph Jackson, Eric
Adjei and Wisdom Agblexo are expected to live up to the
billing to maintain the clean sheet during the second round.
His opposite number, David Duncan is confident of breaking
the recent home invincibility at the Kpando Park and is
counting on his youthful cum experiencef side to achieve
The onus therefore lies on Alhaji Sannie Mohammed, David
Telfer, Anthony Baffoe and Alfred Arthur among others to
give the “Miners” their first away win in the second round.
For fans of both sides, they cannot expect a better
Valentine present than the three points, which will boost
their standings on the league.
At the Golden City Park, Berekum Arsenal look set to dash
the hopes of “Wonder Club” Accra Great Olympics, who have
openly declared their intentions of breaking the home
invincibility of their hosts.
Continental debutants, Tema Youth will trek to Swedru as
guests of Gamba All Blacks just as the Gomoa Fetteh
Feyenoord trip to the Dansoman Carl Reindorf Park as guests
of Liberty Professionals.
With their Champions league campaign cut short in Gambia
last Sunday, Kumasi Asante Kotoko are poised to sacrifice
Tano Bofoakwa at the Robert Mensah Sports Stadium in Cape
Coast whilst Kumasi King Faisal and Tema Real Sportive sort
things out at the Sunyani Coronation Park.
The Ho Sports stadium will host the battle between two
relegation threatened clubs, Power FC and Real Tamale United
On Thursday, Accra Hearts of Oak will baptize Sekondi
Hasaacas at their new adopted home grounds, the Dansoman
Carl Reindorf Park to maintain their lead at the summit of