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Kotoko Looking To Make It A Double Over Dreams FC On Sunday

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Asante Kotoko will face off with Dreams FC on Match Day 18 of the Ghana Premier League at the Baba Yara Sports stadium on Sunday. The League leaders snatched a point against rivals Hearts of Oak in their outstanding match on Sunday and go into the match buzzing with loads of confidence.

The Porcupine Warriors have lost only twice this term and lead the League table with 37 points – 7 points richer than second-placed Bechem United and 14 points ahead of Dreams FC.

Left-back Imoro Ibrahim is a doubt for Sunday’s game after picking up an injury against Hearts of Oak on Sunday as he was replaced by Patrick Asmah.

Captain Ismael Ganiyu, Mudasiru Salifu, Etouga Mbella, Richard Boadu, and the combative Justice Blay provide a possible selection headache for Head Coach Dr. Prosper Narteh Ogum. Etouga Mbella failed to score on Sunday but his goals have been extremely crucial for the forward march of Asante Kotoko in the League – scoring 11 goals in 15 matches to lead the Top scorer’s chart.

The Porcupine Warriors suffered a 2-1 loss to Elmina Sharks on Match Day 16 – their second defeat of the season to end their eight-match winning run – bringing to an end their longest winning run in two seasons.

Asante Kotoko are unbeaten in their last five home matches following victories against WAFA (1-0), AshantiGold (3-1), Medeama SC (1-0), and Great Olympics (2-0) scoring 7 goals and conceding 1 at the Baba Yara Sports stadium.

Dreams FC registered yet another important win on the road before the end of the first as Sylvester Simba’s first-half strike gave them a 1-0 win against Medeama SC at the Akoon Park at Tarkwa. The Still Believe lads parted ways with Vladislav Viric three weeks ago and replaced him with Abdul Karim Zito.

Dreams FC has been underwhelming away from home having recorded only two wins in 9 away matches in the first round. The Dawu lads lost three and drawn four on the road but their poor form against Asante Kotoko at the Baba Yara Stadium tilts things in favor of the League leaders.

Dreams FC has beaten Asante Kotoko only once in Kumasi – but has yet to win against the Porcupine Warriors three attempts away from home.

Richard Addae won the day for Dreams FC at the Baba Yara stadium in the Ghalca G8 tournament in 2018 but other attempts in 2015 (1-0) and 2021 (3-1) ended in favour of the Porcupine Warriors.

The match which is scheduled for 3 pm kick-off at the El Wak Sports stadium on Sunday, February 20, 2022, will broadcast live on StarTimes Adepa Chanel 247.

In other fixtures: Accra Great Olympics will host Real Tamale United at the Accra Sports stadium on Sunday. Two-time Champions Aduana FC will be at home against Karela United while Berekum Chelsea plays host to new boys Bibiani Gold Stars at the Golden City Park.

Former Champions AshantiGold SC who have endured an uninspiring campaign welcome, Eleven Wonders, to the Obuasi Len lay stadium on Sunday.

Elsewhere in Tarkwa – Medeama SC will clash with Bechem United at Akoon Park while bottom-placed Elmina Sharks locks horns with Accra Lions at the Nduom Sports complex at Elmina.

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About Samuel A. Boakye-Buckman

Samuel A. Boakye-Buckman (popularly known as Dada Oliseh) is a self-motivated young journalist with a passion for telling stories better with pictures. He is the founder, owner, editor, and bankroller of www.ghanasoccernews.org. He has a vast experience in the reporting of football-related activities in Ghana and beyond. A former employee of Hearts News (official mouthpiece of Accra Hearts of Oak), 90 minutes sports paper, National Sports Authority, Footballcrusader.com, sportscrusader.com, and ghanafootballnews.com, Samuel is one of the few energetic and self-motivated young journalist in Ghana with a large following on social media, especially Facebook (https://web.facebook.com/boakye.buckman.9). He is well known for his frequent updates from all over the country with pictures to match. He is also a correspondent for a few international websites, including CAF. In recent times, he has introduced, as part of his many talents, the live streaming of matches and football-related activities. He is also the originator and photographer of Dada Oliseh Photos. He lives in Accra Ghana.

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