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Ghana Premier League Week 8 Preview

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The Premier League bounce back with exciting mid week fixtures. This is game week and 8 matches look set to be played on Wednesday, February 5th, whiles the other 1, the top liner of the week comes on on Thursday.

We analyze what may/can happen in all 9 fixtures:

BEREKUM CHELSEA VS KARELA UNITED (WEDNESDAY)

Berekum Chelsea recorded their first defeat of the season after a decent start of the campaign.They lost 2-1 to Bechem United at the Nana Gyeabour Park, Karela also comes with a sweet and comfortable win against Legon Cities over the weekend, their second victory of the season. Berekum Chelsea will be hoping to come into this game with their good old form whiles Karela also tries to avoid a defeat at the Golden City Park

Venue: Golden City Park, Berekum.

Kickoff time: 3pm

Match Officials: Referee: Gabriel Opoku Arhin Assistants: Halilu Alhassan and Ali Timuah Baah 4th Referee: Musah Mubarak Match Commissioner: Andrews Dery

Prediction: 2-0

EBUSUA DWARFS VS ADUANA STARS (WEDNESDAY)

Ebusua Dwarfs hold the poor recorded so far this season with 6 defeat in their 7 league games played so far.They come into this game with just one won game. Aduana Stars last weekend picked another 3 points at the Agyemang Badu Stadium. They come with 5 wins out of the 7 league games played so far with the other two being a draw n a loose respectively.Sharp shooter Yahya(Lukaku) Mohammed leads the goal scoring chart with 7 goals in the season and will look to add to his tally for the first time playing away from home.

Venue: Cape Coast Stadium

Kickoff time: 3pm

Match Officials: Referee: Eric Sefa Antwi Assistants: Kwasi Brobbey Acheampong and Paul Atimaka 4th Referee: Bismark Appiah Match Commissioner: Agyiri Barnor

Prediction: 0-2

ELEVEN WONDERS VS INTER ALLIES (WEDNESDAY)

Eleven Wonders for the first time this season picked a point away from home when they held Elmina Sharks to a 1 all draw, Inter Allies on the other hand thrashed Kumasi based King Faisal 4-2 in their last game. Dreams FC, the only team to have pick all 3 points at the Ohene Ameyaw park this season, Inter Allies have a poor run of form playing away from home this season and will like to end that record by shocking the Techiman based club, but it will be a difficult mission for Inter Allies to achieve

Venue: Ohene Ameyaw Park

Kickoff time: 3pm

Match Officials: Referee: Alphonso Atiapa Assistants: John Nyavor and Isaac Asante 4th Referee: Desmond Abbey Match Commissioner: Charles Darkwah

Prediction: 1-0

KING FAISAL VS GREAT OLYMPICS (WEDNESDAY)

Kumasi King Faisal will welcome Great Olympics to the Baba Yara Sports Stadium on Wednesday. King Faisal are the only team in the league yet to pick all 3 points in a game, they’ve so far lost 4 games and drawn 3 games. King Faisal holds the record for most goals conceded(15) in the league so far. The Accra based club, Olympics comes into this game with 2 wins, a draw and 4 defeats this season. Assistant Coach Seth Hoffman leads the team to Kumasi for today’s game after head coach Prince Koffie stepped down on Monday.

Venue: Baba Yara Sports Stadium

Kickoff time: 3pm

Match Officials: Referee: Patrick Okyere Assistants: Courage Kuedufi and Albert Adom Mensah 4th Referee: Clement Kwame Nkuah Match Commissioner: J.B. Yakubu

Prediction: 2-1

LEGON CITIES VS ELMINA SHARKS (WEDNESDAY)

Legon Cities looks set to give their fans another win today at the Accra Sports Stadium after being thrashed 3-0 last weekend at Tarkwa by Karela. It was the clubs 3rd defeat of the season. the last time they played at home, they recorded their first league victory of the season. Elmina Sharks, in their last three games has ended a 1 all draw.

Venue: Accra Sports Stadium

Kickoff time: 3pm

Match Officials: Referee: Christopher Asante Assistants: Paul Dosu and Isaac Opoku Antwi 4th Referee: Mahama Ewuntoma Match Commissioner: Oduro Nyarko

Prediction: 1-0

LIBERTY PROFESSIONALS VS DREAMS (WEDNESDAY)

Liberty professionals displayed yet another impressive performance away from home, they held league contenders Asante Kotoko to a 1-1 draw. Liberty have been good playing away from home. Dreams FC are finding things difficult at the moment after a good start to the campaign, they’ve lost 3 of their last 4 games with an immediate past lost to Accra Hearts of Oak. A bad record they’ll hope to change on Wednesday. Liberty will be playing the fixture at home away from home, the match will take place at The Theatre of Dreams in Dawu, which is home of Dreams FC. This comes in after Liberty Professionals were banned from using the Dansoman Carl Reindoff Park after gameweek 5’s fixture against Hearts of Oak.

Venue: Theatre of Dreams, Dawu.

Kickoff time: 3pm

Match Officials: Referee: Abdulai Ibrahim Assistants: Isaac Nyamekye and Alex Osam 4th Referee: Ali Musah Match Commissioner: Samuel Acheampong

Prediction: 1-2

MEDEAMA VS BECHEM UNITED (WEDNESDAY)

Medeama last weekend recorded their second defeat on the road and second defeat of the season. Medeama haven’t dropped points at the Akoon Park this season, they’ve so far beaten Hearts Of Oak, Asante Kotoko and Ashanti Gold at the ground. Bechem United last weekend ended the unbeaten run by Berekum Chelsea. Bechem United are yet to win a game away from home,they’ve managed to pick just a point away this season.

Venue: Akoon Park, Tarkwa.

Kickoff time: 3pm

Match Officials: Referee: Wiseman Ghansah Assistants: Balonguila Stephen and Richard Appiah 4th Referee: Phillip Atta Forson Match Commissioner: Felix Adjetey Sowah

Prediction: 3-1

WAFA VS ASANTE KOTOKO (WEDNESDAY)

WAFA will welcome Asante Kotoko to the Sogakope Stadium. WAFA last time out bounced back to winning ways after going 4 games without a win. The Academy(WAFA) boys will look to continue from where there finished last time out against Olympics in their 1 nil win. Asante Kotoko last weekend was saved by a late equalizer in the hands of Liberty Professionals at Kumasi after a difficult away win at Accra against their bitter rival Hearts of Oak. This game looks set to be an entertaining game for football loving fans across the country

Venue: Sogakope Stadium

Kickoff time: 3pm

Match Officials: Referee: Frederick Samena Assistants: Pascal Mawusi and David Addico 4th Referee: Selorm Kpormegbe Match Commissioner: Michael Ayeh

Prediction: 0-1

HEARTS OF OAK VS ASHANTI GOLD (THURSDAY)

The Phobians against the Miners is the big game for match week 8. Accra Hearts of Oak will welcome Obuasi Ashanti Gold to the Accra Sports Stadium for a Thursday night football. Hearts last weekend had a slim victory against Dreams FC in Dawu. The Phobians have lost 2 of the 3 games they’ve played at the venue this season, their only win came against Ebusua Dwarfs in gameweek 3. Ashanti Gold bounced back to winning ways on Sunday after loosing their top striker Shafiu Mumuni to Tunisian top giant Es Setif some weeks ago by beating Dwarfs by 1 goal to nil. The Accra based club is yet to win against Ashanti Gold since 2014

Venue: Accra Sports Stadium

Kickoff time: 7pm

Match Officials: Referee: Adaari Abdul Latif Assistants: Francis Bondzie and Ngindieye Thomas 4th Referee: Obed Kwagyan Dankwah Match Commissioner: William Gidiglo

Prediction: 2-1

By Richard Obeng Amponsah

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