Soccer News of Tuesday, 16 August 2016
Log leaders Wa All Stars are determined to keep their top spot intact at Wa park on Wednesday when they host Hearts of Oak in the Ghana Premier League match week 25.
The Northern Blues saw their title ambitions dented on the road when they succumbed narrowly to reinvigorated Ebusua Dwarfs last Saturday at the Robert Mensah stadium.
Emmanuel Ocran couldn’t travel with the team to Cape Coast on Saturday.
He is expected back in the fold for league leaders against the Phobians in midweek.
Versatile defender Wahidu Mumuni remain sidelined with an injury he suffered about a month ago in the MTN FA Cup.
He is likely to return to the field before the season comes to an end.
Hearts of Oak failed to take advantage of Wa All Stars slump to go top of the league after they were held to a 1-1 stalemate at the Accra sports stadium last Saturday.
The Phobians need a win to revenge their 3-1 defeat to Wa All Stars in the first round with the intentions of claiming the summit of the table back after the midweek fixtures.
Eric Kumi and Richard Yamoah are set to miss the journey to the North through injuries.
They were missing last Saturday against the Citizens.
Centre back and captain Robin Gnagne is very doubtful for the decisive match in Wa after failing to recover from an injury which ruled him out of last Saturday’s draw.
Head to Head
Total matches played = 17
Wa All Stars wins = 9
Drawn matches = 3
Hearts of Oak wins = 5
*Wa All Stars have won just three of their last eight matches in the premier league.
(W3 D1 L4)
*Hearts of Oak have lost only one of their last ten fixtures in the premier league.
(W3 D6 L1)
*Wa All Stars are unbeaten at home in the premiership this season after twelve games.
(W9 D3 L0)
*Hearts of Oak have lost only one of their last fifteen away fixtures in the premier league.
(W6 D8 L1)
*Wa All Stars have lost just once at home to Hearts of Oak in the premier league after eight matches.
(W5 D2 L1)
*Hearts of Oak have managed only one win against Wa All Stars in their last seven meetings in the premier league.
(W1 D1 L5)
*Wa All Stars have allowed only one goal in their net at home in the premiership this season after twelve matches.
*The Phobians have kept five clean sheets in their twelve premier league away games this current campaign.