GPL Preview: Heart of Lions vs Liberty Professionals


by Thomas Freeman Yeboah
Ghana Premier League resumes in the second round with a major boost to the 16 clubs, following the new sponsorship deal from First Capital Plus Bank as the headline sponsor of the league.

Kpando Heart of Lions will start the second round on a very good note after the club’s takeover by Randy Abbey, an Executive Committee member of the GFA. The club finished the second round lying fourth on the league table as a major improvement over last season’s performance at this time.

The Kpando lads will count on the experience of Edmund Owusu Ansah and Samuel Yeboah, a former league top scorer, who is now the top scorer of the club in the league, with 5 goals.

Liberty Professional will enter into this game with much confidence, having beaten Lions on the last day of the league and running away from Kpando with a draw last season.

The return of Kennedy Ashia, who who excelled in the league last season, should be a major boost.  Michael Appiah is Liberty’s top scorer in the league with three goals.

 
Match facts
Head to head
-These two clubs have met in the premier league for 21 times

-Heart of Lions with 5 wins against 10 wins for Liberty Professionals

– They have met 10 times at Kpando, with Lions winning on 5 occasions and Liberty taking home a win, which came in the 2008/09 season.

Last five matches between the two sides
2013/14
Round 15
Liberty Professionals            1-0 Heart of Lions

 
2012/13
Round 4 [Oct 24]
Heart of Lions        1-1 Liberty Professionals
Round 27 [May 19]
Liberty Professionals 3-1 Heart of Lions
 
2011/12
Round 7 (20 th November, 2011)
Heart of Lions        1-1 Liberty Professionals
Round 24 (April 14, 2012)
Liberty Professionals 3-1 Heart of Lions
Note: Liberty is unbeaten in their last 5 games against Heart of Lions

 
Form in the league prior to this meeting
Heart of Lions (Last 5 matches in the league)

Round 11-Heart of Lions 0-1 Sekondi Hasaacas FC
Round 12-Bechem United FC 3-2 Heart of Lions
Round 13-Heart of Lions 3-0 Berekum Chelsea
Round 14-Wa All Stars        2-3 Heart of Lions
Round 15-Liberty Professionals          1-0 Heart of Lions

Note: Lions have won 2 and lost 3 in their last 5 premier league matches

 
Liberty Professionals (Last 5 matches in the league)

Round 11-Liberty Professionals          0-1 Inter-Allies FC

Round 12-Sekondi Hasaacas FC         3-1 Liberty Professionals

Round 13-Liberty Professionals 2-1 Bechem United
Round 14-Berekum Chelsea 1-0 Liberty Professionals

Round 15-Liberty Professionals          1-0 Heart of Lions

Note: Liberty Professionals has won 2 and lost 3 of their last 5 premier league games.

 
Other match facts
Kpando Hearts of Lions played in 7 homes in the first round, won 4, drew 2 and lost 1

Liberty played 7 away matches won 1, drew 1 and lost 5

 
 
 
 

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