Statistics and preview: All Stars face Kotoko in midweek tussle


Head to head
-The Wa based side have beaten Kotoko just once at the Wa Park in 7 engagements (L3, D3 W1).

-The only win for All Stars at Wa came in December 2011 during the 2011-12 Ghana Premier league season through Samuel Azumah’s 33rd minute goal and this was also their first league victory over Kotoko.

-These sides have had 14 meetings, with Kotoko winning 9, losing 2 and drawing 5 against All Stars.

-The first league encounter between All Stars and Kotoko came in December 2007 and Jordan Opoku netted the only goal of the game at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium, however the midfielder will be missing this game.

-The league champions piped All Stars by a goal to nil at Wa, last season, however they lost the return encounter on a neutral grounds by 3 goals to 1 due to a home ban for violent conduct.

Current form and team news
Wa All Stars
-They are lying 4 on the league log with 7 points from 4 games, after having won 2, lost 1 and drawn 1.

-Stephen Nyarko is the leading top scorer for All Stars, with 2 goals.

-The Wa lads were undefeated in three games, but they lost the match day 4 to Liberty Professionals at Dansoman last weekend.

Kotoko
-The Porcupine Warriors are lying just on top of All Stars, with the same number of points and goal difference, but the champions have scored more goals.  In all Kotoko have won 2, lost 1 and drawn 1 of their 4 league games.

-Kotoko gained all the maximum 3 points by edging Inter Allies by a goal to nil on match day 4.

-The league champions secured an away victory on match day 3 by whipping BA United at the Sunyani Coronation, which was their first victory in the ongoing season.

-Kotoko go into this game without the services of their marksman, Ahmed Toure, who is suffering from Malaria and their skipper Jordan Opoku. Also they left out Joseph Addo, who nursing a mild injury and Christopher Bonney.

-Dauda Mohammed is attaining a super-sub status, having scored two goals after coming on from the bench, including the only goal against Inter Allies.

-They signed Akwasi Acheampong from All Stars to replace Kwabena Adusei, who is now plying his trade in South Africa with Black Aces, but the former is yet to find his feet.

-Kotoko wish to win the Ghana Premier on four consecutive seasons, which will be their best in the elite division of Ghana Football and will help them equal their best league title winning streak in the 1980’s.

N/B: Clubs on the same points are separated by the application of the head to head rules. Kotoko is lying on top of WA All Stars because they have not played against each other, so the head to head can’t be applied.

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