Statistics and preview: Kotoko face Ashgold check in Ashanti derby





Face to face
-Kotoko have did not win of their final 4 outings to Obuasi in all competitions towards Ashgold (L3, D1)

-The one assembly outdoors the Premier league of their final four clashes at Obuasi was the Miners’ 1-zero win over the Porcupine Warriors within the GHALCA prime-four.

-These sides have performed towards one another greater than towards some other membership because the introduction of the Ghana Premier League within the 1993/ninety four season.

-There have been fifty four encounters between these rivals, with Kotoko profitable 24, drawing 18 and dropping 12 towards Ashgold.

-The primary league recreation between them got here in November 1985 which led to goalless draw.

-The Miners have gained eleven, drawn 10 and misplaced 6 of their 27 residence league video games towards Kotoko.

-The Miners needed to wait till February 1995 to earn their first league victory over the Ghana champions

Present type and group information
-They sitting on prime of the Ghana Premier League log with 15 factors in 6 matches performed.

-The Miners have one hundred% house report within the ongoing season, having gained all their three video games.

-Ashgold piped Liberty Professionals by a aim to nil on the Dansoman Carl Reindorf Park handy them their first residence defeat within the 2014-15 league season on match day 6.

-The Miners have been the pre-season champions, beating Kotoko house and away on their option to annexing the GHALCA prime-four.

-Mohammed Yakubu, their prime scorer for the 2012-thirteen league season, registered his identify on the scorers chart by scoring the one aim towards Liberty Skilled, which is his 1 aim for the Miners within the league following his return from Maritzburg United in South Africa.

-Bernard Morrison is Ashgold’s prime scorer with three league objectives.

-They’re seen because the clear favourites for the 2014-14 league because of the high quality in-depth of the group: Emmanuel Osei Baffour, Emmanel Osei, Tijani Joshua, Mohammed Yakubu, Atto Bissah, Eric Opoku, Fatau Dauda, Bernard Morrison are a number of the high quality gamers within the system in the mean time.

-The Porcupine warriors have gained eight factors from a potential 18, with 2 wins, 2 attracts and a couple of defeats.

-They’ve gained one away victory, which got here of their week three recreation towards BA United at Sunyani.

-The board of the membership has promised to double the profitable bonus of the enjoying physique in the event that they handle to beat Ashgold.

-Kotoko defence has been hit by accidents; Ohene Brenya and Smallboy Korbah are out of the sport, whereas Abeiku Ainooson is half match.

-The league champions suffered a house defeat final week to their archrivals Hearts of Oak on the Baba Yara Sports activities Stadium, Kumasi.

-Kotoko’s marks man Ahmed Toure has scored only one objective in 5 video games and had a poor recreation towards Hearts of Oak final week-finish.

-Their prime scorer is Dauda Mohammed with 2 objectives: he scored each objectives after approaching from the bench.

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