Statistics and Preview: Lions to test the might of Ashgold


Head to head
-Ashgold are unbeaten in their last 8 games against Heart of Lions (W6, D2)

-The Miners have suffered just a defeat in their 10 league matches at home to Lions (W7, D2 and L1). The only loss for the Obuasi based side at home came in 2008.

-In all, the two sides have met in 20 league games, with Ashgold winning 10, losing 6 and drawing 4 against the Kpando lads.

-The league leaders have won their last two home league games against Heart of Lions.

Current form and team news
Ashgold
-Ashgold have won all their 5 league matches at Obuasi this season.

-The Miners are leading the Ghana Premier League (GPL) after 8 games, with 7 wins and Aduana Stars, lying second are trailing them by 5 points.

-Ashgold’s top scorer is Yakubu Mohammed, who returned to his former club after an unsuccessful moment in the South African League. He has bagged in 5 goals and is a joint top scorer in the ongoing season.

-Mohammed Yakubu became the second player after Kofi Owusu of Berekum Chelsea to hit a hattrick and it came against New Edubiase on match day 8.

-Bernard Morison, who joined the Obuasi lads from Heart of Lions, has 4 goals to his credit.

-They last won the GPL in the 1995/96 league season and have since gone on league trophy drought.

Heart of Lions
-The Kpando boys are undefeated in their last 5 games in the ongoing league (W3, D2)

-Lions last game in the league ended 1-0 in their favour against Hearts of Oak at Kpando.

-Osman Muntaka, the scorer of the lone goal against Hearts of Oak is their leading top scorer with 2 goals.

-Lions have a very good attack which comprises Sam Yeboah, a former top scorer in the Ghana Premier League.

-They were runners-up of the 2013-14 league season.

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