Statistics and preview: Struggling Kotoko face Medeama test in Kumasi

Head to head
-Kotoko are undefeated in their last 8 league games against Medeama (W7, D1)

-The last time Medeama managed a victory against Kotoko in the league came in September, 2010 when Richard Mpong, then with Medeama called Kessben at the time scored the only goal of the game in Kumasi.

-The Porcupine Warriors have won 10, drawn 3 and lost 2 0f their league games against the Tarkwa based side. The total league games between the sides are 15, instead of 14, because there was a play-off game to separate them on the league log in the 2010/11 season.

-Kotoko’s 0-1 loss in 2010 is their only home defeat against Medeama.

-Last season Kotoko earned double victory over Medeama in the league, with the Kumasi encounter ending 4-1 in favour of the league champions.

Current form and team news
-There is much pressure on Kotoko, following their 3-0 thrashing by Accra Gt. Olympics in the Independence Cup on Friday.

-The Porcupine warriors have failed to secure any win in 5 consecutive league games and 6 in all competitions (L3, W3).

-They have a poor home record this season, winning just 1 in 4 games (L1, D3)

-The league champions are lying 13 on the league log, with 2 wins, 4 draws and 3 defeats.

-The champions were held by Berekum Chelsea to a one all draw on match day 9.

-Ahmed Toure broke his goal drought in 4 league matches, with a goal against Berekum Chelsea to take his goal tally to 2.

-Michael Osei, the stop-gap coach of the club, will still lead them for this assignment, however he is yet to get a win in 2 league games, ever since Didi Dramani was relieved of his job.

-A win for Kotoko will boost their morale ahead of their CAF Champions League game against El Eulma of Algeria, next week.

-The yellow and mauves outfit have their own share of troubles this season; they lack consistency in their team, lying 9 on the league table, with 3 wins, 3 defeats and 3 draws.

-Medeama have a poor away record, losing 3 and drawing 1 in 4 games so far.

-In-form Nathaniel Asamoah is their top scorer with 5 goals.

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