Preview and statistics: In-form Kotoko take on Liberty Professionals


Revived Kotoko under their new coach David Duncan will face Liberty Professionals on match day 12 of the First Capital Plus Premier League on Sunday at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium, Kumasi.

Team news and current form
Kotoko
Asante Kotoko are unbeaten under David Duncan in all competitions (W2, D1). His first league game in charge was a 3-1 thrashing of Bechem United last weekend at Bechem to end their 17 undefeated home league games.

This game will be Duncan’s first home game since assuming Kotoko’s coaching role.

The last time Kotoko won a home league game was match day 4 against Inter.

The supporters union of the club have alleged that some insider are behind their poor hjome results this season and have subsequently prepared against such people beginning with their test against the Scientific Soccer Lads this weekend.

The league champions are lying 8 on the league log with.

The Ivorian import Ahmed Toure is getting his good form back after going through some difficult times earlier on in the season and has at the moment bagged 4 league goals including a goal in their 3-1 win over Bechem United.

Michael Akuffu, who had a slow start to the league, got two of the three goals in Kotoko’s 3-1 beating of Bechem United to put him in good shape for this clash.

Liberty Professionals
They are searching for their first win away this season in the ongoing league (D3, L2).

Liberty face Kumasi Asante Kotoko against the backdrop that they lost their match day 11 at home to Gt. Olympics

The Scientific Soccer Lads are not in the best of form, lying 11 on the league table with 4 wins, 3 draws and 4 defeats.

Liberty Professional talisman and leading goal scorer in the league is Kennedy Ashia with 5 goals

 
Head to head
The Porcupine Warriors have beaten Liberty Professionals 18 times in their 28 league meetings, with the latter winning 5.

The Scientific Soccer Lads have managed one league victory against Kotoko in their 13 visits, with Kotoko winning 11. Their only win came in May 2011, when they beat the Porcupine Warriors 3-2 at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium, Kumasi.

Kotoko piped Liberty Professionals by a goal to nil in their last encounter at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium.

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