Hearts face Aduana in top liner, Kotoko seek third straight win

Photos By Senyuiedzorm A. Adadevoh

All eyes will be in Dormaa as Aduana play side host Hearts of Oak in th game of the round. Both teams are unbeaten but the Dormaa side are full of confidence after picking three wins in their opening four. Consistency has been the main success tool for Aduana as opposed to Hearts of Oak who are now gaining an identity under Scottish coach Frank Nuttall

Asante Kotoko could record a third straight win this weekend at their favored Kumasi Sports Stadium when they come face to face with Elmina Sharks. The Porcupine Warriors have accounted for Bechem United and Ashantigold without conceding and are pretty confident of adding the Elmina side to their scalp. However, the new entrants will not be slayed without a fight after picking two points on their travel so far which both involved comebacks. 

League champions Wa All Stars have picked up a point out of 6 so far which is in sharp contrast to their six out of six last season. They have a chance to record their first win at home to Inter Allies who only won their first game last week. 

Bechem United will host poor travelers Liberty Professionals while Ebusua Dwarfs will hope to return to winning ways against Medeama. Berekum Chelsea are at the Golden City Park to play Ashantigold.

Great Olympics play the second of their three scheduled matches at the Accra Sports Stadium against WAFA who are assured of thrills and a fanciful display.

STATS:

OLYMPICS VS WAFA

* The last AWAY side to prevent Great Olympics from scoring @ HOME in the GPL is Hearts of Oak who secured goal-less drawn game on 26th Apr. 2015 in match Day 14 in the 2014-15 season.

* Great Olympics have so far kept 90 CLEAN SHEETS out of 287 games in the GPL since 1999.

* WAFA (Feyenoord) have so far kept 50 CLEAN SHEETS out 136 games in the GPL since 2004.

* Great Olympics have won the Ghana League title on 2 occasions since the competition started in 1958. (1970 & 1974)

* WAFA (Feyenoord) Best position in the Ghana Premier League since 2004 is 6th with 42 points in the 2015-16 season.

* Great Olympics have been relegated on 4 occasions in the Ghana League history since the competition started in 1958.
(2004, 2007-08, 2009-10 & 2014-15).

* WAFA (Feyenoord) worse performance in the GPL since 2004 is 15th with 32 points and they were relegated in the 2006-07 season.

* Accra Great Olympics are currently 16th with 1 point after Day 4 games while WAFA on the other hand are 10th with 4 points with one outstanding game on the Ghana top-flight log.

MEDEAMA VS DWARFS

* Ebusua Dwarfs have kept 69 CLEAN SHEETS out of 214 games so far in the GPL since 1999.

* Medeama have kept 82 CLEAN SHEETS out of 274 games so far in the GPL since 2007.

* Ebusua Dwarfs won the 1967 Ghana league title which was played on knockout bases. Dwarfs won the tournament through toss of coin, after drawing 1-1 on two occasions with Sekondi Eleven Wise in the final.

* Medeama Best position in the Ghana Premier League since 2007 is 3rd with 50 points in the 2012-13 season.

* Ebusua Dwarfs have been relegated on 6 occasions since the competition started in 1958 (1981, 1985-86, 1989-90, 2000, 2005-06 & 2013-14).

* Medeama worse performance in the Ghana Premier League since 2007 is 11th in the 2013-14 & 2014-15 seasons with 40 and 41 points respectively.

* Ebusua Dwarfs are currently 13th with 4 points after Day 4 games while Medeama on the other hand are 7th with 5 points on the Ghana top-flight log.

WA ALL STARS VS INTER ALLIES

* Wa All Stars have kept 122 CLEAN SHEETS out of 272 games in the GPL since 2007.

* Inter-Allies have so far kept 34 CLEAN SHEETS out of 94 games in the GPL since 2013.

* Wa All Stars won the Ghana Premier League title with 51 points in the 2015-16 season. And they are the 11th and still remains the last new club to win the title.

* Inter-Allies Best position in the GPL since 2013 is 6th with 42 points in the 2014-15 season.

* Wa All Stars worse performance in the GPL since 2007 is 12th with 39 points in the 2010-11 season.

* Inter-Allies worse performance in the GPL since 2013 is 12th with 38 points in the 2015-16 season.

* Wa All Stars are currently 15th with 1 point after Day 4 games with two outstanding games while Inter-Allies on the other hand are 8th with 5 points on the Ghana top-flight log.

LIBERTY VS BECHEM UNITED

* Bechem Utd have so far kept 41 CLEAN SHEETS out 120 games in the GPL since 2011.

* Liberty Professionals have so far kept 165 CLEAN SHEETS out 498 games in the GPL since 1999.

* Bechem United Best position in the Ghana premier league since 2011 is 5th with 42 points in the 2013-14 season.

* Liberty Professionals Best position in the GPL since 1999 is 3rd with 48 points in the 2002 season.

* Bechem United worse performance in the GPL since 2011 is 15th with 29 points and they were relegated in the 2011-12 season.

* Liberty Professionals worse performance in the Ghana Premier League since 1999 is 13th in the 2009-10 & 2015-16 with 38 points in both seasons.

* Bechem United are currently 9th with 4 points after Day 4 games with one outstanding game while Liberty Professionals on the other hand are 4th with 6 points on the Ghana top-flight log.

ADUANA VS HEARTS

* The last AWAY side to prevent Aduana Stars from scoring @ HOME in the GPL is All Stars who secured 1-0 win on 28th Feb. 2016 in match Day 2 in the 2015-16 season.

* Aduana Stars have so far kept 105 CLEAN SHEETS out of 212 games in the GPL since 2009.

* Hearts of Oak have kept 213 CLEAN SHEETS out of 498 games so far in the GPL since 1999.

* Aduana Stars won the GPL title with 53 points in the 2009-10 season. Setting world record for least productive champions with 19 goals in 30 matches. With an average of 0.6333 goals per match, they broke the all-time record set by Trabonspor. The Turkish Super Lig side became champions in the 1979-80 with 25 goals in 30 matches (average of 0.8333) and also emulating a feat by AIK in Sweden (1998).

* Hearts of Oak have won the Ghana League title on 19 occasions since the competition started in 1958.

* Aduana Stars worse performance in the GPL since 2009 is 9th with 40 points in the 2013-14 season.

* Hearts of Oak worse performance in the Ghana  League since the competition started in 1958 is 13th with 40 points in the 2014-15 season.

* Aduana Stars are currently 1st with 10 points after Day 4 games while Hearts of Oak on the other hand are 3rd with 6 points on the Ghana top-flight log.

KOTOKO VS ELMINA SHARKS

* Elmina Sharks AWAY matches in the month of MARCH in the GPL since February 19 when they played their debut game in the competition.
01/03/17 All Stars 1-1 Sharks
D1   GF1   GA1

* Asante Kotoko have so far kept 226 CLEAN SHEETS out of 498 games in the GPL since 1999.

* Elmina Sharks have so far kept 1 CLEAN SHEET out of 4 games played in the GPL since 19th February, 2017.

* Asante Kotoko have won the Ghana league title on 23 occasions since the competition started in 1958.

* Asante Kotoko worse performance in the Ghana league since 1958 is 11th out of 15-club league in the 1970 season.

* Kumasi Asante Kotoko are currently 2nd with 10 points after Day 4 games while Elmina Sharks on the other hand are 6th with 5 points on the Ghana top-flight log.

 

STATS: Isaac Amponsah (Ike), Director of Communications for Berekum Chelsea FC [ and Bright Yeboah Taylor of Adehye3 FM 99.1 mhz

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