Mantse Derby tops the weekend as Kotoko seek four straight wins

Photos By Senyuiedzorm A. Adadevoh

All eyes will be at the Accra Sports Stadium as traditional giants Hearts and Olympics square off. Both sides have not had an ideal start to the season but such derbies could be the catalyst for a good season. Hearts new coach Frank Nuttall will experience his first ever derby while under fire Godwin Attram could potentially decide his fate with this game.

Defensively organized Kotoko will hope to capitalize on the fragile confidence of Bolga All Stars who are struggling on the pitch as well as their coffers. The team have lost two straight games and could further be devoured by the Porcupines who seem to have much grit to their play.

Ashantigold must overcome their humiliation against Berekum Chelsea as they host another Brong Ahafo side Bechem United who accounted for Tema Youth in midweek.

Chelsea are in Elmina to face Sharks while Liberty host Dwarfs. It will be the battle of the astro turf as WAFA host Tema Youth and while

Medeama play the rejuvenated league champions, Wa All Stars, in Tarkwa.

STATS:  (Isaac Amponsah (Dr Ike), Director of Communications for Berekum Chelsea and Bright Yeboah Taylor of Adehye3 Fm )

HEARTS VS OLYMPICS

* Hearts of Oak have so far kept 213 CLEAN SHEETS out of 499 games in the GPL since 1999.

* Great Olympics have so far kept 90 CLEAN SHEETS out of 288 in the GPL since 1999.

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

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

* 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.

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

* Accra Hearts of Oak are currently 9th with 6 points after Day 5 games while Accra Great Olympics on the other hand are 16th with 2 points on the Ghana top-flight log.

ASHANTIGOLD VS BECHEM UNITED

* The last AWAY side to prevent AshGold from scoring @ HOME in the GPL is Asante Kotoko who secured 1-0 win on 27th Feb 2017 in match Day 4 in the 2016-17 season.

* AshGold (Goldfields) have so far kept 199 CLEAN SHEETS out of 499 games in the GPL since 1999.

* Bechem Utd have so far kept 43 CLEAN SHEETS out of 122 games in the GPL since 2011.

* AshGold (Goldfields) have won the Ghana League title on 4 occasions since 1985. (1993-94, 1994-95, 1995-96 & 2014-15)

* Bechem Utd Best position in the Ghana Premier League since 2011 is 5th with 42 points in the 2013-14 season.

* AshGold (Goldfields) worse performance in the Ghana Premier League is 14th with 26 points in the 2003 season. PLAY OFF  

* Bechem Utd worse performance in the Ghana Premier League since 2011 is 15th out of 16-club league with 29 points in the 2011-12 season and they were relegated.

* AshantiGold are currently 14th with 4 points after Day 5 games while Bechem Utd on the other hand are 3rd with 10 points on the Ghana top-flight log.

MEDEAMA VS WA ALL STARS

* Medeama (Kessben) have kept 82 CLEAN SHEETS out of 275 games in the GPL since 2007.

* All Stars have kept 123 CLEAN SHEETS out of 274 games so far in the GPL since 2007.

* Medeama (Kessben) Best position in the GPL since 2007 is 3rd with 50 points in the 2012-13 season.

* Wa All Stars won the GPL title with 51 points in the 2015-16 season and they remains the 11th and last new club so far to win the title.

* Medeama (Kessben) worse performance in the GPL since 2007 is 11th in the 2013-14 and 2014-15 seasons with 40 points and 41 points respectively.

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

* Medeama are currently 12th with 5 points after Day 5 games while All Stars on the other hand are 5th with 7 points with one outstanding game on the Ghana top-flight log.

WAFA VS TEMA YOUTH

* The last AWAY side to prevent WAFA from scoring @ HOME in the GPL is Medeama who secured goal-less drawn on 6th Jul. 2016 in match Day 17 in the 2015-16 season.

* WAFA (Feyenoord)  have so far kept 50 CLEAN SHEETS out of 138 games in the GPL since 2004.

* Tema Youth have so far kept 38 CLEAN SHEETS out of 155 games so far in the GPL since 2006.

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

* Tema Youth Best position in the Ghana Premier League since 2006 is 5th with 44 points in the 2007-08 season.

* WAFA (Feyenoord) worse performance in the Ghana premier league since 2004 is 15th with 32 points in the 2006-07 when they were relegated.

* Tema Youth have been relegated on 2 occasions in the Ghana Premier League since 2006 (2008-09 & 2012-13).

* WAFA are currently 10th with 5 points after Day 5 games with one outstanding game while Tema Youth on the other hand are 6th with 7 points on the Ghana top-flight log.

LIBERTY VS DWARFS

* Liberty Prof. have so far kept 165 CLEAN SHEETS out of 499 games in the GPL since 1999.

* Ebusua Dwarfs have so far kept 70 CLEAN SHEETS out of 215 games in the GPL since 1999.

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

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

* Liberty Professionals worse performance in GPL since 1999 is 13th in the 2009-10 and 2015-16 with 38 points in both seasons.  

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

* Liberty Professionals are currently 8th with 6 points after Day 5 games while Ebusua Dwarfs on the other are 7th with 7 points on the Ghana top-flight log.

SHARKS VS CHELSEA

* Elmina Sharks have so kept 1 CLEAN SHEET out of 5 games played in the Ghana Premier League since 19th Feb. 2017 when they had their debut game.

* Berekum Chelsea have so far kept 112 CLEAN SHEETS out of 245 games in the GPL since 2008.

* Berekum Chelsea won the Ghana Premier League title with 57 points in the 2010-11 season.

* Berekum Chelsea worse performance in the Ghana Premier League since 2008 is 12th with 40 points in the 2013-14 season.

* Elmina Sharks are 11th with 5 points after Day 5 games while Berekum Chelsea on the other hand are 4th with 8 points on the Ghana top-flight log

BOLGA ALL STARS VS KOTOKO

* Bolga All Stars have so far kept 1 CLEAN SHEET out of 5 games in the on going Ghana Premier League.

* Asante Kotoko have so far kept 227 CLEAN SHEETS out of 499 games in the GPL since 1999.

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

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

* Bolga All Stars are 16th with 3 points after Day 5 games while Kumasi Asante Kotoko on the other hand are 2nd with 13 points on the Ghana top-flight log.

STATS:  Isaac Amponsah (Dr Ike), Director of Communications for Berekum Chelsea and Bright Yeboah Taylor of Adehye3 Fm

 

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