Tema Youth will tomorrow seek to add to the woes of Kumasi Asante Kotoko as they storm the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi, as the last round of matches draw the curtain on the first round of the Ghana Premier League (GPL) this weekend.
Kotoko have changed three coaches since the commencement of the season but are still unable to find their footing, compelling the management to finally settle on Finnish Steven Polack who is
expected to psyche the players against Tema Youth who can be stubborn at their favourite grounds.
Many weary and heartbroken followers of the Porcupine Warriors believe Coach Polack has what it takes to return them to winning ways tomorrow and are expected to throng the stadium to rally behind him.
League leaders, WAFA, who were stopped by Hearts of Oak in Accra last Monday, will seek to revive their title ambition with a home win against Inter Allies at Sogakope this afternoon.
Ashantigold and Wa All Stars will be at each other’s throat at the Obuasi Len Clay Stadium, while Liberty Professionals, who have just poached Coach Michael Osei clash with inform Hearts in a fierce derby at Dansoman tomorrow.
Hearts are in high hopes now due to their recent winning spree, but as hosts, Liberty Professionals might have other ideas to pull the brakes on the Phobians.
In the other fixtures, Elmina Sharks play host to Dwarfs in another titanic derby at the Nduom stadium at Elmina, Bolga AllStars dare Medeama at the Tamale Utrecht park, while Chelsea welcome Great Olympics to the Berekum Golden City Park.
Bechem United and Aduana Stars will also battle it out in a dicey regional derby at the Nana Fosu Gyeabour park.
Meanwhile, in memory of the souls that perished in the May 9 Accra Stadium Disaster, the Premier League Board (PLB) has directed all clubs to observe a minute’s silence before kick-off.
Below are the match officials for the Match Day 15 games:
Match: Elmina Sharks v Dwarfs
Venue: Nduom Stadium
Referee: Prosper Adii
Asst 1: Dawood Ouedrago
Asst 2: Paul Atimaka
4th Ref: Ali Alhassan
Match Commissioner: C.W Okai
Match: Bolga AllStars v Medeama
Venue: Utrecht Academy Park
Referee: Solomon Mordey
Asst 1: Shine Ayittey
Asst 2: Alex Anning
4th Ref: Otis Oppong
Match Commissioner: A.S. Seidu
Match: WAFA v Inter Allies (Saturday)
Referee: Alex Nsiah
Asst 1: B.A. Crentsil
Asst 2: Ben Samari
4th Ref: Eku Boateng
Match Commissioner: Alhaji Umar Teni
Match: Liberty Pros v Hearts (Sunday)
Referee: Uriah Glah
Asst 1: David Laryea
Asst 2: Ashong Ibrahim
4th Ref: Emmanuel Ansah
Match Commissioner: Harry Atutornu
Match: Kotoko v Tema Youth (Sunday)
Venue: Baba Yara Stadium
Referee: Nathan Anaafo
Asst 1:Alhassan Yahaya
Asst 2: Augustin Akugri
4th Ref: Kenny Padi
Match Commissioner: S.A. Aboagye
Match: Chelsea v Olympics (Sunday)
Referee: S.B Bortey
Asst 1: Ben Vormaxor
Asst 2: Samuel O. Boateng
4th Ref: Dally Gagba
Match Commissioner: S.D. Yahaya
Match: Bechem United v Aduana Stars (Sunday)
Referee: Charles Bulu
Asst 1: Philip Darko
Asst 2: Ashittey Amarh
4th Ref:Wiseman Ghansah
Match Commissioner: James Adjei
Match: AshantiGold v All Stars (Sunday)
Referee: William Agbovi
Asst 1: David Adjin
Asst 2: A.F. Zakari
4th Ref: Desmond Abbey
Match Commissioner: Ofori Antwi