Sports News of Friday, 14 July 2017
The assistant coach of WAFA, Akakpo Patron, says the Premier League leaders are ready to fight to keep their title hopes alive when they travel to the Golden City Park on Sunday to engage Berekum Chelsea.
Patron envisaged a tough encounter but said WAFA were keen on ending a poor record at Berekum with a resounding victory over their opponents.
However, an upset appears to be a tall order for WAFA as they are yet to win a game at the Golden City Park, having lost 0-1 and 0-2 in their last two games against Chelsea.
Speaking to the Graphic Sports in a telephone interview yesterday, the former Togo international noted that both sides would be under pressure to win the tough encounter.
“We are ready for a fight on Sunday as we look to secure a title charge. It will be a tough game for both sides and we are prepared for that.
“It has always not been easy playing against them at the Golden City Park but with our performance now, we believe we can beat them,” he added.
In other matches, Aduana Stars return home to welcome Ebusua Dwarfs in a must-win match at Dormaa-Ahenkro to avoid another slip in their title quest to win their second league title after 2010.
Usually very comfortable at home, Aduana Stars are tipped to carry the day in a bid to bridge the gap between them and leaders WAFA, who have a game in hand against AshantiGold.
AshantiGold hope to make it six consecutive wins when they lock horns with Elmina Sharks at the Obuasi Len Clay Stadium.
The Miners, who are enjoying an impressive run of form in the second round of the league, are yet to lose a game since coach Charles Kwabla Akonnor took over the reins of the club and a win could lift them to the top six.
In other matches this weekend, Medeama will challenge Great Olympics in Accra as the hosts continue their relegation struggle, while Bechem United host Bolga AllStars at the Nana Fosu Gyeabour Park at Bechem tomorrow (Saturday).
Tema Youth will play host to Inter Allies in a tight regional derby at Tema on Sunday, while the Kumasi Asante Kotoko versus Accra Hearts of Oak thriller in Kumasi has been postponed due to a fatal accident suffered by the former on their way back to Kumasi after last Wednesday’s 0-1 defeat to Inter Allies.