Sports News of Sunday, 25 March 2018
Elmina Sharks FC did not get the kind of start they aimed at in this campaign after losing narrowly in their season’s opener, conceding at the death against Dreams FC.
They are back at their base Nduom sports stadium to host reigning champions Aduana Stars on Sunday.
“Botweaku Mba” seek to beat the Fire Boys for the first time to claim their maiden points of the season.
They succumbed to Aduana Stars both home and away last season. Their first ever experience in the premiership.
Beating the champions on Sunday will be the perfect time to make amends for their 1-0 loss to Dreams FC last weekend.
First choice goalkeeper Joseph Essam has been ruled out of Sunday’s game.
He suffered unconsciousness following a coalition with a player on the matchday one.
Richard Mpong and Mohammed Tanko Ismail will be facing their former club if they are selected by coach Yaw Acheampong.
Aduana Stars are beginning their title defense on the road after missing match day one due to their campaign in Africa’s flagship club competition.
They are fresh from their elimination from the CAF Champions League since they arrived in the country on Friday.
The Fire Boys suffered a 4-0 humiliation at the hands of Algerian giants ES Setif last Sunday to exit the continental showpiece.
To forget about last weekend’s drubbing, Aduana Stars plan to beat the “Botweaku Mba” this Sunday.
Former skipper Godfred Saka scored the only goal when they defeated Elmina Sharks FC on the same venue last season. He is no longer at the club.
New signings Farouk Adams, Emmanuel Boateng, Caleb Amankwah, Gockel Ahortor, Justice Anane and Paul Aidoo are all in contention to make their premier league debuts.
Head To Head
Total league meetings = 2
Elmina Sharks FC wins = 0
Drawn matches = 0
Aduana Stars wins = 2
~ Elmina Sharks FC have managed just one win in their last four matches in the premier league.
(W1 D0 L3)
~ Aduana Stars have recorded just one loss in their last eight fixtures in the premier league.
(W5 D2 L1)
~ Elmina Sharks FC have suffered only two defeats in their last nine home matches in the premier league.
(W6 D1 L2)
~ Aduana Stars have managed only one victory out of their last eight Premiership games as the visitors.
(W1 D4 L4)
~ Elmina Sharks FC are hosting Aduana Stars for the second time in the premier league. They lost 1-0 in the first.
~ Aduana Stars have dropped no points in their previous two meetings with Elmina Sharks FC in the league.
(W2 D0 L0)
~ Elmina Sharks FC have kept just two clean sheets in their last six fixtures in the premier league.
~ Aduana Stars have conceded in thirteen of their last fourteen away matches in the premier league.