Matchday 27 preview: Top two showdown welcomes back Premier League

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Aduana Stars and Wafa are set for a thriller in Dormaa as the local topflight resumes on Wednesday

After a six-week break, the Ghana Premier League returns as the title chase heads for the homestretch.

Giants Hearts of Oak and Asante Kotoko are among the keen contenders, an interesting situation for matchday 27 action on Wednesday.

That said, it is Aduana Stars and Wafa who hold the top spots, the former sitting a point clear at the summit. This sets up an interesting fixture at Dormaa, where both teams will battle for supremacy.

Third-placed Hearts, three points away from the top two, must pick full points to brighten their chances of pulling a last-minute surprise for the title. But admittedly, a trip to reigning champions Wa All Stars presents a huge challenge.

Kotoko, fourth on the log, are five points below the Phobians. As they wish for the downfall of their rivals, the Porcupine Warriors must beat 2014-15 champions Ashanti Gold to full points in one of two games rescheduled for Thursday to possibly close up on the top three.

Medeama are not yet out of the running but currently 10 marks adrift of the leaders, the Yellow and Mauves cannot afford to drop points when they host Liberty Professionals at the T&A Park in the second game of Thursday. The Scientific Soccer Lads, though, will not go down without a fight as they presently sit 14 in the relegation zone.

It will be their 11th win of the season should Berekum Chelsea account for Bechem United at the Golden City Park. The Blues are seventh on the table while the Hunters sit three places below.

Finding a place in the top eight with four rounds of games to go is no mean feat for a newly-promoted side. But Elmina Sharks could move even further up the table with victory away to Tema Youth.

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At the Cape Coast Stadium, Ebusua Dwarfs host Inter Allies. Four places separate ninth-placed Dwarfs from thirteenth-positioned Allies.

New boys Bolga All Stars are already confirmed for immediate demotion back to the second tier, having won only two of 36 matches thus far. Great Olympics, on the other hand, sit just one spot above bottom-placed All Stars. But still in with a chance of beating the drop, the ‘Dade’ Boys will surely give everything when the two teams lock horns at the Accra Sports Stadium.

 

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