Aduana Stars host the Kpando-based side in a game that may shape the season of the teams after seven games
Larbi, Akuoko, Saka, Abubakari
Allan, Darkwah, Opare, Ashong
HEART OF LIONS
Osae, Deo, Egyir, Badu-Asiamah
Acquaye, Moro, Mutalib, Morrison
Joseph Addo is likely to return to the Lions team after missing the last two league games. The goalkeeper was, however, part of the latest batch of players invited to the camp of the ‘local’ Black Stars team for trials and may very well overtake Ahorlu and Bonsu who have kept post in the last two games.
Aduana fans will be hoping that the Lions’ poor record away from home (they have two points from a possible nine) will help them get a result which will see them go six points clear of their opponents and stay third on the table. Lions on the other hand will be looking to get level on points with Aduana who are six places above them on the table but have just three points more.
Aduana have, however, looked good at home this season with draws against league leaders Berekum Chelsea and defending champions Asante Kotoko as well as a convincing win against resolute new boys Amidaus in their last home game and Lions will be the first away side to gain maximum points from the Agyemang Badu Park this season if they manage the feat.
|DID YOU KNOW?|
- Aduana Stars are the fist and only team to win the Ghanaian premier league at the first attempt after gaining promotion from the first division.
- In achieving that feat they also set the record for least productive league winners ever with an average of 0.63 goals per game, scoring just 19 times in 30 games.
- They also managed an amazing 20 clean sheets conceding in only 10 games and never conceding more than once in a game.
- In Lions’ first season in the elite division, it was through their victory over Kotoko in Kpando that they earned the name, ‘Okum Akese,’ meaning the Killer of the giants.
- They also did not concede at home winning 12 of their home games by a 1-0 score line, the most common in their season, appearing total number of 21 times with seven reverses.
- In that season they beat hearts of lions 1-0 at home drawing 1-1 away from home