Asante Kotoko – Liberty Professionals Preview: Porcupine Warriors will strive to continue fine form in Kumasi

The Porcupine Warriors will hope to keep their excellent form after thrashing Sony Ela Nguema 7-0 in the Caf Champions League when they face Liberty Professionals in Kumasi

Bobie, Edusei, Brenya, Ochaya
Akuffo, Mpong, Anaba, Aziz
Helegbe, Osei

Kassanu, Addo, Kussi, Adjetey
Boahene, Kotey, Assifouh, Ashia
Frimpong, Gyimah

Kumasi Asante Kotoko play host to the Scientific Soccer Lads at the reinstated Fast Track High Court (Baba Yara Sports Stadium) on Sunday, February 24, 2013.

In the same fixture a month ago, the Porcupine Warriors went to the capital to pick all the maximum points at stake courtesy strikes from mercurial forward Kofi Nti Boakye and Kwabena Edusie aka Azzaro from the spot whilst Liberty got a consolation goal in the nick of time from Ebenezer Assifouh. The match ended 2-1 in favour of the Fabulous club.

Kotoko come into this fixture with just one loss and are cuddled comfortably in third position on the league log with 26 points, whilst Liberty sit pretty in eighth place with 22 points.

Kotoko coach Mas-Ud Didi Dramani said ahead of the game: “Liberty is a good side and so playing them requires a lot of good planning. They are going to offer us a good opposition so we will also come up with our best performance. I know after walloping Sony Nguema our fans will be looking for a repeat dose.”  

Kotoko, fresh from their recent scalp of Nguema, will want to assure its following that the 7-0 win was no fluke but a true reflection of their current form whilst the Dansoman-based side will be seeking to avenge their 2-1 defeat at home to the Porcupine Warriors.

Games between both clubs always live up to expectation as goals are recorded aplenty.                

Team News: New recruits Bobie Ansah, Aziz Yusif, and Kofi Agyare could make their debut league appearances for Kotoko whiles Nti and Isaah Yakubu will not feature due to various degrees of injuries suffered in their continental campaign. Kennedy Ashia returns to the fold of Liberty.

HEAD TO HEAD (Last five meetings)

Liberty 0 vs Kotoko  4     2010-2011   ROUND 2
Kotoko 2 vs Liberty  3     2010-2011   ROUND 29
Liberty 1 vs Kotoko  2     2011-2012   ROUND 14
Kotoko 2 vs Liberty  0     2011-2012   ROUND 17
Liberty 1 vs Kotoko  2     2012-2013   ROUND 15