Matchday eight preview: Hearts of Oak face tricky tie away to Inter Allies in Ghana Special Competition

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The Phobians will hope to overcome the challenge of the Eleven-Is-To-One and register a second straight win in the novelty league

Hearts of Oaks are undoubtedly eyeing a double over Inter Allies as the two sides ready to face off in a return fixture on matchday eight of the Ghana Special Competition on Sunday.

After returning to winning ways with 2-0 home triumph on Wednesday, the Phobians have set their eyes on making it two wins in two games in Tema, when the novelty league enters the second round.

Currently, the Accra-based side are third in Zone B whereas Allies occupy the bottom spot.

Elsewhere, zone leaders Karela United will want to consolidate their position with three more points when they play away to fifth-placed Liberty Professionals, who lost 1-0 in the reverse tie.

A Karela slip could see Wafa reclaim the top spot. Currently one point adrift of the Anyinase-based outfit, the Academy Boys are aiming to avenge Wednesday's 1-0 loss to Ebusua Dwarfs in the return encounter.

Elmina Sharks will host Dreams FC in the last game of the zone at the Nduom Sports Stadium. The first match ended in a scoreless draw.

In Zone B, leaders Asante Kotoko will slug it out with Berekum Chelsea away at the Golden City Park. The Porcupines won the first match 2-0 courtesy of goals from Emmanuel Gyamfi and Abdul Fatawu Safiu, who currently leads the top scorers chart with six goals.

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Aduana Stars' matchday seven clash with Medeama was so keenly contested that aside from the sharing of spoils by a 1-1 stalemate, the former have copped a temporary home ban due to the violent conduct of their fans.

Bechem United did well to hold hosts Eleven Wonders to a 0-0 deadlock on Wednesday. In Sunday's upcoming return fixture, the Hunters will seek to exploit their home status to win all three points on offer.

The game between Wa All Stars and Ashanti Gold has been postponed.