Matchday 11 preview: Kotoko and Hearts want to bounce back in Ghana Special Competition

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The two clubs have set their sights on winning their matches to make up for their disappointing results on Wednesday

Giants Asante Kotoko and Hearts of Oak are both seeking a return to winning ways as the Ghana Special Competition enters Matchday 11 on Sunday.

In midweek, Kotoko's quest to reach five wins was disrupted by Bechem United who held their own to force a 1-1 draw away in Kumasi. The Porcupines are second on the table in Zone A and will try to win their fifth game when they visit Obuasi-based outfit Ashanti Gold who sit two places below. A lot will certainly be expected from Kotoko's Abdul Fatawu Safiu, who leads the goalscoring chart with seven goals.

Elsewhere in Zone A, leaders Medeama are four points clear at the top and are hoping to consolidate their spot with three more points in their away clash with third-from-bottom Bechem United. The latter club has won only one game so far.

In Dormaa, Aduana Stars and Berekum Chelsea will face off. The former are third on the log while the latter are second-from-bottom.

In Zone B, leaders Hearts of Oak will be counting on four-goal hero Joseph Esso as they face sixth-placed Ebusua Dwarfs, who have won three, drawn two and lost five of their 10 matches played thus far. Kim Grant's outfit was held to a goalless draw by Liberty Professionals on Wednesday.

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Another slip-up by the Phobians and we are likely to have new leaders on the table. Karela United and Wafa are tied on 18 points. They are set for a thriller in Anyinase, the home of Karela. Without a doubt, Wafa will have a close eye on striker Diawisie Taylor who has hit six goals this season.

At Dansoman, Liberty will hope to build on their good showing against Hearts in their home encounter with fourth-positioned Elmina Sharks, who drew 0-0 with Dwarfs in the last matchday.

There will be a bottom-of-the-table clash in Dawu where seventh-placed Dreams FC will host Inter Allies.