Matchday five preview: Kotoko mount pressure on Aduana

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Tied on points with the Dormaa-based club, the Porcupine Warriors could become the new league leaders should results go in their favour

Hearts of Oak’s clash with Aduana Stars will undoubtedly be the top-liner of matchday five of the Ghana Premier League, but there will expectedly be some attention on Asante Kotoko, who chase a fourth season win on Sunday.

Second-place Kotoko will, predictably, be on alert to take advantage of any possible slip-up by Aduana. The Porcupine Warriors, only separated from the ‘Ogya’ Boys by goals, welcome Elmina Sharks to the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi.

After initial struggles, the Phobians beat reigning champions Wa All Stars 2-1 on Wednesday, apparently taking off some pressure from new coach Frank Nuttall. On the back of the win, the Accra-based side will hope to make it six points in two matches, albeit at a hostile venue in Dormaa in a clash against league leaders Aduana Stars.

Liberty Professionals have won two of four games thus far, but the quest to make it three triumphs will not come any easy as they play away to Bechem United at the Nana Fosu Gyeabour Park.

Fresh from their 1-1 stalemate at Bechem last weekend, Berekum Chelsea will take on 2014-15 champions Ashanti Gold at the Golden City Park.

Great Olympics coach Godwin Attram is under immense pressure following his outfit’s poor start to the season. The ‘Dade’ Boys have lost three and drawn one game ahead of matchday five, and, thus, must do as much to avoid another defeat when they play at home to Wafa at the Accra Sports Stadium.

Reigning champions Wa All Stars, like Olympics, have not had a good start as anticipated. The Northern Blues are second from bottom with a point to their name, but have a chance to make amends in their home encounter against Inter Allies.

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Yaw Ametepeh will be the central referee when Tema Youth face fellow newly-promoted Bolga All Stars at the Tema Stadium in the only game on Saturday. The latter have three points to their name thus far.

In the last match of week five, Ebusua Dwarfs welcome Medeama to the Cape Coast Stadium on Monday.