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Fixtures for 2017-18 Ghana Premier League announced

17:41 EAT 19/01/2018
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The new season of the Ghana Premier League is set for kick-off during the weekend of February 10, 12 and 13

The Ghana Football Association has unveiled fixtures for the 2017-18 Premier League season.

The topflight is set to resume four months after Aduana Stars won the 2016-17 edition.

Set to begin during the second weekend of February, matchday one’s line-up will see reigning champions begin their title defence with a home clash against Liberty Professionals, while last season’s runners-up Wafa face giants Asante Kotoko – the most successful team in the history of the championship with 23 titles.

Hearts of Oak, on the other hand, will play as guests to newly-promoted Secondi Eleven Wise, whereas 2014-15 champions Ashanti Gold lock horns with 2015-16 winners Wa All Stars.

The biggest game of the first round, however, does not come off until matchday 10 when Kotoko host 20-time champions Hearts at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium in Kumasi.

The 2017-18 championship was expected to begin last year, but a disruption of the calendar - owing to various litigations and court injunctions during last season’s campaign – forced a reschedule.

Having been without a lead sponsor since First Capital Plus Bank (now Capital Bank) withdrew its support for “restructuring” reasons in 2015, it is unclear if the upcoming season will also go on without a headline sponsor.