Matchday 15 preview: All to play for as Ghana PL hits mid-season

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The fight between Wafa and Aduana Stars for the top spot remains one of the most fascinating points in week 15 of the elite division

There are many reasons why interests are high in the Ghana Premier League's weekend round of games. 

Not only will matchday 15 signal the midway journey of the topflight, but also usher in a brand new round - and indeed the most dramatic part - of the championship.

While there's just so much to rue for the likes of Asante Kotoko, clubs like Wafa will undoubtedly celebrate a 'very successful' first round regardless of their matchday result.

The Academy Boys slumped to a 2-1 defeat to Hearts of Oak last week, but their stats of nine wins, two draws and three defeats see them top of the table.

However, tied on points with Aduana Stars, Klavs Rasmussen's boys have their job cut out in their welcome of Inter Allies in Saturday's only match if they hope to finish the first round on a high.

Undoubtedly, Aduana will eagerly keep an eye on proceedings in Sogakope, but then, must do well to pick three points in their visit of Bechem United on Sunday if they hope to benefit from any possible Wafa hiccup.

On the back of five undefeated games, third-placed Hearts of Oak hope to finish the first round in style when they play Liberty Professionals away at the Carl Reindorf Park.

Fourth-placed Berekum Chelsea could benefit from any possible setback on the part of the Phobians, and have, thus, set their sights on full points in their home game against struggling Great Olympics.

At the Nduom Stadium, Ebusua Dwarfs, sixth on the log, play as guests to new boys Elmina Sharks, who have won only three games thus far.

Referee William Agbovi will be the central man when cup holders Wa All Stars face 2014-15 champions Ashanti Gold away at the Obuasi Len Clay Stadium.

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In perhaps the most remarkable thing of the season, the most successful team in the history of the Premier League Asante Kotoko are without a win in their last nine matches in all competitions, seven of which are in the topflight. The Porcupine Warriors, however, hope to begin a revival Sunday with a win in their home clash with newly-promoted Tema Youth.

And last but not least, Bolga All Stars, the last of the new teams in the top division, play at home to Medeama, who sit ninth on the log.

 

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