Former Champions Berekum Chelsea and Asante Kotoko will battle for points on Match Day 13 of the Ghana Premier League at the Golden City on Saturday.
The Porcupine Warriors are flying high in the League and would aim to continue their unbeaten run against the Blues – having gone five games without defeat in the on-going League.
Asante Kotoko have won their last four matches since the 1-1 draw against Real Tamale United at home – their longest winning run in the League that has taken them to the summit of the log with 26 points – one game fewer than second placed Aduana FC and third placed King Faisal.
Coach Prosper Narteh Ogum has a fit squad after the likes of Ismail Ganiu, Richmond Lamptey and Fabio Gama returned to full fitness a fortnight ago. Their visits to the Brong Ahafo Region – hitherto, a very difficult terrain has been smooth this season following a 2-0 win over Aduana FC on January 1.
Strikers Thierry Mbella Etouga, George Mfegue have hit top form in the League and would prove crucial for them on Saturday. Coach Prosper Ogum’s side have not lost in their last four matches on the road – coming off two wins and one draw in matches against Bibiani Gold Stars (1-0), Karela United FC (0-0), Legon Cities (2-1) and Aduana FC (2-0).
Berekum Chelsea have lost once in their last six home matches – a 1-0 defeat to Real Tamale United but could be spared on by the victories against AshantiGold, WAFA and King Faisal not forgetting the stalemates against Eleven Wonders and Great Olympics.
Striker Stephen Amankona will return to Berekum to face his former side for the first time since his summer move to Asante Kotoko.
Asante Kotoko have not won against Berekum Chelsea at the Golden City Park since the latter qualified for the Premier League in 2008.
The match is scheduled for live broadcast on StarTimes Adepa channel 247 at 3pm on Saturday, January 15, 2022.