Eighth week games of the 2019/20 Ghana Premier League (GPL) will be honoured in midweek with the biggest clash of the round between Accra Hearts of Oak and Ashantigold fixed for Thursday.
Both sides are coming from narrow wins in the weekend’s matches to entertain their respective fans as they aim to climb the league log.
Hearts bounced back with a 1-0 victory over Dreams FC on Sunday after their ego was shattered by Asante Kotoko the previous week in the first round clash of Ghana’s ‘Clasico’.
The ‘Miners’ also struggled a little but managed a slim 1-0 win over Premier League strugglers Dwarfs at the Len Clay Stadium in Obuasi on Sunday.
The clash therefore promises to be full of fireworks.
Asante Kotoko who escaped a scare from Liberty Professionals on Sunday in Kumasi with a 1-1 draw result will play as guests of WAFA at Sogakope.
WAFA has been gingered by the first away win of the competition that came against Great Olympics at the Accra Sports Stadium.
With the Sogakope field often being a waterloo for the traditional clubs including Kotoko, WAFA will be expected to beat the visitors to sustain the momentum but would find Kotoko a difficult nut to crack.
Dwarfs remain in search of an opening win and will return to the Cape Coast Sports Stadium to welcome high-flying Aduana Stars in a battle that could make their dream illusive.
A match of equals is expected to be fought at Techiman where Techiman XI Wonders cross swords with Inter Allies FC from Tema.
At the Baba Yara Sports Stadium, two sides yet to establish their rhythm in the competition, King Faisal Babies and Great Olympics will come face to face with the former determined to record their first win.
The clash will have on parade some of the experienced players back in the country with Oly expected to have in their fold Gladson Awako, Emmanuel Clottey and Ernest Sowah with former Kotoko midfielder, Daniel Nii Adjei set to be handed a rare start for the Alhaji Grusah boys.
Liberty Professionals will host Dreams FC at the Dansoman Carl Reindorf Park while Legon Cities and Elmina Sharks sort things out at the Accra Sports Stadium tomorrow.
BY ANDREW NORTEY