Preview: Relegation fear looms
5/12/2012 3:01:12 PM -
It's a decisive Sunday in Ghanaian football as the Glo Premier League winds down gradually with the match-day-28 fixtures dominated by relegation battles.
The 16-team competition with three matches to go has already determined its winner - Asante Kotoko - but the battle to avoid relegation now takes top most attention.
For most, the story of the final weekends will certainly provide many twists and turns as seven clubs - Dwarfs, Tema Youth, Heart of Lions, Mighty Jets, Berekum Arsenal, Bechem and Wassaman - confront a busy Sunday.
Lions' dip in form has seen them slip to 12th on the table with lots to fight for from now till the end of the season. They come up against 10th placed, Ebusua Dwarfs, who are on 35 points and need just a point to guarantee them a place in next season's competition.
Both sides clash at the Tema Stadium in one of the many relegation battles of the weekend.
Tema Youth, sitting 11th on the standings travel to the Agyemang Badu Park to take on Aduana Stars needing all three points to improve their chances of avoiding relegation.
Mighty Jets, level on points - 32- with two sides in the drop zone play bottom side, Wassaman, who have 23 points. For Wassaman, a defeat at the Tarkwa T&A Park will wreck their chances of beating the drop.
Berekum Arsenal, who have worked their way off the foot of the table and on 26 points need a win from their away clash against New Edubiase at the Gyamfi Park to continue their push away from the drop zone.
Bechem United could be in disarray after the weekend with a visit to the Baba Yara Stadium where they take on runaway champions, Asante Kotoko.
Kotoko will be aiming to placate their fans after two consecutive goalless draw games irked their fans. Kotoko will be up for it likewise Bechem, who will be motivated for the crucial game which will decide their season.
In other matches, Liberty Professionals welcome Medeama to the Carl Reindorf Park while AshantiGold's quest to wrestle second position will be tested at the Wa Park where they play All Stars.
Hearts of Oak, who are off duty this weekend will take their turn on Thursday when they play Berekum Chelsea at the Golden City Park.