Kotoko on course for historic titleBy Ghanafa.org
4/28/2012 12:01:04 AM -
This weekend could see Kumasi Asante Kotoko crowned champions of the 2011/2012 Glo Premier League with four matches to spare.
A vital victory away in the previous week over relegation-threatened Mighty Jets meant that Maxwell Konadu's men have one hand on the trophy as they only need to win on Sunday to crown themselves with four games to spare.
But before Kotoko kick off their title contest, Mighty Jets will be playing to avoid the drop when they make the short trip to Dansoman to play Ebusua Dwarfs at the Carl Reindorf Park on Saturday. The match is Dwarfs' home game as they continue to serve their 12-match home ban following crowd violence in Cape Coast.
The Glo Premier League title is set for a decider at the Baba Yara Stadium on Sunday afternoon.Asante Kotoko could be named champions of Ghana for the 22nd time if they win against Berekum Arsenal, who are pushing to avoid relegation. With 14-points separating them from the second-placed team, AshantiGold, the Porcupine Warriors must win over the Gunners to land the title.
'When I took the job, I was not looking at making an impact in a short time. But here we are.
'I am very surprised and I believe the collective effort of everybody has helped us a lot,' Kotoko coach, Maxwell Konadu said.
AshantiGold, who had mounted a decent challenge have seen their efforts collapse after a run of seven consecutive wins gave way to three drawn games on the trot.
The Miners in second, will visit the Carl Reindorf Park to play Liberty Professionals.
Hearts of Oak, fresh from their FA Cup victory over Dunkwa United in midweek, have a tough game awaiting them in Bekwai against New Edubiase. C.K. Akunnor's side are looking to finish the season in second after seeing their title hopes blown two weeks ago when they lost to rivals, Kotoko.
Medeama's push for a top-four finish will be tested at the Tarkwa T&A Park when they welcome Tema Youth.
Elsewhere, struggling Heart of Lions go to Wa to take on All Stars, who have suffered a slump in form that has seen them drop from the top-four to 9th place.
Aduana Stars are playing second from bottom side, Bechem United at the Agyemang Badu Park to wrap up a busy weekend in the premiership.