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02.05.2012 General News

Preview: Kotoko revels but others slug it out

By Ghanaian Chronicle
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Despite Asante Kotoko's early title celebrations, the Glo Premier League depicts a tale of two ends on the standings.

The battle for second place and top-four finish will take centre stage in midweek just like the competition down the log for premiership survival.

The competition enters match-day-27 on Wednesday with new champions, Kotoko traveling away to the Kpando Park to face struggling Heart of Lions, three days after winning the title.

Certainly, for Kotoko, they have nothing to play for unlike their opponents who are battling to stay up the table.

Lions, two points above the drop need to improve on the standings as the season's run-in of matches will provide lots of twists and turns.

AshantiGold, who appear to have lost steam after a brilliant start to the second round will be looking for home comforts to resurrect their hopes of finishing second.

The Miners, after a seven-game winning run have drawn three of their last four matches and lost a game. But against Aduana Stars at the Len Clay Stadium, they will be hoping to return to winning ways.

C.K Akunnor's appointment as coach of Hearts of Oak was expected to have revived the their fortunes, but the Phobians have failed to match the hype that came with his taking over.

Having won just twice in five matches under the ex-Ghana captain, Hearts will attempt to win at home when Wassaman, who are rooted at the bottom of the table turn up at the Accra Sports Stadium.

Berekum Chelsea after being dethroned as champions on Sunday will turn their sights from the continental competition to the domestic league with an away clash against Medeama in Tarkwa.

Liberty Professionals will travel to the Tema Park to meet Tema Youth, who are just three points above the relegation zone.

Bechem United, second from bottom will be at home to Wa All Stars at the Bechem Park while another relegation-threatened side, Berekum Arsenal take on Ebusua Dwarfs at the Golden City Park.

On Thursday, Mighty Jets will clash with New Edubiase at the Accra Sports Stadium to wrap up the midweek fixture pile. Source:

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