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21.01.2007 Sports News

Match-day-19 preview

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Match-day-19 preview
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The weekend's premiership action has two derby games with the game at the Len Clay stadium topping the bill on match-day-19.

Match action began on Saturday at the Ho sports stadium where, ninth-placed King Faisal were beaten 2-0 by Great Olympics.

The Wonder Boys scored one goal apiece in each half with Edward Sosu scoring from a spot kick while Emmanuel Clottey got the second.

Tema Youth and Real Sportive shared the spoils in their local derby at the Tema park.

Frank Osei put Sportive in the lead when he connected home in the first half but a minute into injury time, Ahmed Limann got the equaliser for Tema Youth.

On Sunday, six games come up across the country.

Kumasi Asante Kotoko in the previous year looked the best side in the premiership, the Porcupine Warriors beat AshantiGold to win the 2006 season in the abridged competition.

But that same form that saw Kotoko enter the New Year as table toppers has fizzled out with two straight defeats this year.

The Porcupine Warriors have only managed just a point from a maximum of 12 in their last four league games.

However on Sunday, they are yet again faced with a difficult task at the Len Clay Stadium where they battle AshantiGold in match-day-19.

Only a point separates Kotoko, who are second and third placed, AshantiGold.

Though Kotoko have stuttered, the Miners haven't enjoyed too much success this year like they showed at the start of the league season.

And Sunday's game could go either way. But after a mid-season house cleaning by Kotoko, the available players would like to justify their worth and pick the booty from Len Clay.

At the Coronation park, Hearts of Oak would try to put behind them their first home defeat suffered last week when they play Bofoakwa Tano.

The Phobians are two points clear at the top and still have a game to spare but they would certainly attempt picking the maximum points from their host.

Real Tamale United still plotting an escape route from relegation take on Berekum Arsenals at the Kaladan park.

Sekondi Hasaacas return to the Gyandu park where they welcome Heart of Lions.

The Swedru park would witness the local derby between Feyenoord Academy and Gamba All Blacks in the reverse fixture clash. The Black Magicians won 2-0 over Feyenoord in their last encounter.

Then, improving Power FC, who are still stack at the bottom of the table welcome Liberty Professionals to the Ho sports stadium on Sunday.