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Match-by-Match Preview for Day-26 of Ghana Premier League

Dreams FC v Asante Kotoko – 15:00 GMT, StarTimes Adepa channel 247

Dreams FC welcome Asante Kotoko to the Theatre of Dreams, Dawu in their Ghana Premier League Matchday 26 showdown. The hosts are flirting with relegation despite having two games in hand and will go all out against the former champions who are winless since Matchday 19 when they beat Bibiani Gold Stars 1-0 at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium in Kumasi.

Dreams FC are 16th on the league table with 28 points and are winless in their last 5 league games having recorded 19 home points in the ongoing campaign. The Still Believe lads have scored 17 and conceded 10 league goals – the second lowest in this campaign and head into the game with two successive draws in their last 2 home games.

Asante Kotoko are winless in their last 5 league games and are currently 10th in the league table with 33 points – 13 points of the top. The Porcupine Warriors have managed 15 points on the road this season: conceded 13 and scored 13 league goals – to become the best away side in the league. They go into the game buoyed by the draw they secured at Fosu Gyeabuor against Bechem United.

Dreams FC have played Asante Kotoko three times at home since 2020/21 season with Dreams FC winning one and losing two. In the 2020/21 season, Dreams FC lost 1-0 to Asante Kotoko, suffered a 3-1 defeat in the 2021/22 season before winning 2-0 in the 2022/23 season.

Dreams FC top scorer Agyenim Boateng Mensah will miss the game on Sunday after been sent off at the Golden City Park n midweek. Their star man Abdul Aziz Issah is however available with the likes of Eric Boateng, Abdul Jalilu, McCarthy Ofori, Sylvester Simba, Dede Ishmael, Godfred Atuahene, John Antwi, Emmanuel Agyei, Sulemana Suhiyini and returnee Joseph Esso.

Asante Kotoko star man Stephen Mukwala Desse is also available and hopes to extend his 9 league goals tally. Yahaya Baba, Justice Blay, Nicholas Bonsu, Rocky Dwamena, Emmanuel Kotei, Enock Morrison, Andrews Ntim, Yusif Nurudeen, Isaac Oppong, Kalo Ouattara and Henry Ansu all ready for the game.

Medeama SC v Legon Cities15:00 GMT

Medeama SC will lock horns with Legon Cities at the Akoon Park in Tarkwa on Sunday, days after beating Hearts of Oak 2-0 to improve their placing in the table. The Champions are 6th on the league table with 36 points, having won 2, suffered 2 defeats and drawn 1 in their last 5 outings. They have picked 27 points at home in the league this season, scoring 12 and conceding 3 in the process.

Legon Cities have lost their last 4 away games and ranks amongst the poorest away performers in the League. They have accumulated a paltry 8 points from 12 away games – scored 6 and conceded 16 league goals. The Royals are 13th in the league table with 32 points – with one outstanding game against Dreams FC.

Medeama SC have beaten Legon Cities three times in their last meetings at Akoon Park.

Medeama SC boasts Kamaradini Mamudu, Manuel Mantey, Daouda Sidibe, Fatawu Sulemana, Bernardino Tetteh, Micheal Enu, Daniel Lomotey, Kofi Asmah, Kobina Amoah and Godfred Abban.

Legon Cities top scorer Kwabena Boateng is expected to start the game on Sunday. Other key players who are likely to feature for Samuel Fabin include, Fredrick Akatuk, Stephen Asare, Morris Fuseini, Nicholas Mensah, Joseph Mereku, Mohammed Suleman, Kamal Suraje and Samuel Tenedu. Mohammed Alidu will miss the clash after receiving a red card against leaders FC Samartex in midweek.

Bechem United v Real Tamale United – 15:00 GMT

At the Nana Fosu Gyeabour Park Bechem United will take on bottom placed Real Tamale United.

Bechem United have accumulated 35 points and are currently 8th in the league table, having won 1, lost 1 and drawn 3 in their last 5 league games. The Hunters have kept clean sheets in their last 3 home league games, scored 16, conceded 5 goals – with 24 points accumulated in 12 home matches.

Real Tamale United have managed only 3 points at home following 11 defeats and 1 win in the process. The Tamale lads have scored 9 and conceded 29 league goals – the poorest in the League and languish at the bottom of the table with 25 points.

Bechem United have played Real Tamale United twice at home since 2020/21 season with Bechem United winning both encounters. In the 2021/22 season Bechem United beat Real Tamale United 2-0 and won 6-2 in the 2022/23 season.

Bechem United go into the game with the likes of Cephas Mantey, Emmanuel Ababio, Emmanuel Abban, Francs Acquah, Emmanuel Annor, David Asabere, Clinton Duodu, Joseph Kinful, Samuel Kuffour, Seth Kwadwo and Isaiah Nyarko.

Mohammed Mankuyeli has banged in 8 league goals for Real Tamale United and forms a deadly partnership with Afriyie Owusu (7 goals) upfront. Also, Asuno Adjetey, Abdul Aziz, Iddrisu Gadafi, Faisal Gariba, Adams Hafiz, Mohammed Iddriss, Baba Kushibo and Abdul Sayibu and Alhassan Musah aim to feature for Real Tamale United.

Nsoatreaman FC v Great Olympics – 15:00 GMT

Nsooatreman FC will square off with Accra Great Olympics at the Prof. Nana Amoah Koronmansah II Park on Sunday.

Nsoatreman FC made the headlines after defeating Asante Kotoko on Thursday and aim continue their jolly ride against Accra Great Olympics. The Nsoatre lads are 5th in the league table with 37 points, having won 2, lost 2 and drawn 1 in their last 5 league games.

Nsoatreman FC have accumulated 23 points – scored 11 and conceded 5 league goals at home going into this encounter.

Great Olympics have lost their last three away league encounters in this campaign, having scored 4 and conceded 14 league goals – with 8 points picked up from 13 away matches. Great Olympics have suffered 2 defeats, won 1 and drawn 2 in their last 5 outings and are currently 12th in the league table with 32 points.

Nsoatreman FC have beaten Great Olympics (2-1) once at home since joining the top-flight in the 2022/23 season.

Nsoatreman FC top scorer Manaf Umar is available for selection and will hope to add to his 7 goals tally. Other players include, Mohammed Abdul Rahaman, Richard Acquah, Morrison Anokye, Stephan Diyou, Apetorgbor Foster, Walid Neymah Fuseini, Mohammed Issaka and Eric Osei Bonsu.

For Great Olympics, their top scorer Emmanuel Antwi (6 goals) is expected to start the game with the likes of Albert Amoah, Mathew Abayase, Emmanuel Akesseh, Samuel Ashie-Quaye, Richard Botchway, Boateng Frimpong, Raymond Grippman, Isaac Mensah and Yusif Razak all fit for selection.

Nations FC v Bofoakwa Tano – 15:00 GMT

Second placed Nations FC will host Bofoakwa Tano at the Dr. Kwame Kyei Sports Complex, Abrankese on Sunday.

Nations FC are three points behind leaders FC Samartex and go into this game looking to bounce back to winning ways after losing 1-0 to Real Tamale United in midweek. The new boys have won 4 and lost 1 in their last 5 league games and are unbeaten at home after scoring 24 and conceded 7 league goals.

Bofoakwa Tano are 15th in the league table with 29 points, having won 3 and suffered 2 losses in their last 5 encounters. The Bofo lads are yet to record an away win in the league this season, as they’ve managed only 8 points on the road.

Asamoah Boateng Afriyie is the joint top scorer in the league this season with 10 goals and will be available for the clash. Emmanuel Boahene, Micheal Awuah, Prince Acquah, Barimah Baah, Kwame Boakye, Richard Danso, Abdul Karim and Razak Simpson are all ready to feature for Nations FC.

Bofoakwa Tano top scorer Saaka Dauda is available for the game and hopes to extend his 8 league goals tally. Emmanuel Agyenim Boateng, Bashiru Abu, Tomas Agyapong, Sammy Osae Akoto, Alhassan Ali, Andrew Appau, Charles Mensah, Steven Owusu and Ado Zack are all available for the Sunyani lads.

Aduana FC v Heart of Lions – 15:00 GMT

Two-time champions Aduana FC will clash with relegation battlers Heart of Lions at the Nana Agyemang Badu I Park in Dormaa.

Aduana FC are the second-best club with most home points (33) in 13 home games. They have scored 26 and conceded 9 league goals and go into this game as favorites. The former champions are 3rd in the league table with 39 points having won 2 and lost 3 in their last 5 league games.

Heart of Lions are 17th in the league table with 25 points after 1 win, 1 draw and 3 losses in their last 5 appearances. Heart of Lions have managed 4 points, (scored 6 and conceded 16 league goals) on the road – the second lowest in the league this season. They go into this game looking to improve their record following 6 consecutive defeats on the road.

Isaac Mintah is still absent due to injury, but the likes of Bright Adjei, Sam Adams, Emmanuel Gyamfi, Richard Afriyie, Raymond Agyemang, Douglas Owusu Ansah, Richard Mahama, Gabriel Akwasi Mensah, Emmanuel Obuobi, Frank Owusu and Kyeremeh Silas are all available.

Heart of Lions also go into the game with players like Ebenezer Abban, Kwesi Pong, Ruben Hennessy, Yaw Danso, Bismarck Anim, Ishmael Addo, Mohaison Mahmoud, Emmanuel Ofori and Mustapha Yakubu.

FC Samartex v Berekum Chelsea – 15:00 GMT

Leaders FC Samartex will do battle with Berekum Chelsea at the Nsenkyire Sports Arena in Samreboi, days after picking one point against Legon Cities at Dawu.

FC Samartex 1996 are unbeaten in their last 5 league games as they sit atop the table with 46 points after 25 rounds of games. The Timber Boys have managed 33 points at home in this campaign, scored 23 and conceded 4.

Berekum Chelsea left it late to beat Dreams FC 3-2 on Wednesday to move up to 4th in the league table with 38 points. The Barberries have won 2, lost 2 and recorded 1 draw in their last 5 league encounters. Berekum Chelsea are winless in their last 4 away league games, scoring 7 and conceding 21 league goals in 13 away matches.

FC Samartex 1996 have played Berekum Chelsea once at home in the league since making their top-flight debut in the 2022/23 season with the sides sharing the spoils in a 1-1 draw.

Baba Musa and Evans Osei Wusu have 8 league goals each for leaders FC Samartex 1996 and will push for more goals on Sunday. Francis Gyetuah, Emmanuel Keyekeh, Ebenezer Ocran, James Sewornu, Dauda Yussif Seidu, Desmond Gyabeng, Isaac Afful and Emmanuel Boakye Owusu are all available for selection.

Berekum Chelsea Stephen Amankonah netted a brace against Dreams FC to take his tally to 10 league goals. Collins Ameyaw, Lord Amoah, Patrick Ansu, Yaw Dankwah, Zakaria Fuseini, Hubert Gyan, Flavien Kwasi, Frank Oppong and Emmanuel Sarpong are all looking ahead to the game on Sunday.

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