One of the standout games of match-week 9 of the Ghana Premier League sees league leaders Ashanti Gold play hosts to Medeama in what should be a sell-out.
The Miners are coming into the game full of confidence and vigor as the 2-1 victory in Accra vs Olympics last weekend shot them to the top of the standings, level on 15 points with Bechem United.
They are almost unblemished at the Len Clay so far this season winning three of the four games with the only asterisk coming in the 2-2 stalemate vs Karela in the season curtain-raiser. They have scored 13 goals so far, 5 coming against King Faisal and 4 vs Elmina Sharks with the likes of Hans Kwofie, Appiah McCarthy, Isaac Opoku Agyemang, Dacosta Boadu, David Abagna and Yaw Annor bearing the torch for the run of good form Ashgold find themselves in with it believed that the pieces have gradually begun falling in place for Milovan Cirkovic and his charges.
They will surely be relishing this one and will be bullish of their chances of making it four home wins this season. Richard Osei Agyemang is back in contention for a starting berth having served suspension.
Medeama for their part will be looking for consecutive wins for the first time this season but they just couldn’t have asked for a tougher ground to do that. They could be really in for a baptism of fire if the run of just a solitary victory at Len Clay since their debut in the topflight is any anything to go by.
The Yellow and Mauves lie tenth on the standings with just 10 points having made an indifferent start to the season per their standards and will be looking for improvements. The likes of Agyenim Boateng who is top scorer so far this season with 3 goals, Justice Blay, Akwasi Donsu and Rashid Nortey have begun finding some form and could all stake a claim for Medeama in this game considering Ashgold have failed to keep a clean sheet at home so far this season.
Goalkeeper Frank Boateng is also in line to face his former club with first choice Eric Ofori Antwi out with injury. Ahmed Toure watched from the sidelines as Medeama beat Aduana last weekend in Tarkwa but it still remains to be seen if he will get a run in in this one and make his debut for the Yellow and Mauves