FC Samartex is poised to clash with former champions Asante Kotoko at the Nsenkyire Sports Complex on Saturday.
Currently occupying the 6th spot in the Premier League, FC Samartex has demonstrated resilience with four wins in nine games, complemented by four draws and a single defeat, maintaining an unbeaten streak at home.
In their initial encounter at the Nsenkyire Sports Complex, Asante Kotoko emerged victorious with a 2-1 scoreline.
Asante Kotoko, however, faces challenges in their away performances, having won one, lost two, and drawn one of their last four away games this season, leading them to the 14th place with 10 points.
The Reds’ recent record comprises 2 wins, 3 draws, and four losses, with their last victory dating back to Friday, October 13, 2023.
Kalo Ouattara stands out as the primary goal scorer for the Porcupine Warriors, netting three goals in the league against Accra Lions, Aduana FC, and Nations FC.
As for player availability, Steven Mukwala Desse, Peter Amidu Acquah, Yussif Nurudeen Mohammed, Andrews Ntim Manu, Serge Eric Zeze, George Mfegue, and Sheriff Mohammed are eligible for selection.
On FC Samartex’s side, star acquisition Baba Hamadu Musa, who has made a significant impact since his move from Skyy FC, leads the team in scoring with three goals, forming a formidable partnership with Evans Osei Wusu upfront.
Key players like Emmanuel Keyekeh, Isaac Afful, Dauda Yussif Dauda, Gabriel Bonnah, and James Sowernu are all available for selection under the guidance of coach Nurudeen Amadu.
The game will be broadcast live on StarTimes Adepa channel 247 at 3 pm on Saturday.