Medeama is set to face Aduana Stars FC in an anticipated Ghana Premier League match in Dormaa Ahenkro on Sunday.
However, Medeama’s prospects have been dampened by a string of injuries to key players, leaving them with a depleted squad for this crucial away match at the Nana Agyemang Badu I Stadium.
Several key starters are unavailable for Medeama in this fixture. Top striker Jonathan Sowah, who scored in the recent 2-2 draw against Accra Lions, is sidelined due to an injury he sustained during that match. Wingers Derrick Fordjour and Theophilus Anobah are also unavailable due to varying degrees of injuries. Additionally, in-form midfielder Manuel Mantey, who picked up an injury in the previous game against the capital-based side, is also out.
Coach Evans Augustine Adotey faces the challenge of strategizing without these key players. On a positive note, Zimbabwe international Kudakwashie Mahachi and experienced defender Kwadwo Amoako are back in the squad, offering some relief.
Kudakwashie Mahachi, aged 27, is now poised to make his competitive debut for the Ghana champions, following a delay due to paperwork issues after his arrival in Tarkwa.
It’s worth noting that Medeama has never won against Aduana Stars FC, with their only positive result being a draw in 2019 during the normalisation committee special competition. Aduana Stars FC, being the home team, are seen as the favorites, given their track record and historical advantage.
Aduana Stars’ new coach, Yaw Acheampong, will be eager to secure his first win after losing the opening match against Samartex. They also welcome back attacker Bright Adjei on loan from Tanzanian club Singida Fountain Gate, which could boost their attacking options.