The Porcupine Warriors will engage newly promoted side Bolga All Stars in an away fixture at the Tamale Sports Stadium after a struggling to beat another newly promoted side, Elmina Sharks courtesy a 95th minute strike from their scintillating midfielder, Emmanuel Gyamfi.
Impressive and undefeated Kumasi Asante Kotoko will be on the hunt for their fourth straight win of the young season as they take on Bolga All Stars at Tamale but will be cautious not to be complacent as they have five-star performer of the side, Emmanuel Gyamfi.
“It’s been a good run for us. Going five matches without defeat shows that we are working hard. We won’t be swollen headed. We still have a lot to play for. We’re keeping the wining spirit and a good mindset” said Emmanuel Gyamfi.
For the struggling one step off the cellar Bolga All Stars, avoiding their second straight defeat at home after going down 1-3 to Wa All Stars in their outstanding match this midweek will be an arduous one, but the onus is on them to prove that they can hang in with the big-leaguers.
Asante Kotoko will be without goalkeeper Ernest Sowah who suffered a ankle injury few days prior to this fixture, Kwame Boahen, Baba Mahama, Ollenu Ashitey and Evans Quao who is yet to have taste of football this season.
Meanwhile, Kotoko will be boosted by the return of skipper Amos Frimong who hasn’t played since match-day 1 clash with Liberty Professionals.
New signing Awal Mohammed has also been cleared to feature for Kumasi Asante Kotoko and is ready to make is debut on is comeback if given the nod by Coach Zdravko Logarusic.
Striker Yakubu Mohammed will also like to add up to his goal tally facing a side with a porous defence that has concede 12 goals in 5 games.
HEAD TO HEAD: NIL
PREVIOUS MATCHES: NIL
Bolga All Stars 15th with 3 points
Asante Kotoko 2nd with 13 points
Bolga All Stars last five matches
Ebusua Dwarfs 3 – 1 Bolga AllStars
Aduana Stars 4 – 0 Bolga AllStars
Bolga AllStars 1 – 0 Great Olympics
Tema Youth 2 – 0 Bolga AllStars
Bolga AllStars 1 – 3 Wa All Stars
Asante Kotoko last five matches
Asante Kotoko 2 – 1 Liberty Professionals
Berekum Chelsea 0 – 0 Asante Kotoko
Asante Kotoko 1 – 0 Bechem United
Ashanti Gold 0 – 1 Asante Kotoko
Asante Kotoko 1 – 0 Elmina Sharks
REF: Otis Oppong
ASST 1: Joseph Sey
ASST 2: Theresa Akongyram
4TH REF: Yaw Ametepeh
MC: A.S Seidu