Real Tamale United (RTU) vs FC Samartex 1996: 15:00GMT, Nalerigu

League leaders FC Samartex 1996 travel to a Real Tamale United (RTU) outfit still scrapping for their top-flight status at the Naa Sheriga Sports Complex on Sunday May 6, 2024.

The Timber giants are seven points clear at the top of the table and will move a step closer of securing their first ever Ghana Premier League title if they manage a win away from home.

They staved off a brilliant performance from Great Olympics to win 1-0 at the Nsenkyire Sports Arena to maintain their firm grip at the top of the table.

FC Samartex have been absolutely brilliant this season, learning lessons from their relegation escape last season to now on the cusp of a historic Premier League crown.

They travel to the northern part of Ghana aiming to add RTU to their list of victims in the Ghanaian top-flight.

RTU are rocked-bottom and will have to do the unthinkable to avoid the drop following a difficult campaign laced with financial difficulties and change of venues.

A win for FC Samartex will but all secure the league title for the Aboi-based side as they will play three home matches in the remaining five subsequent games.

Real Tamale United have won 2 and suffered 3 defeats in their last 5 games. They are at the bottom of the table with 25 points from 27 matches with one outstanding game to be cleared on the road against Dreams FC.

Real Tamale United lost their last home game against Nsoatreman FC, accumulating 22 points, scoring 17 and conceding 15. They are ranked as the 3rd least performers at home.  Real Tamale United have conceded the most goals in this campaign (47).

FC Samartex 1996 have accumulated 52 points from 28 matches and sit on top of the table, having won 3, drawn 1 and lost 1 in their last 5 games.

They have managed to secure 13 points away from home, scoring 10 and conceding 15. The Samreboi based are winless in their last 4 away encounters and are ranked as the 4th best away side in this campaign. FC Samartex 1996 are the second highest scoring side in this campaign (37).

It’s a cracker between the 3rd weakest home side and the 3rd best away side in the league.

The basement side Real Tamale United have played Coach Nurudeen Amadu’s side once at home in the league since FC Samartex 1996 jointed the Premiership in the 2022/23 season as it ended in goalless draw.

Mohammed Mankuyeli despite his club current form in the league has banged in 9 goals and will be available for the clash on Sunday. Asuno Adjetey, Issah Ahmed, Abdul Aziz, Iddrisu Gadafi, Faisal Gariba, Adams Hafiz, Mohammed Iddriss, Baba Kushibo, Awudu Mohammed and Lord Adabo are all fit for selection.

FC Samartex 1996 top scorer Evans Osei Wusu is expected to lead the attack with the likes of Baba Musah and Emmanuel Keyekeh all in contention.

Other key players like Emmanuel Mamah, James Sewornu, Dauda Yussif Seidu, Michael Ephson, Ebenezer Acquah, Isaac Afful, Richmond Darko, Desmond Gyabeng, Emmanuel Adu Siaw, Kwasi Ofosu and Francis Gyetuah are all available for selection.

Heart of Lions vs Nsoatreman FC: 15:00GMT, Kpando

Heart of Lions and Nsoatreman FC come together on Sunday at the Kpando Stadium with the host looking to ensure their survival in the Ghana Premier League before the end of the season.

The hosts come into this match on the back of two league games without defeat, while the visitors have gone five matches without a defeat.

Lions have had an extremely difficult time on their return to the Ghanaian top-flight, going through two coaches and now fighting for their safety in the top flight.

Veteran coach Bashir Hayford has the herculean task of guiding the side to safety in what has been a tumultuous campaign for the Premier League returnees.

The hosts will aim to continue their resurgence with a win against Nsoatreman FC after they drew 1-1 at Bechem United last weekend.

They also thumped second-placed Nations FC 3-0 in their last home game at the Kpando Stadium.

Heart of Lions have accumulated 29 points from 28 matches and currently sit 17th on the league table, having won 2, drawn 1 and suffered 2 defeats in their last 5 outings. Hearts of Lions have recorded 24 points, scoring 17 and conceding 8 at home. The Kpando based have won their last 2 consecutive home games and kept clean sheets in the process.

Nsoatreman FC sit 5th on the table with 42 points from 28 matches, having won 2 and drawn 3 in their last 5 encounters. Nsoatreman FC have managed to secure 17 points, scoring 12 and conceding 17 goals. Coach Maxwell Konadu’s side have won their last 2 games away from home and ranked as the best away side in this campaign so far.

Hearts of Lions are yet to host Nsoatreman FC at home since returning to the Premier League in the 2023/24 season.

Heart of Lions skipper Ebenezer Abban has netted 6 goals this season and is expected to start the game on Sunday with the likes of Mustapha Yakubu, Ishmael Addo, Bismarck Anim, Christian Boateng, Yaw Danso, Ruben Hennessey, Mohaison Mahmoud, Emmanuel Ofori, Nana Oppong, Akwasi Duah, Abdul Musah and Godfred Asamoah Kwadwo all available.

Nsoatreman FC star Manaf Umar, who has bagged 7 goals so far is available for selection. The likes of Stephan Diyou, Collins Kudjoe, Mohammed Abdul Rahaman, Morrison Anokye, Sadat Mohammed, Bortey Acquaye, Meider Kwabena, Philip Ofori, Eric Osei Bonsu, Walid Neymah Fuseini and Apetorgbor Foster all fit and ready for the game.

Asante Kotoko vs Legon Cities: 15:00GMT, Kumasi,  StarTimes Adepa channel 247

Asante Kotoko will hope to continue their resurgence in the Premier League when they entertain Legon Cities at home on Sunday.

The Porcupine Warriors appears to have found their mojo after picking four points from a possible six from two matches.

The record Ghana Premier League holders beat league leaders Samartex 1-0 and sniffed a point at Tarkwa in a 1-1 stalemate against defending champions Medeama.

Coach Dr. Prosper Nartey Ogum’s men have their work cut out for them when they welcome Cities to the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi.

Asante Kotoko will have to dig deep for a win following recent struggles at home where the team had gone seven matches without a win prior to their solitary success over FC Samartex 1996.

That win, followed by their 1-1 draw at Medeama, has sparked a new wave of optimism within the group as they host Legon Cities.

The Cities will be out for revenge against the Porcupine Warriors after they suffered a 3-1 defeat in the reverse fixture at the WAFA park in Sogakope almost six months ago.

The Royals have recorded back-to-back wins in the league following victories against Hearts of Oak and Berekum Chelsea.

Asante Kotoko are 11th on the table with 37 points after 28 matches, having won 1, drawn 2 and suffered 2 defeats in their last 5 games. They are the lowest ranked team with the least number of points accumulated at home, scoring 11 and conceding 9 goals.

Legon Cities have accumulated 38 points from 27 matches with one outstanding game to play against Dreams FC. The Royals have won 3, drawn 1 and lost 1 in their last 5 encounters. They have recorded 8 points away from home, scoring 6 and conceding 17.

Paa Kwesi Fabin’s side are winless in their last 5 away matches.

Kotoko have played Legon Cities three times at home since 2020/21 season with the Kumasi giants winning one, drawing one and losing one.

In the 2020/21 season, Asante Kotoko beat Legon Cities 1-0, lost 1-3 in the 2021/22 season before recording a 1-1 draw in the 2022/23 season.

Asante Kotoko Star man Stephen Mukwala Desse will be available for selection on Sunday as well as Shadrack Addo, Henry Ansu, Yahaya Baba, Justice Blay, Emmanuel Kotei, Nicholas Bonsu, Enock Morrison, Andrews Ntim, Serge Zeze, Sherif Mohammed and Kalo Ouattara.

Legon Cities star man Kwabena Boateng, who has scored 5 goals so far, and last week’s brace-hero Frederick Atatuk are available for selection.

They can also count on the likes of Frank Akoto, Mohammed Alidu, Stephen Appiah Asare, Morris Fuseini, Mohammed Suleman, Samuel Tenedu, Albert Yeboah, Rahim Abdul, Stephen Blankson and Fredrick Akatuk.

Accra Great Olympics vs Medeama SC: 15:00GMT, Accra

Accra Great Olympics play host to Medeama SC on Sunday afternoon looking for the win that will help to steer them clear off the drop zone.

The capital side will be aiming to return to winning ways after losing 1-0 at leaders FC Samartex 1996 last weekend.

The “Dade Boys” are back in the capital to face defending champions Medeama in an epic match at the Accra Sports Stadium.

Given their recent struggles, it would come as no surprise if Medeama fail to successfully defend their top-flight crown.

The Mauve and Yellow have huffed and puffed since they exited the CAF Champions League and now almost set to lose out on their title defence.

Great Olympics are 14th on the table with 33 points after 27 matches with one outstanding game to be played. They have picked 1 win, drawn twice and suffered 2 defeats in their last 5 outings. The Dade Boys are the 6th lowest ranked club in the league this season with the least number of points accumulated (24). They’ve won 6, drawn 6 and lost 1, scored 14 and conceded 6 goals.

Medeama SC are winless in their last 4 consecutive away matches. They’ve managed to secure 9 points, scoring 9 and shipping in 18 goals away from home. The Mauve and Yellow are 8th on the table with 40 points from 28 matches, having won 2, drawn 1 and suffered 2 defeats. They are ranked among the top ten best away sides in the league in this campaign.

Great Olympics have played Medeama SC three times at home in the league since 2020/21 season with Great Olympics winning two and losing one.

In the 2020/21 season, Great Olympics beat Medeama SC 1-0, lost 1-2 in the 2021/22 season before recording a 1-0 win in the 2022/23 season.

Great Olympics boasts Gladson Awako, Emmanuel Akesseh, Albert Amoah, Prince Afrifa, Raymond Grippman, Razak Kasim, Isaac Mensah, Christopher Nettey, Ebenezer Sekyere, Sahadu Sulley, Mathew Agama, Richard Botchway and Kekeli Attor, who are all fit to start the game on Sunday.

Medeama SC can rely on quality players such as Kamaradini Mamudu, Manuel Mantey, Diawisie Taylor, Bernardinho Tetteh, Hamidu Abdul Fatawu, Daouda Sidibe, Kelvin Nkrumah, Kofi Asmah, David Boison, Nurudeen Abdulai, Derrick Fordjour, Michael Enu, Godknows Dzakpasu and Kobina Amoah.

Bibiani GoldStars FC vs Bechem United: 15: 00GMT, Bibiani 

Bibiani GoldStars FC welcome Bechem United to the Duns Park on Sunday seeking to extend their impressive home record.

The Miners have won their last seven home matches and will seek to add United to the list of their victims.

Coach Frimpong Manso’s men sniffed a point of Nations FC last weekend, drawing goalless at the Dr. Kwame Kyei Sports Complex at Abrankese.

They will be buoyed by their fine performance away from home as they welcome Bechem United to the mining town.

United themselves are in need of an emergency oxygen following their 1-1 stalemate at home to Heart of Lions last weekend.

Bibiani Gold Stars have won their last seven consecutive home games and are the best home scoring side in this campaign, scoring 29 and conceding 14 in 14 appearances with 30 accumulated points.

The Miners are the 5th best home side this season. The Bibiani based side have recorded 3 wins, 1 draw and suffered 1 defeat in their last 5 matches. They are 9th on the table with 39 points after 28 matches.

Bechem United have accumulated 40 points from 27 matches with one outstanding game to be played against Dreams FC.  They are unbeaten in their last 5 matches with 1 win and 4 draws. The Hunters have managed to secure 12 points away from home, scored 12 and conceded 15 goals. They are ranked as the 5th best away side so far in the league. Bechem United are winless in their last 5 away fixtures.

It’s a battle between the 5th best home side and the 5th best away side.

Bibiani Gold Stars have played Bechem United 2 times at home since 2020/21 season with Bibiani Gold Stars winning all.

In the 2021/22 season, Bibiani Gold Stars beat Bechem United 1-0 and repeated same score line in the 2022/23 season.

Bibiani Gold Stars powerhouses Prince Kwabena Owusu and Alex Aso, who have scored a combined 16 goals, are available for the match on Sunday.

Other key players including Frank Amankwah, Gideon Anaba, Vincent Atingah, Eric Bosomtwi, William Dankyi, Ronald Frimpong, Charles Gyamfi, Emmanuel Odai, Abednego Tetteh, Adraman Yahaya and Emmanuel Appau are all available for the match.

Bechem United top scorer Cephas Mantey is fit and available for the game as well as Francis Acquah, Emmanuel Ababio, Emmanuel Annor, Clinton Duodu, Joseph Kinful, Samuel Kuffour, Isaiah Nyarko, Gabriel Tenlep, Emmanuel Abban, Francis Twene and Emmanuel Owusu.

Bofoakwa Tano vs Dreams FC: 15:00 GMT, Sunyani

Bofoakwa Tano’s fight for survival in the Ghana Premier League will continue this Sunday as they host Dreams FC.

Bofo will look to take a step toward securing their safety when they entertain fellow strugglers Dreams FC at the Sunyani Coronation park.

The home side are just above the drop zone but the visitors, who are caught in the relegation trap-net have four outstanding matches due to their participation in the 2023-24 CAF Confederation Cup.

John Eduafor’s  men currently sit just a point above their opponent Dreams FC, showcasing how impactful a victory could be this weekend, as it might lead to an improvement on the league table.

But they will need another big performance like last weekend when they picked a point at Nsoatreman FC.

As far as the visitors are concerned, it will be business as usual, with the Believers looking to take their current continental form into the game.

Bofoakwa Tano have recorded 3 consecutive draws, 1 win and suffered 1 defeat in their last 5 outings. The Bofo lads are 15th on the table with 32 points after 28 matches. Bofoakwa Tano are the second club with the least number of points recorded at home (22), scored 10 and conceded 10. They are unbeaten in their last 4 home matches.

Dreams FC have accumulated 31 points from 24 matches with 4 outstanding games to play against Real Tamale United, Great Olympics, Legon Cities and Bechem United.

The Still Believe lads have won 1, drawn 2 and suffered 2 defeats in their last 5 games. Coach Abdul Karim Zito’s side have managed to secure 9 points, scored 7 and conceded 16 goals away from home. Dreams FC are winless in their last 3 away league matches.

Bofoakwa Tano are yet to play Dreams FC at home in the league since returning into the top-flight in the 2023/24 season.

Saaka Dauda has featured in 27 matches for Bofoakwa Tano in the league this season, scored 8 goals and will be available for the clash on Sunday.

Emmanuel Agyenim Boateng , Aboagye Dacosta, Sammy Osae Akoto, Alhassan Ali, Emmanuel Ankrah, Andrew Appau, Solomon Obilitey, Ado Zack, Bashiru Abu, Clinton Baffour, Najib Ibrahim and Isaac Baffoe are all available and well prepared for the game.

Youngster Abdul Aziz Issah is expected to form a formidable attacking partnership with Agyenim Boateng Mensah and John Antwi up front for Dreams FC.

Other key players to watch in the game include, Abdul Jalilu, Eric Boateng, Ofori McCarthy, Sulemana Suhiyini, Godfred Atuahene, Emmanuel Agyei, Sylvester Simba, Dede Ishmael and Seth Agyemang.

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