GPL Preview: Legon Cities target first win against Asante Kotoko

Author: Bernard Neequaye
Justice Blay - Asante Kotoko
Justice Blay is expected to feature for Asante Kotoko

Ghana Premier League (GPL) outfit, Legon Cities FC, are hopeful on snatching their first win of the season on Friday night when they welcome giants Kumasi Asante Kotoko to the Accra Sports Stadium in their second fixture of the ongoing campaign.

Having drawn 2-2 with Liberty Professionals at the Carl Reindorf Park in their opening league match, Legon Cities will bid to earn their first victory of the season when they play host to the Porcupine Warriors in Accra.

Coach Goran Barjaktarevic will have the opportunity to announce himself to the nation by ensuring an emphatic victory over a giant side in Kotoko during his first test of the campaign.

Kotoko, on the other hand, are hopeful of maintaining their winning mentality against Legon Cities when they travel to the capital to lock horns with their opponents.

Legon Cities will aim for their first win of the season

The Porcupine Warriors managed a narrow 1-0 victory over Techiman Eleven Wonders in their opening league game at home and are bent on avoiding a defeat in their second league outing against Legon Cities on Friday night.

Coach Maxwell Konadu faces a tough test away from home and must ensure the likes of Felix Annan, Emmanuel Gyamfi, Justice Blay, Sogne Yacouba, Augustine Okrah, Emmanuel Agyeman Badu and Patrick Yeboah among others can topple their opponents.

Legon Cities will equally have players such as experienced goalkeeper Fatau Dauda, Jeffrey Degorl, Terry Owusu, Theophilus Buabeng, Ahmed Ramadan, Sadik Sule and Eben Dida to match up with Kotoko on the night.

Dancehall legend Shatta Wale will perform before kickoff

The clash is expected to be a thriller under floodlights at the Accra Sports Stadium with the stakes so high especially when both sides will be chasing all three points at stake.

Ticket prices range between GH¢10 and GH¢35