betPawa Ghana Premier League: Hearts of Oak face Bofoakwa Tano’s test
Accra Hearts of Oak will draw for Bofoakwa Tano’s blood when they travel to face them in their Week Three betPawa Ghana Premier League (GPL) fixture today at the Sunyani Coronation Park.
The Phobians who came back from their opening day 1-0 defeat to Real Tamale United (RTU) to clinch a 1-0 victory over Nsoatreman FC in their week two game, will be poised to secure a second consecutive victory over their host.
Hearts have been preparing feverishly for the encounter as they thrashed lower tier side SABA FC 6-0 in a friendly game on Tuesday.
The result has since boosted the confidence of Hearts’ players and fans while sending shivers down the spines of the resurgent Bofoakwa.
The likes of Kwadwo Obeng Jnr, Mitchelle Sarpong, Hamza Issah and Albert Dieudonne who were impressive in the friendly encounter would be fired up for the encounter away from home.
Matches between the two sides, are keenly-contested usually ending in stalemates but the visitors will be looking forward to clinching all three points today.
Bofoakwa Tano on the other hand are making a ‘scary’ return to the league with an impressive run so far.
The club managed to secure four points from their opening two games; a 0-0 draw with Accra Great Olympics and a 2-1 victory over RTU.
The host will certainly be a hard nut to crack as they will be determined to maintain their momentum and secure another victory.
Interestingly, Bofoakwa occupy the second position on the league table and with more of such impressive performances, they could give the league title a shot.
With very passionate fan bases for both clubs, it promises to be a cracker as hundreds would be expected to throng the venue for the showdown.
In other games set for tomorrow, Kumasi Asante Kotoko will host Karela United at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium in an interesting encounter at 6pm.
Kotoko will be hoping to bounce back from their defeat to Bibiani Gold Stars in their last encounter and also secure their first win of the season.
In other games RTU would play returnees Hearts of Lions at the Aliu Mahama Stadium in Tamale while Great Olympics will square off with Bibiani Gold Stars at the Accra Sports Stadium.
Elsewhere, Legon Cities will face Aduana Stars at the El- Wak Stadium while Samartex battle Bechem United at Nsenkyire Sports Arena.
The encounters between Dreams FC and Nsoatreman, Medeama and Nations FC will be played on Wednesday due to Dreams and Medeama’s involvement in continental football.
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By Michael D. Abayateye