Hearts eager to break Aduana Stars in Accra

Hearts eager to break Aduana Stars in Accra

• Sam Adams – Aduana forward

 The Accra Sports Stadium will be fired up tomor­row when Hearts of Oak welcome league leaders, Aduana Stars to a tantalis­ing betPawa Premier League match-day 18 clash.

The first round saw the visitors snatch a narrow 1-0 victory over the 10-man Pho­bians under the former Coach Samuel Boadu on match-day one.

Former forward Bright Adjei scored the only goal for the ‘Ogya’ lads at the Nana Agyeman Badu I Park.

In their last meeting, Hearts recorded a 3-1 victo­ry over Berekum Chelsea at home and will aim to contin­ue their fine form, despite conceding one defeat on home soil against Bechem United which ended 2-1.

The game will provide Hearts with a huge advantage to close up the gap, should they emerge victors.

Aduana Stars are un­doubtedly the side with the best away record, having lost three, won won four and drawn two.

Despite top scorer Bright Adjei moving to Tanzania, the two-time Premier League winners have been solid with two wins and two draws in their last four outings.

Tipped as favourites for the title, Coach Paa Kwesi Fabin will count on the indi­vidual brilliance of Justice Torsutsey, Sam Adams, Adom Frimpong among others to pull the strings when it gets tougher.

Reigning champions Asante Kotoko will make a trip to the Nana Kronmansah Park to face Nsoatreman today in a dicey clash.

Kotoko will need a win to move into the top three after their 2-0 defeat to Dreams FC last weekend saw the Porcu­pine Warriors fall to fourth on the league log.

High-flying Bechem United will host Accra Great Olym­pics at the Nana Fosu Gyea­bour Park, while Tamale Unit­ed welcome struggling Karela United at the Aliu Mahama Stadium on Sunday.

At the Dawu Theatre of Dreams, Dreams FC will hope to make it two straight wins when they lock horns with impressive Gold Stars after they cruised pass Kotoko 2-0.

The Nsenkyire Sports Stadium will see debutants Samartex tussle it out with Real Tamale United while poor performing King Fais­al slug it out with Berekum Chelsea to round off the weekend.

Medeama SC and Legon Cities were expected to slot it out at the Akoon Tarkwa stadium yesterday.

By Linus Siaw Nartey

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