Hearts, Oly locked in cagey encounters

Hearts, Oly locked in cagey encounters

Steven Mukwala – Kotoko

The battle for Ghana Premier League (GPL) survival takes an interesting twist this week­end with Hearts of Oak and Great Olympics, both caught up in a relegation dogfight, engaged in dicey match day 32 fixtures that could deter­mine their fate.

At this stage of the competition, Asante Kotoko have assumed the role of kingmakers, having to play the two Accra rivals who are both gasping for breath.

Kotoko upset the Phobi­ans last weekend in Kumasi with a 2-0 win as Olympics won against Berekum Chel­sea in Accra to close the gap on the Phobians.

With other relegation candidates Heart of Lions and Dreams FC gradually drifting away from the zone, Hearts and Olympics have come under intense pressure to deliver to move to safer grounds but their form have made it extremely difficult.

After denying the Phobi­ans a climb, Kotoko would be at the Dr Kwame Kyei Sports Complex to face Olympics in another thriller.

Depending on the out­come of yesterday’s game involving Hearts and Nations FC at the Accra Sports Sta­dium, Olympics would know the impact of their battle to avoid relegation based on the outcome.

For the Porcupine Warri­ors, it would be a moment to prove that the win over the Phobians was not a fluke.

For the Wonder Club, it is another win-or-burst match which they must go all out to win.

Elsewhere, Bechem Unit­ed would welcome Aduana Stars to Bechem; Legon Cities face Tano Bofoakwa at Dawu; Nsoatreman to en­gage Accra Lions; Berekum Chelsea against RTU; Heart of Lions as guests of Medea­ma; Samartex face-to-face with Goldstars and Dreams FC against Karela United.

 By Spectator Sports Report­er

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