After almost 7 months absence of footballing activities in Ghana due to the covid-19 pandemic, the Ghana Premier League resumes at all centers on Saturday 11th of November, 2020. For the first time ever, the number of teams has been increased to 18 teams.
There are some mouth-watering fixtures coming up this weekend. Notably, Aduana Stars vs Hearts of Oak and Asante Kotoko vs Eleven Wonders on Saturday and Sunday respectively.
Startimes Ghana has the exclusive rights and will broadcast at least 5games on every match day.
ADUANA STARS VS ACCRA HEARTS OF OAK
The new season kickoffs at Dormaa Ahenkro with defending Champions Aduana Stars welcoming the birthday team , glorious Accra Hearts Oak to the Agyemang Badu Stadium in the Bono Region. Accra Hearts of Oak will be aiming to win at this ground for just their second time having won once in 2014. Aduana Stars on the other hand will be aiming to continue where they left off last season with a win to make a statement to the rest of the teams. It promises to be a titanic clash of giants.
LEGON CITIES FC VS BEREKUM CHELSEA
2011 winners, Berekum Chelsea will take a tricky trip to the Accra Sports Stadium to face 2016 winners, Legon Cities FC (formerly Wa All Stars) in the late kickoff on Saturday at 6pm.
ASHANTIGOLD VS KARELA
4-time winners Ashanti Gold will face off with last season’s new boys Karela United at the Obuasi Len Clay Stadium in one of the 5 games to be played co-currently at 3pm on Sunday afternoon
LIBERTY PROFESSIONALS VS BECHEM UNITED
Scientific Soccer Lads will also welcome Bechem United to the Dansoman Park in what promises to be an end to end encounter as both sets of teams are used to swift open play especially on the flanks.
WAFA VS KING FAISAL
Rapidly emerging as one of Africa’s best soccer academies, Wafa is expected to win massively or convincingly against Alhaji Grunsah’s King Faisal at Sogakope in the Volta Region. Being founded by Feyenoord and Rotterdam, WAFA is made up promising talents from all over Ghana and seems to be on course on their developmental project.
EBUSUA DWARFS VS ELMINA SHARKS
Cape coast giants Mysterious Dwarfs will entertain neighbors Elmina Sharks at the Cape Coast Stadium in a thrilling encounter as both teams are likely to score a lot of goals but maybe home advantage may see Ebusua Dwarfs winning by a slim margin.
MEDEAMA VS GREAT OLYMPICS
Tarkwa based Medeama will host the wonder club, Accra Great Olympics at the hostile Abrankese Stadium in the Western Region in the last 3pm kickoff on Sunday. On paper, Medeama are winners but you can’t take anything away from Great Olympics.
ASANTE KOTOKO VS ELEVEN WONDERS
To draw down the fixtures on Sunday’s fixture schedule, 24-time and record winners Kumasi Asante Kotoko will host Techiman-based Eleven Wonders to the Baba Yara Sports Stadium. Maxwell Konadu’s red army would seek to start the new season on the right foot as it’s always primarily their objective to win every league season. This is Maxwell’s second stint with the Kumasi-based club and due to their latest acquisitions the porcupine warriors are expected to give Aduana Stars a run for their money.
INTER ALLIES VS DREAMS FC
Monday night football sees Inter Allies play Dreams FC at the El-Wak Sports Stadium in the last fixture of Match Day 1. Dawu-based Dreams FC will aim to beat the odds and win an away game in as many fixtures.
MATCHDAY 1 FIXTURES IN FULL
SATURDAY 14TH NOVEMBER
Aduana Stars vs Hearts of Oak
Legon Cities vs Berekum Chelsea FC
SUNDAY 15TH NOVEMBER
Ashanti Gold vs Karela
Liberty Professionals vs Bechem United
WAFA vs King Faisal
Ebusua Dwarfs vs Elmina Sharks
Medeama vs Great Olympics
Asante Kotoko vs Eleven Wonders
MONDAY 16TH NOVEMBER
Inter Allies vs Dreams FC
Written by: Daniel Turkson Jnr