The AccessBank Division One League 2022-23 begins its Matchday 3 commitments on Sunday with all games to be played at the same time. After a couple of opening game weeks, the points table is slowly taking shape, with 26 more games still to be played in Zone 1A and B . As for this matchday, all the top teams will be in action, while the ultimate clash would be between Steadfast FC and Eleven Wonders at the Aliu Mahama Sports Stadium.
IN Zone 1B
Bofoakwa Tano looks to rout Nkoranza Warriors
After a heated draw against City rivals B. A United last week, Bofoakwa Tano would be eager to make another statement in this tie against Nkoranza Warriors at home on Sunday. It should be an easy ride for Bofo, but the Warriors tend to come up with a shock as they are the highest scoring side after just two games.
Young Apostles favourite to rip apart Mighty Royals
Young Apostles has been off to a winning start in the AccessBank Division One League and intends to continue with the same momentum. This time they trek to Wamanafo where they entertain Mighty Royals away from home on Sunday, but that won’t deter them from winning, and it is a sure-shot favourite to see things through. Although the home side have the resources to pull a surprise, the low confidence after losing heavily last week will cause many problems.
Baffour Soccer Academy favourites against an unfavourable Berekum Arsenal
Berekum Arsenal have had a tough start to the season, with no wins in the opening two matches, as they lurk at the bottom of the table. Given their current situation, a win against Baffour Soccer Academy looks extremely unlikely. The Golden City Park for some years gone was a Lions Den for away teams and that could have caused some problem for BSA. However, the tables have turned and the ground has been an easy one for teams that play beautiful football.
Two teams looking for their first win of the season, who get the better of this match?
Unity FC and B. A United have not had an encouraging start to the new campaign, with the home side ( Unity FC) losing both its games while B. A United has just two points after drawing the opening two games. As they are desperate to earn their first points of the season, they will be up against the odds on Sunday, which might be slightly tricky at the Nana Fosu Gyeabour Park.
In Zone 1A
Maana SC aim to cause an upset against leaders Debibi United
The newly promoted Wa-based Maana SC has had a mixed start in the opening two matches and would be eager to keep winning hereon, as they take on table toppers Debibi United at home on Sunday. The home side succumbed to a 2-1 defeat to Eleven Wonders last week but are ready to cause an upset against Enos Adepa’s side.
Steadfast FC determined to trounce Eleven Wonders
Steadfast FC also have had a mixed start to the season but will be determined to get back to winning ways as they play host to former Premier League side Eleven Wonders on Sunday. While the Techiman-based side have had a similar start to the Gangdu Boys, it will be intriguing to see how they counter the challenge at the Aliu Mahama Sports Stadium.
Wa Suntaa desperate to destroy Wa Yasin in the battle of the WAs
Though not a local derby as the names of these clubs may sound, the home side will be desperate to beat Wa Yasin who are based in Techiman but bears the name of their opponents in this game on Sunday. Although Yasin have the team to pull off an upset, given Suntaa’s massive confidence, the result is unlikely to favour the away side.
Kasena-Nakana United’s home match against Kunbung Binbiem FC has been postponed due the armed robbery attack on the home side last week on their way to Wa. The Ghana Football Association has notified the clubs of the sudden situation with a statement to the competition department. Kasena-Nakana United however will honor their week four encounter next week.
By: Sey Mubarick