After a tumultuous weekend in the Division One League which saw leaders Berekum Arsenal lose their unbeaten run, Tamale City and RTU moving closer to the summit, and Nkoranza Warriors stopping Bofoakwa from making it six out six, attention shift to the 8 midweek games across the Zone 1.
With the competition returning in midweek with a full programme of 8 fixtures, which sides will be looking to move up the table and which others will be glancing over their shoulders nervously?
Mighty Royals and Real Tamale United will clash at the Wamanafo Community Park in what will undoubtedly be a thrilling affair. As a game with plenty of interest behind it, this particular meeting may prove to be an especially important encounter.
RTU is yet to taste defeat away in four games and have conceded just one goal in their travels. A tricky tie for Coach Shaibu Ibrahim Tanko’s side, but the return of midfield dynamo Sadat Mohammed would boost their chances of causing another upset.
If RTU can beat Royals, it may signal that their improvement goes beyond their ability to win away but in all fairness, the Pride of the North have enjoyed an improvement in underlying numbers since the beating by Kintampo FC in week two.
At the Golden City Park, leaders Berekum Arsenal welcome Tamale City in a really close affair between two very evenly matched sides. Hamza Mohammed has turned The Citizens into more of a potent force and toughened up a little of their soft centre, while B. Arsenal has masterminded a massive transformation at since the start of the season.
After losing to Techiman City on Friday afternoon , Steadfast will be looking to bounce back straight away. The Tamale based side are at home to Kintampo FC who are beginning to pick up the pieces after recording their first victory of the campaign at the weekend.
Yendi Gbewaa FC have now gone 8 matches without a win and would probably think this is the right opportunity to claim their first win of the season as they welcome struggling Techiman City on Thursday. After conceding a late goal against Unity at the weekend and now rooted at the bottom of the table after just two draws, the Lions will be counting on lack after some fine display in previous home matches.
Young Apostles would have little room for errors if they are to retain their charge for promotion after mixed results. The energetic lads ended Berekum Arsenal’s 8-match unbeaten run at the weekend, but will stay in Sunyani where they entertain Bofoakwa Tano at the Coronation Park.
In other games, Unity FC would look to make it two in a row as they encounter Nsoatreman FC while Wa Suntaa search for a root to return to winning ways after two defeats in succession.
By: Sey Mubarick