Real Tamale United will stay at home and entertain Techiman City in an outstanding Division One League Zone 1 encounter at the Aliu Mahama Sports, knowing a win will be enough to see them go second of the Zone One League table, a point adrift of Leaders Berekum Arsenal.
The Pride of the North have the chance to climb above five other teams and sit at second if they take advantage of their game in hand against Techiman City on Thursday afternoon , and they enter this contest as one of the last remaining unbeaten side away from home this season.
Despite losing their last home match against City rivals Tamale City this campaign, Coach Shaibu Ibrahim Tanko has managed to navigate the Northern Blues up to eighth with seven teams tied on 10 points apiece, and he now has the chance to move into second, firmly cementing his side’s name in the title race.
Techiman City meanwhile enter this contest in need of a result, with just one point currently separating themselves from the relegation zone, and the away side will feel confident of depriving RTU fans of momentary bragging rights over their B. A colleagues.
Coach Tanko does not have many roster issues hampering his preparations ahead of the game at the Aliu Mahama Sports stadium. The former Hearts of Oak gaffer is only likely to have to make do without a couple of players.
Kojo Poku and Labandoo are both set to out of this game as the later face late fitness tests to determine his availability. However, with the game against Paga Crocodile Stars on the horizon, coach Tanko is unlikely to take a chance on the duo against Techiman City. Peter Adam Yakubu has been cleared to return after an early second substitution while Abubakari Nawas is set to sit out after been stoned by supporters of Nsoatreman FC last week.
By: Sey Mubarick