On match day five of the Ghana Premier League, Karela United will look to rebound against league leaders Asante Kotoko at the Crosby Awuah Memorial Park on Sunday afternoon.
Karela United began the season with a 1-1 draw at home against Aduana Stars. The Anyinase-based team lost 2-0 to Medeama on match day three, but had earlier drawn 1-1 with AshantiGold SC and beaten Bechem United 2-1.
Until February of this year, Karela has never lost a competitive match at home. They are determined to avenge a humiliating defeat, but they will only be able to do so if they put in their best performance of the season.
After four games, Asante Kototo has lived up to their reputation as title favorites. They’ve annihilated their opponents, scoring eight goals and allowed just one; the fewest of any team.
Karela will be looking for a win after their away setback, while Kotoko will be looking for their fifth consecutive win of the season.
Although Karela have no significant injuries, Asante Kotoko will be without midfielder Richmond Lamptey and right-back Christopher Nettey.
In their last four games, Karela United has scored four goals and surrendered five. Karela has only kept one clean sheet in four games.
Asante Kotoko has scored 8 goals while surrendering only one in their last four games, winning both of their previous meetings with Karela United.
Alfaa Ba-Adey will be the centre referee and shall be assisted by Abdulai Ibrahim as fourth official together with Fransic Bondzie Arthur and David Addico as linemen. Stephen Apaka Quaicoe and Oduro Nyarko are the media officer and match commissioner respectively.
Home win or draw / Both teams to Score / 1-1/2-1
Time 3:00pm (15:00GMT)
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