In the Ghana Premier League matchday 14 at the Crosby Awuah Memorial Park in Anyinase, Karela United will put their might to the test against defending champions Accra Hearts of Oak.
Karela United have gone three games without losing since losing 3-1 to Bibiani Gold Stars at Dun’s Park; they won 4-2 at home against Eleven Wonders, drew 1-1 at Accra Great Olympics, and defeated King Faisal 2-0 at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium.
The Anyinase-based team will be hoping to keep their unbeaten home record against defending champions Accra Hearts of Oak.
The Phobians bounced back from a 1-0 loss to Medeama by thrashing Eleven Wonders 4-1 at the Accra Sports Stadium, gaining momentum ahead of their match against Karela.
In their bid to regain the crown, the Phobians will rely on Samuel Boadu and his Arsenals to bring down Karela.
There are no injuries among Kareala United’s players, and all of them are available for selection against Accra Hearts of Oak.
Fatawu Mohammed, the captain of Accra Hearts of Oak, would be absent owing to a suspension given by the club for violating bleaching conditions of his contract.
Mohammed Alhassan will take over as the team’s new captain.
Richard Attah, the team’s first choice goalkeeper, has returned from national service following the Black Stars’ dismal performance at the present TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon.
Affriyie Barnie, who was injured in Heart’s MTN FA Cup match against Golden Kicks, will be included in the squad.
In their last five games, Karela has scored 9 goals and conceded 7.
In their last five games, Hearts of Oak have scored seven goals while surrendering only two.
Maale Imgerde Ireme is the centre referee and shall be assisted by Alhassan Abdul Rauf and Mikaal II Fauzan together with Alfaa Ba-Adey as fourth referee and Stephen Apaka Quaico as match commissioner.
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Time 3:00pm (15:00GMT)
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