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GPL Focus: The Ashanti Derby

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Football rivalry around the globe make this spot different than any other. The history between the clubs, 90 minutes of intense football is a perfect recipe for such derbies.

This Sunday afternoon the eyes of footballing fans in Ghana will be fixed firmly at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium for one of the most anticipated match of the Ghana Premier League calendar.

All the major Ghanaian sports dailies will concentrate their full attention on the clash, covering everything from personal storylines to the tactical battles.
The coaches and players will be scrutinised, the fans will be fervent and the neutrals will be enraptured. 
The last meeting held between the two sides was on 6 June 2021. The match finished 1- 0 in favor of Kotoko.
In matches like this, players rise to the occasion. Now talking about player to watch is, George Mfegue of Kotoko. He was on the scoresheet when Kotoko scored Aduana last Sunday. 
The Cameroonian striker will be the player doing the magic for Kotoko. But the sad news from their camp is, they will miss Lamptey’s services this Sunday due to the accumulation of yellow cards. 
On the side of Asanti Gold, the player to watch is Seth Owusu. He is a teenager with great potential and he is the player Kotoko have to keep a close eyes on. 
Going into this game, a win for Kotoko will give them three consecutive win, and a win for Ashanti Gold will give them their first win in their last four matches. 
Fans of both sides will be expecting a good performance from their sides. Can the Porcupine Warriors continue their winning run or will Asanti Gold pull a surprise win over their rivals?

By: Gideon Amoah

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