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2021/22 GPL Week 5 Preview: Karela United vs Asante Kotoko Featured

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Karela United will welcome league leaders Asante Kotoko at the Crossby Awuah Memorial Park in a crunchy week five tie of the Ghana Premier League.

 

The Porcupine Warriors won by 2-0 with an explosive display the last time both teams met at the same grounds to halt Karela United's long standing unbeaten home record which had stood for over 40 matches.

The 'Pride and Passion' outfit recorded their first defeat of the season and painfully it happened against their regional rivals, Medeama SC in the 'Nzema' derby last Monday.
 
They have won just one so far which happened against Berekum Chelsea having drawn the rest of their two matches also versus Aduana Stars and AshantiGold SC.
 
However, Prosper Narteh's league topping side, maintained their perfect start with yet another resounding 2-0 victory over Eleven Wonders last Saturday thanks to another outstanding performance from inform Isaac Oppong who will look to replicate the same thing today.
 
TEAM NEWS
 
Karela United head coach Bismark Kobi Mensah and his charges look really set and poised for the big game coming up having described the Kotoko team as beatable and a normal side.
 
Also, their supporters heading into this clash, also staged a press conference asking for nothing but fair officiating in the game coming up.
 
On the opposition end, Cameroonian duo George Mfegue Omgba and Mbella Etouga Thiery made the squad list as Stephen Amankona, Yussif Mubarik, Evans Adomako, Clinton Opoku, Charles Owusu and others failed to make the cut.
 
Emmanuel Keyekeh also returns against his former club as replacement for injured Richmond Lamptey but Mudasiru Salifu has been added to the squad and is very possible he will be in the starting line up today.
 
MATCH OFFICIALS
 
REFEREE: Alfa Ba-Adey
ASSISTANTS: Francis Bondzie Arthur & David Addico
4TH REFEREE: Abdulai Ibrahim
MATCH COMMISSIONER: Oduro Nyarko
 
CHANNEL
Game will be live on StarTimes Adepa TV 
 
KICKOFF
1500GMT (3:00pm)
 

By: Iddriss Abdul Rahim

 
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