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Ashanti gold SC vs New Edubiase United: The Adansi derby; who gets the bragging rights? Featured

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One of the fiercely contested derbies in the local scene comes our way in match week twenty-three (23) between Ashanti gold SC and New Edubiase United at the Obuasi Len Clay Sports Stadium.


The two Adansi-based clubs will battle it out for glory in the Adansi derby to see who gets the bragging rights and most importantly, who makes that relevant step away from the relegation drop zone in the Ghana Premier League.


Ashanti gold SC approach this game with a strong mentality as not losing any game in their last six (6) outings in the league since they lost to WAFA in match week sixteen (16) by 2-1 and will have a good effrontery to continue on that.


Even though "the miners" are winless in their last three (3) encounters- drawn all by a 1-1 results against Bechem, Dwarfs and Hearts of Oak- their better head-to-head statistics over New Edubiase United will give them the nerves to get all points in this game as it stands eight (8) wins to three (3) in their favour and two (2) ending in a drawn game in their thirteen (13) outings.


After a dubious start to the league season as defending champions languishing in the drop zone during the first round, Ashanti gold SC have improved steadily in the second round since their head coach, Bashiru Hayford went on a temporal leave for coach Bambu to takeover.


With the coming back of coach "Bash", the "aboakese" side will be strengthened at berth to get the win to usher their head coach back into the team and push them a step ahead of not dropping into the relegation zone with only twenty-six (26) points.


However, New Edubiase are bent on avoiding relegation as they keep languishing at the bottom of the league table with twenty-one (21) points and will be a blink away from it when beat Ashanti gold, albeit, there is no possibility of them moving away the bottom of the league table this week.


The "yen ko nkoaa" boys are finding it difficult to convince their fans on how to avoid relegation as they struggle to win games as they have just picked only two (2) wins in the second round which is not good for a team determined to play top-flight football next season.


Ashanti gold have always been been a thorn in the flesh of New Edubiase but "there is nothing like impossible" in the game of football which the latter will hold on that mantra to come all out for this important game.



Center referee: Daniel Laryea

Assistant line one: David Adjin

Assistant line two: Abraham Jackson

Fourth official: Emmanuel Ansah

Match commissioner: Paul Ayamba

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