Kotoko vs Ashanti Gold: Preview, Team News, Lineups & TV Channels to watch the game Featured
16 Feb

Kotoko vs Ashanti Gold: Preview, Team News, Lineups & TV Channels to watch the game

One of the most eagerly anticipated fixtures on the Ghana Premier League calendar will take place at Baba Yara Sports Stadium on Sunday afternoon as the Miners lads make the trip to Asante Kotoko.

The two teams — Ashanti Gold and Asante Kotoko — are pegging fourth and fifth position on the league table with 17 points each.
 
MATCH PREVIEW
 
The Porcupine Warriors are returning to their home venue after trekking in the Southern part of the country — Sogakope and Dawu — for two weeks in the match-day eight and nine.
 
Asante Kotoko are facing their regional rivals as favorites with their impressive performance in their last five matches in the ongoing Ghana Premier League.
 
Today's encounter with Ashanti Gold SC will end their three-match home ban after playing two of their home matches behind closed doors following the incident that happened after their 1-0 home lost to Berekum Chelsea.
 
Coach Maxwell Konadu charges will be hoping to maintain their supremacy over the Obuasi based club in the Ghanaian top-flight league.
 
Ashanti Gold have won just one game in their last thirty meetings in the Ghana Premier League at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium.
 
The last time the two sides faced off was in the John Agyekum Kuffour Cup which ended in a stalemate and also in the NC Special Cup where Ashanti Gold whipped Kotoko twice.
 
Ashanti Gold won the tier 2 of the NC Special Competition after beating the Porcupine Warriors 2-0 in the semis.
 
Currently on the 2019/20 league log, Ashanti Gold and Asante Kotoko occupy 4th and 5th position respectively with seventeen points apiece.
 
TEAM NEWS (Asante Kotoko)
 
Asante Kotoko have been dealt with injury situations as Mudasiru Salifu, Wahab Adams, Godfred Asiamah and Richard Senanu couldn't pass late fitness test despite their training with the main team over the week.
 
Due Augustine Okrah and Matthew Anim Cudjoe have returned to the squad after missing their last two matches.
 
Coach Konadu's big dilemma comes between the sticks having dropped number one Felix Annan after their match-day four clash with Medeama SC. Kwame Baah has featured in their last five matches with a monstrous performance which has made him a number choice despite the criticism from the public.
 
TEAM NEWS (Ashanti Gold)
 
Ashanti Gold are travelling to the Ashanti Regional capital without their head coach Kasim Gokyildiz who has been sacked by the club for an unknown reason after seven weeks in office. Deputy coach Yakubu Mambo will be in the dugout for the Miners this afternoon.
 
There is a sigh of relief for the Miners lads with the return of Kwadwo Amoako who missed their last fixtures due to injury.
 
Mark Agyekum has been ruled out of the match due to a knee injury.
 
Probable line up (Kotoko)
 
Kwame Baah, Christopher Nettey, Ibrahim Imoro, Emmanuel Agyemang Badu, Habib Mohammed, Justice Blay, Adom Frimpong, Augustine Okrah, Emmanuel Gyamfi, William Opoku Mensah and Kingsley Effah.
 
Probable Line up (Ashanti Gold)
 
Frank Boateng, Kwadwo Amoako, Yusif Mubarik, Samed Ibrahim, Eric Donkor, James Akaminko, Appiah McCarthy, Abdul Latif Anabila, Emmanuel Osei Baffour, Benedict Wobenu and Amos Nkrumah
 
KICKOFF TIME
 
The game will be played exactly 15:00 GMT
 
TV COVERAGE
 
The match will be beamed live on StarTimes TV, Adepa TV, Max TV and StarTimes TV app
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