GPL Preview: Aduana vs Kotoko – A must win for the Porcupines

Kumasi Asante Kotoko will visit Aduana Stars on matchday six of the Ghana Premier League at the Nana Agyemang Badu II Park at Dormaa on Sunday.

The Porcupines would be eyeing the maximum points to salvage their waning campaign, after recording just five points from five games. However, Kotoko will face a tricky test against Aduana Stars, a side who have also been struggling and are seeking to use this match to turn their fortunes.

The home side have recorded only one win so far in this campaign and will hope to record their second win after picking only four points in five games. New manager Aristica Cioaba seems to have brought back the lost voice after the hosts lost their first three games, leading to the departure of former manager and assistant Nurudeen Ahmed and Rahman Ameyaw respectively.

Aduana Stars under their manager are undefeated in their last 2 games including a point at Obuasi on match day 5 through Bright Adjei’s late acrobatic goal on the stroke of full time.

For few days now pressure has mounted on both Coach David Duncan and the management, especially their failure to beat 10-man 2 division side AK Shion in the FA Cup last weekend, with Kotoko only progressing through penalty shootout.

There have been several rumours linking disgruntled coach of Medeama, Tom Strand to Kotoko, making Duncan’s job unsecured, but the 2014 champions have rubbished such reports. Duncan will have to win in order to better his chances of remaining at post.

Last season, Kotoko suffered a 1-0 defeat at the same facility on opening day but thumbed Aduana 4-0 in the reserve fixture.

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