GPL Preview: Berekum Chelsea play host to Medeama

By Prince Dulzy

Berekum Chelsea will welcome Medeama at the Golden City Park on Wednesday in their Outstanding match day 5 league fixture.

The Blues currently sits seventh on the league table with seven points and have lost only one game from the four played so far in the Ghana Premier League.

Berekum Chelsea have always been a solid side when the are playing home and were among the best home performers last season, winning 12 and draw 3 home league games.

They have gone 40 games without a defeat at home in the Ghana Premier League for three years and three months, with their only home defeat date back to December, 2012 when they suffered a shock defeat in the hands of Amidaus Professionals.

The last visitors to Berekum, Asante Kotoko on match day 4 suffered a 0-2 defeat, with both goals coming from their skipper Sadick Adams.

Medeama who currently sits 12th on the league table with four points are not enjoying the season, with ongoing tension between the leadership and the head coach Tom Strand, who have even been accused of masterminding their exit from the FA Cup by fielding fringe players.

Tom Strand has been linked with a move to Asante Kotoko and Ashgold and the management of Medeama have also opened their hands to embrace any offer, since he has a year left in his contract.

The management of Medeama stopped Coach Tom Strand from joining the team to Berekum, after failing to show up for training from Monday, so the technical director of the team Evans Adotey will be on their bench.

Medeama only got their first win against Dwarfs when they beat them 2-1 at the T and A Park, after failing to win any of their first three games.

The Yellow and Mauves side are poor away performers and were one of the sides that couldn’t get an away win last season.

Berekum Chelsea and Medeama have met in the league on 12 occasions and both teams have won five apiece, with two ending in draws.

Medeama have visited Berekum Chelsea 6 times and they have recorded only one away win, which dated back to match day four on October 2011, having lost 4 and drawn 1 against the home side.

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