GPL Preview: Kotoko vs Inter Allies – Troubled Inter Allies visit Porcupines

The Ghana Premier League will enter match day 13 withAsante Kotoko welcoming Inter Allies to the Baba Yara Sports Stadium, Kumasi.

Asante Kotoko are flying high while Inter Allies are struggling to come back to winning ways having gone 5 league games without a victory.

Match facts and team news

Kotoko

They will still enter match day 13 without their marksman Dauda Mohammed, who is on national team duty with the Black Satellites in Ethiopia. Mohammed has scored 4 goals in his last 5 league games.

Kotoko in the midweek missed the services of the teenager, but managed to pip Bechem United by a goal to nil to end their unbeaten home run this season.

A win would give Michael Osei’s charges, 4 consecutive league victories and would give the former new Edubiase united coach 6 wins in 7 league games, since taking over as caretaker coach from his boss, David Duncan.

Asante kotoko are lying 4 on the league log, trailing Hearts of oak by 4 points, despite having had a poor start to the league and getting rocked to the bottom of the league ladder after 6 league games.

Inter Allies

The harbour boys are placed 15 on the 16-club league table.

They have not found a win in 5 league games on the trot, having last won a league game on match day 7 when they thrashed Bechem United 4-0 in Tema.

Inter Allies shared the spoils with league champions Ashgold, who are also struggling to find their feat in the ongoing season.

Inter Allies, despite their miserable form managed to hold WAFA to a draw in their last away league game on match day 11.

The Poor form of the ‘Eleven is to One’ compelled them to part ways with head coach Herbert Addo, but Jimmy Korblah, who replaced him is yet to turn things around at the club. The team drew in his first game in charge against Ashgold in the midweek.

Head to head

The Porcupine Warriors will be meeting the ‘Eleven is to One’ for the 6 time in all competition. Kotoko have won 3 lost 1 and drawn 1 of their 5 previous clashes.

They have engaged each other in 4 league games. The Porcupine Warriors have won 2 lost 1 and drawn 1 against Inter Allies.

The other meeting came when these sides played in the final of the MTN FA Cup in the 2013-14 season, which Kotoko won 2-1.

At Kotoko’s home, they have won one and lost the other against the Tema lads. The hosts lost at home in the 2013-14 season, but won last season.

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