GPL Preview: All Stars vs Kotoko – The big game is on at Wa Park

Wa All Star will take on Kumasi Asante Kotoko on match day 14 of the Ghana Premier League at the Wa Park on Wednesday.

This game is the topliner of match day 14, since Kotoko placed 3 on the league log will be engaged by Wa All Stars occupying the 4 position.

Asante Kotoko have won their last 3 away games, while All Stars are yet to be beaten at the Wa Park, after 6 home games played this season.

Team news and match facts

Asante Kotoko

The Porcupine Warriors will still be missing the services of their talisman, Dauda Mohammed, who is yet to return from the camp of the Black Satellites.

Kotoko suffered an injury blow when Obed Owusu was stretched off the pitch for picking up an injury in their 1-0 win over Inter Allies, hence won’t be available for the game.

Elvis Amoh, who won the 23 times league champions a penalty in the weekend fixture would be handed a starting role in attack in the absence of their two leading attackers, alongside Kwame Boateng.

Asante Kotoko have won their last 4 league games and have also won three their three away league games.

Michael Osei has turned things around at the Porcupine Warriors, helping to lift them from the bottom of the league table, after taking over the team from his boss David Duncan as a caretaker coach on match day 6 to their current 3 position.

Kotoko won their last away league game at Bechem United last week Wednesday, at a time the hosts were unbeaten at home this season and returned home with a win against Inter Allies.

Wa All Stars

The Wa lads were lying at the summit of the league ladder until they were dethroned from the top by Hearts of Oak, after match day 11.

They are one of the few teams who are still undefeated at home, having won 4 and drawn 2 of their 6 home league games.

They have sensational youngsters like Maxwell Baako, who can punish opposing teams on any given day.

Wa All Stars over the weekend shared honours with Ashanti Gold when they drew goalless. But they were also held to a one all draw in their last home game on match day 12 against WAFA.

Head to head

Kotoko have an impressive away performance against All Stars. They have won 3, lost 1 and drawn 4 games. The only victory for All Stars at Wa against Kotoko in the league came in the 2011-12 season.

In all Kotoko have won 9, lost 2 and drawn 5 against Wa All Stars in 16 league clashes.

Last season Kotoko settled for a goalless draw at the Wa Park against the hosts.

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