Medeama Executive vice-president Albert Commey insists the side will not make any new signings in the transfer window.
The Mauves and Yellows have been dislodged from the summit of the table after going 2-0 at Aduana Stars last Sunday.
The team has been blighted by injuries to key members of the squad including Hans Kwoffie, Larbi Koomson and goalkeeper Joseph Halm.
It was widely believed coach Bashir Hayford was going to add som fresh limps to the squad ahead of the second round of the league.
But the club’s Executive vice-president has ruled out bringing in new players.
“We’re not going to make any new signings. We have a solid team but for the injury situation we have on our hands,” Commey told Accra-based Peace FM
“It doesn’t look like the coach is keen on buying new players. We’ll support him in any decision that he takes.
“But I don’t think we’ll buy new players.
Medeama will host Berekum Arsenals at home before the festive period.
Medeama midfielder Daniel Larbi Koomson is recovering well at home after breaking his knee during a Premier League game against Ebusua Dwarfs last month.
The impressive enforcer is healing well after undergoing an operation at the Ridge hospital to correct the problem.
Koomson suffered the injury following an innocuous challenge on Kotoko defender Kwabena Edusei and was later rushed to the hospital in the capital.
The player says he is responding to treatment and hopes to recover sooner than expected to play his part in the team’s quest to win the Premier League crown.
“This season I was hoping to have an injury-free season to help the team but unfortunately I got injured,” Koomson said
“But all the same I’m in high spirit and hope to rejoin my colleagues soon.
“I wish them all the best in the game against Liberty on Sunday.”
Medeama Chief Executive James Esilfi wants an instant response against Liberty Professionals after their impressive start to the Premier League was breached by Kotoko .
The Mauves and Yellows lost 1-0 at the Tarkwa and Aboso Park to the defending champions, ending their five match unbeaten run in the top-flight this term.
The club’s chief wants the players to redirect their focus on the game in Accra and quickly put the past behind them.
“We have 30 matches to play and so I don’t see the reason why we must continue to think about the defeat to Kotoko,” Esilifi told medeamasc.com
“Management is willing to do whatever we can to win the league, so supporters should exercise patience and stop peddling allegations of bribery against individuals.”
The Tarkwa-based side managed to sniff a point off Liberty at the Sly Tetteh Park last season.
Ghana Premier League statistical expert Israel Fordah chronicles the past performances of the various teams ahead of this weekend’s round of matches in the top flight.
GLO Premier League match day 3, Stats, Trivia and analysis.
DWARFS VRS HEARTS OF OAK (PREMIER LEAGUE HEAD TO HEAD SINCE 1999).
Dwarfs 2 – 1 Hearts of Oak
Hearts 1 – 0 Dwarfs
Hearts 3 – 1 Dwarfs Amankwa Mireku scored first for Hearts 47 minutes into the game and Stephen Owusu scored the equalizer for Dwarfs after 63 minutes, unfortunately for Dwarfs, substitute Emmanuel Donkor grabbed a brace for Hearts.
Dwarfs 3 – 2 Hearts (Atiogbe 37th, 70th, Joe Sam 90th for Dwarfs and Ishmael Addo 4th and 92nd mins.)
Hearts 2 – 3 Dwarfs (Anthony Annan 60th, Don Bortey 74th for Hearts, Ekow Ghansah 35th, 44th, Nsaidoo 71st minutes for Dwarfs.
Dwarfs 2 – 1 Hearts
Dwarfs 0 – 0 Hearts
During the match, Hearts Obed Ansah had his goal disallowed. Referee Cecil Fletcher claimed he handled the ball. Hearts midfielder Moro Abubakar was sent off in the 48th minutes.
Hearts 1 – 0 Dwarfs (Douglas Nkrumah 32nd minutes).
Dwarfs 1 – 0 Hearts (John Arthur 70th minutes).
Hearts 0 – 0 Dwarfs.
Since 1999, Ebusua Dwarfs and Hearts of Oak have met ten times in the league. Dwarfs with 5 wins, Hearts with 3 wins and two goalless drawn games.
Dwarfs are racing against 3 – 2 history against Hearts. Since 1999, anytime Dwarfs beat Hearts by 3 – 2, Dwarfs are relegated. In 2000, Dwarfs had an emphatic 3 – 2 second Leg victory against Hearts and went on relegation. Again in the 2005/2006 season, Dwarfs beat Hearts away during week one by 3 – 2 and went on relegation the same season.
KOTOKO VRS LIONS
The last time Asante Kotoko drew its week 2 match was in 2003 when they were held to a 1 – 1 draw game by Goldfields. On match day three, Asante Kotoko beat Faisal by 1 – 0 away, thanks to Isaac Boakye’s 56th minutes goal.
Will history repeat after Kotoko’s 2 – 2 draw with Ashgold as we enter week 3?
Lions have scored a total of 264 goals out of a total 274 matches since their entry into the premier league in 2003.
Hearts of Lions first goal in the premier league was scored by Amenu Komla a 79th minutes consolation in their 1 – 4 loss to King Faisal on week one of the 2003 premier league.
Lions 3 – 1 loss to Kotoko in the quarter finals of the 2010/2011 FA Cup halted Lions seven consecutive unbeaten matches with Kotoko in all competitions. Thanks to Nathaniel Asamoah’s 94th minutes opener. Samed Oppong’s 107th minute goal and striker Ahmed Toure’s 110th screamer. Gilbert Fiamenyo’s consolation a minute to the end of proceedings was incapable of reviving Lions fortunes.
Kotoko’s 2 – 0 victory over Lions at home last season was the first premier league win against Lions in 2 years (since 2008/2009) second leg.
CHELSEA VRS ARSENALS
Berekum Chelsea lost its first premier league match against Arsenals in the 2008/2009 season. Stephen Amankwa’s 34th minutes match winner ensured Arsenals maintained their home supremacy. It was week 10.
In fact Berekum Chelsea failed to score against regional rivals Arsenals in their maiden premier league season.
PREMIER LEAGUE HEAD TO HEAD
Arsenals 1 – 0 Chelsea Chelsea 0 – 1 Arsenals
Chelsea 2 – 0 Arsenals
Arsenals 1 – 1 Chelsea
Chelsea 2 – 0 Arsenals (Obed Owusu and Awudu Moro).
Arsenals 4 – 3 Chelsea. Emmanuel Clottey scored a hat trick for Chelsea while Stephen Amankwa scored a brace for Arsenals.
Chelsea 3 – 1 Arsenals
Arsenals 1 – 0 Chelsea
Eight matches have been played by the two sides. Arsenals have recorded 4 wins whiles Chelsea have recorded 3 wins and one game has ended in a draw.
Arsenals have lost their last three premier leagues away to Chelsea. They have conceded 7 goals and scored 1.
ALL STARS VRS MEDEAMA
Medeama first premier league goal against All stars came from Emmanuel Dogbe in a 2 – 2 pulsating draw at the Essipong stadium on Sunday, 5th December, 2010. The goal came in the 8th minute. Frank Sarfo Gyamfi’s equalizer 4 minutes later was All stars first premier league goal against Medeama.
PREMIER LEAGUE HEAD TO HEAD 2010/2011
Medeama 2 – 2 All stars (Emmanuel Dogbe 8th, Hans Kofie 90th for Medeama, Sarfo Gyamfi 12th and Fatau Mohammed 53rd for All stars).
All stars 1 – 1 Medeama (Frank Sarfo Gyamfi 88th for All stars, Louis Agyeman 15th for Medeama).
Louis Agyeman’s opener was his second consecutive goal for Medeama after he joined them from Kotoko.
Medeama 1 – 2 All stars (Louis Agyeman 49th, for Medeama, Joshua Otoo 20th , Adinan Saeed 24th for All stars).
Medeama’s coach, Bashiru Hayford was made to proceed on leave for 35 days by the clubs management. Wa All stars got all two goals from their two lateral defenders Joshua Otoo and Adinan Saeed respectively.
All stars 1 – 0 Medeama
Medeama are yet to win against Wa All stars. In four matches, Medeama have only managed two drawn games.
R.T.U VRS ADUANA
HEAD TO HEAD (2009/2010)
R.T.U 1 – 0 Aduana stars Aduana 2 – 0 R.T.U
Aduana 1 – 0 R.T.U (Don Bortey’s 36th minutes corner kick). R.T.U 1 – 1 Aduana (Sumaila Atia 28th for R.T.U, Nurudeen Ali 80th for Aduana).
Aduana have scored one goal from two premier league away games against with R.T.U.
NEW EDUBIASE VRS TEMA YOUTH
HEAD TO HEAD
Edubiase 4 – 2 Tema Youth
Tema Youth 2 – 1 Edubiase
Nine goals have been produced from two premier league games between the sides.
Francis Naah scored Tema Youth’s first premier league goal against Edubiase at Gyamfi’s park.
Iddrisu Yahaya scored Edubiase’s first premier league goal against Tema Youth.
AMIDAUS VRS KING FAISAL
King Faisal’s first ever away league game against a Tema based club came in the 95/96 season when they drew goalless with Gapoha at Tema. It was the 19th week encounter.
Since 2000, King Faisal has never won an away game against a Tema -based premier league side. Let check the records.
Gapoha 2 – 0 Faisal
Gapoha 1 – 1 Faisal
2005 Real sportive 2 – 0 Faisal
Real sportive 1 – 0 Faisal
Tema Youth 2 – 0 Faisal
Tema Youth 0 – 0 Faisal
Real sportive 1 – 1 Faisal
Tema Youth 2 – 1 Faisal
LIBERTY VRS ASHGOLD
HEAD TO HEAD (since 2007/2008)
Liberty 2 – 0 Ashgold
Ashgold 0 – 0 Liberty
Ashgold 1 – 2 Liberty
Liberty 0 – 1 Ashgold
Ashgold 3 – 0 Liberty (Liberty 1 – 1 Ashgold)
Liberty 2 – 0 Ashgold (Ashgold 2 – 0 Liberty)
Liberty 3 – 1 Ashgold
Ashgold 0 – 0 Liberty
The last time Ashgold won an away game against Liberty was in the 2008/2009 league season. Liberty lost by 1 – 0 .