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Ghana Premier League Preview: AshantiGold vrs Bechem United- Bruised Miners need positive response

Published on: 11 March 2017
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Ashanti Gold SC are in turmoil after losing heavily to Berekum Chelsea last Sunday but must fight back against Bechem United onĀ Sunday at the Len Clay Stadium.

Samuel Yeboah Sarkodie and Habib Mohammed had their first starts of the season at Berekum last weekend in the absence of injured duo Richard Ocran and Conney Idan.

Kofi Owusu scored the consolation in the 5-1 loss to mark his match debut and debut goal for the Obuasi based side.

He is expected to start on Sunday. First choice goalie Robert Dabuo still awaits his first game action this season since recovering from an injury.

Bechem United moved to third place leaving them three points behind Aduana Stars and Asante Kotoko SC when they pipped Tema Youth FC 1-0 in an outstanding fixture last Wednesday.

The Hunters want to make their title aspirations clear with determined efforts to win on Sunday. They are unbeaten in their last four games.

New signings Alhaji Sanie and Emmanuel Osei Carlos can't face former club Ashanti Gold SC this weekend despite training with the club since last week.

But David Telfer is making return to Obuasi for the first time since he left the Miners.

Italian tactician Vincenzo Alberto Anesse faces a selection headache since all players are available for Sunday's crucial fixture.

There are no injuries in camp.

MATCH FACTS

HEAD TO HEAD

Total matches played = 8

Ashanti Gold SC wins = 2

Drawn games = 4

Bechem United wins = 2

~ Ashanti Gold SC have managed only one win in their last six matches in the premier league.

(W1 D2 L3)

~ Bechem United have lost just two of their last twelve premier league fixtures.

(W8 D2 L2)

~ Ashanti Gold SC have lost only one of their last twelve home matches in the premier league.

(W7 D4 L1)

~ Bechem United have recorded three wins at away in the premiership since 4th June, 2014.

~ Ashanti Gold SC are unbeaten in their last four premier league meetings with Bechem United.

~ Bechem United have managed one victory in their four visits to Ashanti Gold SC in the premiership.

(W1 D1 L2)

~ Ashanti Gold SC have conceded in every premier league match this season.

~ Bechem United have kept just two clean sheets in their five minutes in the premier league this term.

By Nuhu Adams

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