Dislodged Wa All Stars have set their sights on a quick return to the top as they host debutants Techiman City FC.
They were leapfrogged by Hearts of Oak to the top spot after succumbing to a 2-1 loss to West African Football Academy last Sunday at Sogakope.
The Northern Blues are without wing duo Emmanuel Ocran and Maxwell Baakoh.
They are outside the country for trials.
Issahaku Konda, Mohammed Awudu Armando and goalkeeper Benjamin Asiedu will also be missing on Wednesday due to their stints with the national U20 team.
Techiman City FC have a boosted squad ahead of their trip to Wa with midfielder Yusif Hussein back from a head injury he sustained against Asante Kotoko few weeks ago.
First choice goalkeeper Richmond Ayi has earned a call up to the national U20 camp of the African Youth Championship qualifier on Friday against Senegal.
He couldn't travel with the team to Wa.
Assistant coach Nana Adarkwah is likely to replace the young goalkeeper with Frank Boateng on Wednesday.
Head to Head
Total matches played = 1
Wa All Stars wins = 0
Drawn matches = 0
Techiman City FC wins = 1
*Wa All Stars have lost only two of their last nine fixtures in the premier league. (W3 D3 L1)
*Techiman City FC have recorded just three wins in their last twelve premiership matches. (W3 D5 L4)
*Wa All Stars have lost just one of their last twenty home games in the league. They are unbeaten at home this season after nine games. (W15 D4 L1)
*Techiman City FC are winless in their nine away fixtures in the premiership this season. (W0 D2 L7)
*Wa All Stars lost the first ever encounter with Techiman City FC in the premier league. Techiman City FC 3-1 Wa All Stars
*This is the first ever trip for Techiman City FC to Wa in the premier league.
*Wa All Stars have conceded just one goal at home in the premier league this season after nine matches.
*Techiman City FC have conceded in all of their nine away fixtures in the premiership this season.
By Nuhu Adams