MATCH PREVIEW : Asante Kotoko in for a revenge against Berekum Chelsea at Baba Yara sports stadium on Wednesday.
Asante Kotoko after previous catastrophic face-off in their last two respective games against Legon Cities and RTU before the break for the World Cup is in for another acid test against the bibires on Wednesday afternoon.
The last meeting between the two at the Baba Yara stadium was an upset to the porcupine warriors after Kelvin Obeng’s solitary goal at the dying embers of the game sealed a victory for the visiting side. A results startled Asante Kotoko team that went on to win the league under Coach Prosper Narteh Ogum.
Albeit, the upcoming game will be an affair with two newly appointed coaches before the 2022/23 season. Burkinabe, Seydou Zerbo replaced Dr Prosper Narteh Ogum who masterminded Asante Kotoko to win the league whereas Chelsea is in with energetic Christopher Ennin who won the Nasco coach of the month for last September.
Chelsea are coming to Baba Yara stadium with just a defeat in their last five previous games against Asante Kotoko who has been defeated twice with two draws against the Berekum based club at the same venue.
Asante Kotoko lodged on the 5th position with 14 points and 2 points difference ahead of their opponent who lies at the 9th position. The reds as joint most scoring team after 8 matches has scored 11 goals, found 8 at the back of their net are in for a squabble with a side who has conceded 8 goals and 10 to their benefits.
A fierce encounter as it should be. Whiles Chelsea are emerging into the garden city with threats of their leading marksman, Mezack Afriyie, currently leading the GPL scoring chart with 5 goals. Asante Kotoko are also aiming to continue their scoring free prowess after avalanche of goals in their two last training matches at AJ training grounds against division one outfits, Asekem and Asokwa Deportivo respectively.
Asante Kotoko are clearly looks favourite and a win would urge them ahead of Goldstars who’re lying on top of the league log with 16 points after a surprising win against Accra Lions on Monday.
Coach Seydou Zerbo is expected to prove his wherewithal on the team after the long break and it’s a perfect moment for him to seek a revenge against the stubborn bibires at the Baba Yara sports stadium on Wednesday.