Can Kotoko redeem image?

… Hearts to prey on Jets

By: Kofi Owusu Aduonum

Alex Asamoah, Kotoko

An “opportunity” has presented itself to Asante Kotoko to redeem its image, when they host New Edubiase at the Baba Yara Stadium on Sunday, after a streak of defeats in the Glo Premier League.

The Porcupine Warriors have gone past three games with no win – lost 2-3 to Faisal, 0-2 to Aduana and the one they want to hurriedly forget, the 0-1 defeat to arch-rivals Hearts of Oak.

Indications are that Kotoko are putting their house in order to end their recent winless streak, by going past their middle-placed visitors.

Happenings from the camp of the “Red Army” suggest that its newly-recruited Serbian trainer, Bogdan Korak, is purposed to begin his Ghanaian campaign on a good footing, with a win.

That dream, however, seems too tall a mountain for Kotoko to climb, taking into account its inconsistency of the game, vis-a-vis Kotoko’s poor run lately.

Former Kotoko forward, Stephen ‘BA’ Manu, spearheading the Edubiase attack, whose quest is to punish Kotoko for letting him go, also makes Kotoko’s image redemption mission more arduous.

At the Ohene Djan Stadium, a convincing win over visiting Mighty Jets, will not only placate the ‘Rainbow’ family, after losing 0-1 to city rivals Liberty Professionals, but act as icing on Hearts’ 99th Anniversary milestone.
There is every indication that Hearts have what it takes to stop Jets, who have proved bad away performers, since joining the elite league.

Other games will see Berekum Arsenals staying home to play Kessben FC, while bottom placed RTU travel to Kpando to battle Heart of Lions. King Faisal will play as guests of Ashgold, with Liberty hosting Aduana at the Carl Reindorf Park.

Current league leaders, Berekum Chelsea, will travel to sort things out with Ebusua Dwarfs, while All Stars host BA Stars in an all-stars affair.

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