NC Special Competition: Medeama Dare Kotoko

The battle for the top spot in Zone A of the ongoing Normalisation Committee (NC) Special Competition continues this weekend when current table toppers, Medeama SC, storm the Baba Yara Stadium to contend with second-placed Asante Kotoko in a week 13 fixture tomorrow.

Kotoko, who are seeking to reclaim the top spot, will also be on a mission to avenge a painful 0-1 defeat they suffered at the hands of the Mauve and Yellow boys at the Tarkwa T&A park on match day two.

However, the Tarkwa-based side, currently leading the Zone A table with 19 points, will also fight hard to extend their lead by completing the double over the Porcupine Warriors.

Coach Samuel Boadu’s side will have to put up an extraordinary performance to upset Kotoko who have an impressive home record of four wins and a draw so far in the competition.

Coach C.K Akonnor had a major boost this week when Burkinabe striker, Songne Yacouba, returned to the side and might feature alongside leading scorer, Safiu Abdul Fatawu, and a host of top performers such as Amos Frimpong, Felix Annan, Abdul Wahab and Emmanuel Gyamfi, to ensure revenge for the Porcupine Warriors’ return to the top of the table.

Medeama will parade the likes of Yaw Ansah Fufro, Samuel Appiah, Bright Enchil, Musah Yusif, Daniel Egyin, Justice Blay, Rashid Nortey and others to challenge for the maximum points.

In other Zone A games, Eleven Wonders will host Aduana Stars at the Nkoranza Park, while Bechem United visit the Obuasi Len Clay Stadium to face Ashantigold SC.

In Zone B, leaders Hearts of Oak will welcome Elmina Sharks to the Accra Sports Stadium tomorrow, with second-placed Karela United playing Dreams FC at the Aiyinase CAM Park.

Ebusua Dwarfs will play at home to Liberty Professionals outside the banned Cape Coast Stadium, while Inter Allies clash with West African Football Academy (WAFA) at the Tema Stadium.