Champions Ashanti Gold will play as guests to Sekondi Hasaacas at the Esipong Stadium on Sunday.
Ashgold are yet to concede defeat in the on-going league and again yet to pick a victory in their last two matches played. They recently held the Porcupine Warriors to a goalless draw in an outstanding fixture.
With three games played, Hasaacas are already showing signs of weak and leaking defence and probably indications of a team that will have to battle relegation all season. They are the only team with the highest number of goals conceded so far, ten (10).
Hasaacas are currently 12th position on the league with three points while Ashgold have five points at fifth place.
There have been 20 meetings between the two sides dating back to the year 2000. The Miners have stumped their authority by winning 11 times and suffered six (6) defeats with three (3) ending in draws.
In all their homes clashes, the ‘Doo Boys’ have lost only once to Ashanti Gold, which came on the 3rd of Jan 2010 (1-2).
They have lost only one in their last 16 home games (0-1 defeat against Kotoko), won 11 and drawn 4.
Hasaacas have ended up scoring eight (8) and conceded four (4) goals in their last five games played at home – kept only two clean sheets at home out of that.
On the flip side, Ashanti Gold are yet to pick up a single win in their last twelve (12) outings.
The last time they met at the Sekondi Stadium was last season when the Obuasi club lost by two goals to nil.
Despite the Management of Hasaacas failing to settle bonuses of the players, head Coach Yusif Basigi says it’s not going to have any telling effect on them.
This time last season, Hasaacas had amassed seven points and conceded three, scoring six whiles Ashgold were flying high with a 100% start, bagging nine points and had scored four without conceding.
The task looks somehow more daunting for the Miners who are yet to spark in this campaign. Head Coach Bashiru Hayford during the week, attributed the change in form and fortunes to the blend of old and new players.