Just like visiting the Crosby Awuah Memorial Park, the Red Bull Arena in Sogakope is another venue away teams don’t dream of winning over there. Therefore, the celebration for a draw is tantamount to that of a win.
Asante Kotoko will be put to a massive test at Sagakope against West Africa Football Academy(WAFA) tomorrow in match week nine of the ongoing season.
WAFA might be the favourite to win the tie but Kotoko have been impressive in their last two visits though the latter have never won at the venue.
The Reds recorded a 0-0, and 1-1 draw in 2018 and 2020 respectively the last time they faced the Academy boys away. The last time WAFA beat Kotoko at home was in 2017 where they won 2-0.
Tomorrow’s game is apparently not the top liner of the weekend but it has all that it takes to be a must-watch game. Will Kotoko end WAFA’s unbeaten home run? Will Kotoko duo Fabio Gama and Kwame Poku have yet another good game? Who will stop red hot Daniel Lomotey from finding the back of the net in another home game?
Questions that keep all local football enthusiasts in a much-anticipated mood ahead of the game.
WAFA would need a win to keep up their chase for the title as they are two points behind league leaders Ashanti Gold who are on 15 points.
Kotoko on the other hand, have an outstanding game but at the moment are a point behind their opponent tomorrow and would have their eye set for positive results at the end of the game.
Lomotey has scored seven goals this season which all of them came at home. The former Ghana youth star scored four in his last home game against Medeama. Hence will he will be the focus for Kotoko’s backline.
Poku has proven to be a reliable goal poacher for the Kotoko, scoring four goals in seven games so far this season. The last time out he had a brace against Liberty on Monday.
The Brazilian made his full debut for the Porcupines against Liberty which he had an assist to his name and showed glimpses of a quality playmaker the club have invested in.
WAFA- last five games
W 3, D 0, L 2
Kotoko- last five games
W 3, D 1, L 1
Kick-off: 3 PM/ 13:00 GMT on January 17.
- West Africa Football Academy have only won one of their last 5 games against Asante Kotoko FC
- There have been exactly 2 goals in 4 out of 7 Asante Kotoko’s Premier League games this season
- There has been exactly 1 goal in 4 out of 8 WAFA’s Premier League games this season
Double chance WAFA
Both teams to score