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Match Preview: Karela United FC Versus Hearts of Oak – Slick Passing Host Welcome Unconvincing Phobians

The Crossby Awuah Memorial Park in Anyinase will host its first competitive game in almost a year when Karela United FC take on Accra Hearts of Oak in match day three of the Ghana Football Association Special Competition.

The CAM Park has enjoyed an impressive 79 games unbeaten for the host capped by their emphatic 3-1 win over their Sunday’s guest in the last meeting.

Karela United FC will be using the game to honor their late club owner, Senator David Brigidi, whose demise late last year threw the club’s faith into disarray.

A pricless away win over Ebusua Dwarfs was followed by a deserved point at the Theater of Dreams with Diawise Taylor motoring affairs for the Passion and Pride Boys.

Accra Hearts of Oak SC on the other hand limped to a tight 1-0 win over Dreams at the Accra Sports Stadium before suffering a 1-0 defeat away to a Felix Addo inspired Elmina Sharks.

Off season preparation for the Phobians have so far failed to be translated onto the field with the attacking machinery struggling to click in the opening two matches so far.

Dubbed as match of the week by pundits and followers of the game, Accra Hearts of Oak must up their arsenal to avoid a replica of their last trip to Anyinase that saw them ceding 3 goals on the road.

On the statistical index, the CROSSBY Awuah Memorial Park has seen an amazing 236 goals in the 79 matches honored since its inception.

A stunning 184 goals of which have come from Karela United FC with the away teams accounting for a paltry 52 goals. An amazing 71 games without conceding a first half goal sums up the dominant nature of Karela United on home soil.

On competing matches, Karela United have won 49 of the 54 matches played, drawing 5 and losing none. A total of 67 goals have been scored during that spell.

On the head to head basis, Hearts of Oak SC have one win and one defeat against their Anyinase based opponents, a 1-0 win in the GHALCA top 8 enough for the capital based side.

Williams Opoku Mensah is the top scoring player in the tie with 3 goals under his name.

A win for Karela Uniyed will send them top of the pile whiles Accra Hearts of Oak might press the panic bottom if they suffer another flogging on the road.

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Saani Abacha

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