Preview: Spineless Porcupines cannot fail against Hasaacas

Asante Kotoko know anything aside a win will not be accepted by their fans when they host Sekondi Hasaacas in the first-ever Friday night football match.

The wounded Porcupine Warriors have a full strength squad for the first time this season with the return of Felix Annan, Emmanuel Asante and Frank Sarfo Gyamfi from injuries.

But midfielder Jackson Owusu is still undergoing rehabilitation.

Hasaacas will have former Kotoko icon Eric Bekoe leading the attack and the former goal king will be supported by Prince Papa Arko and Samuel Afful.

Enterprising right back Amos Korankye could return to the starting line-up after missing last Sunday’s 1-1 draw at home with AshantiGold.

Sekondi Hasaacas have no major history against Asante Kotoko in the 21st century with only one victory in over twenty meetings.

Yusif Basigi has fix his leaky defence which has conceded 11 goals in just four matches.

MATCH FACTS

Head to Head (Since 2000)

Total matches played = 20

Asante Kotoko wins = 12

Drawn games = 7

Sekondi Hasaacas wins = 1

*Asante Kotoko are unbeaten against Sekondi Hasaacas in their last ten meetings.

(W5 D5 L0)

*Sekondi Hasaacas have managed only one win at Asante Kotoko in the league since 2000. It’s also their only victory over Asante Kotoko in the 21st century.

14th April, 2007

Asante Kotoko 0-1 Sekondi Hasaacas

*Asante Kotoko are yet to record their first three points in the current Ghana Premier League season.

(P4 W0 D2 L2)

*Sekondi Hasaacas have lost five of their last six away games in the premier league.

(W1 D0 L5)

*The Porcupines have kept two clean sheets in their last five home league fixtures.

Scoring 13 goals and conceded 5 goals.

*Sekondi Hasaacas have conceded eight goals in just two away matches this season without scoring at least one.

*Eric Bekoe (Sekondi Hasaacas) has scored more goals the entire Asante Kotoko team this season.

Bekoe has scored three goals whilst Asante Kotoko have managed to score only twice

Source: GHANAsoccernet.com