It’s the final stretch of the Ghana Premier League and the league table is so tightly packed.
With just five games to go, it is squeaky bum time at both ends of the table.
Hearts of Oak and Asante Kotoko will both have eyes on their results in what should be an enthralling end to the season.
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At the bottom of the table, eight teams are still in danger of being relegated.
Here for games to lookout for this midweek matchday.
Asante Kotoko vs Karela United
Asante Kotoko have the extra benefit of playing before Hearts of Oak and could pile pressure on their rivals with victory.
Three points won’t come easy for the Porcupine Warriors as they face a determined Karela side.
Mathematically, victory for Karela could put them back into a title race they once led.
The Aiyinase-based side will be glad to have Diawisie Taylor back after he returned to Ghana from Black Meteors duty.
Kotoko won at the CAM park for the first time in the reverse fixture and will look for a similar result this time in Obuasi, without Kwame Poku.
Mariano Barreto’s men are unbeaten in eight games but Karela have also lost just one in their last nine games.
Two teams who need three points should make an intriguing watch.
Stadium: Len Clay stadium, Obuasi
Time: Wednesday, 15:00GMT
Prediction: Asante Kotoko 1-1 Karela United
Legon Cities vs Hearts of Oak
A derby between two sides who share the same stadium.
Hearts of Oak face Legon Cities, a team that took two points from them early in the season.
This time, it’s a different Hearts side full of confidence under new coach Samuel Boadu.
The Phobians look unstoppable and Boadu says they are ready for any team in the world.
Hearts have won seven out of their last eight games and will look to continue that form.
Legon Cities have been impressive and have totally escaped the relegation battle after stringing together five wins in their last seven games.
Stadium: Accra Sports stadium, Accra
Time: Thursday, 18:00GMT
Prediction: Legon Cities 1-2 Hearts of Oak
Medeama vs King Faisal
A drop in form has left a huge dent in Medeama’s title aspirations.
The Mauve and Yellows have to remain stainless in the remaining games to stand a chance.
King Faisal sit just outside the relegation zone on goal difference and also need maximum points to aid their battle against the drop.
Yaw Preko’s men have extra motivation and would like to avenge their shock defeat against King Faisal in the first round.
That won’t come easy as the Insha Allah boys have won three of their last five games.
Medeama have recently had a goalscoring problem with just two goals in their last five games.
Preko will need his attacking players to find their scoring boots if they’re to beat King Faisal.
Stadium: Akoon Park, Tarkwa
Time: Wednesday, 15:00GMT
Prediction: Medeama 3-1 King Faisal
WAFA vs Aduana Stars
A real battle for a top six place couldn’t have come any later in the season.
Both teams currently have 43 points and are just two points away from the top six.
The winner of this game will most likely have one foot in the top six.
It has been an inconsistent season from both clubs and three points could initiate a strong finish to the season.
Aduana won at home in the first round and WAFA will be expected to replicate such a result in Sogakope.
It is unclear if WAFA’s talisman, Augustine Boakye, who’s been reportedly sold will play any part in the remainder of the season.
Stadium: WAFA park, Sogakope
Time: Wednesday, 15:00GMT
Prediction: WAFA 1-1 Aduana Stars
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