Ebusua Dwarfs will host the Phobians at the Robert Mensah Stadium in the match-day 13 of the 2013/14 Ghana Premier League as the visitors hope to keep the chase on Kotoko
The 2013-14 Ghana Premier League returns this weekend after a two-week break due to the GOTV WAFU Cup held in Ghana.
Thirteenth placed Ebusua Dwarfs, on a run of three games without a win, and reeling from back-to-back defeats will be hoping to bounce back against a “troubled” Accra Hearts of Oak this Sunday.
The “Gold-and-Green” side have not had a very good season compared to their flying start last season. They have won four, drawn two and lost six times in 12 games in the new season, and are placed just a point above the relegation zone coming into this fixture.
Professor Mintah’s side have lost two games on the bounce, and they will be seeking a recovery against their old rivals Accra Hearts of Oak. The second-placed side have won seven, drawn two, and lost three in 12 games, and are four points behind Kumasi Asante Kotoko.
Hearts appointed former player Mohammed Ahmed Polo as the new coach of the club to replace David Duncan. The “Dribbling Magician” has come in at a “troubled” time for the club, with a section of the supporters against his appointment.
However, he will need to get straight to winning ways if he is to win back the support of the fans in his first game against the Cape Coast side.
Polo led Hearts to FA Cup success in 1989 as a player manager in his first stint with the club and also led them to quarter-final qualification in the now defunct Africa Cup Winners Cup on his second coming in the 1994-95, but he has a tougher job to win back the support of the fans.
Ebusua Dwarfs have dominated recent meetings between the two sides, having won seven out of the last 12 games. Hearts have recorded only three victories over the Cape Coast side in that period, and have conceded 16 goals out of 28 in those last 12 games.
Last season, Ebusua Dwarfs won the first encounter 3-1 at the Tema Sports Stadium, and the Phobians won the reverse 1-0 courtesy of a Mahatma Otoo strike. It is the battle of the Professors; will the “Dribbling Professor” triumph over the academic professor?