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ASANTE KOTOKO vs DWARFS – 10 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE SUNDAYS GAME + 18 MAN SQUAD

ZDRAVSKO LUGARUSIC

​The Mysterious lads travel to the Baba Yara Stadium on Sunday in a mouthwatering contest tagged as a must win for Zdravsko Lugarusic with huge pressure on him to deliver.
In the pick of the Match Day 11 of the Ghana Premier League, Asante Kotoko host Dwarfs on Sunday 3pm,  at the Baba Yara Stadium. 

Having run out of steam in recent games, the Porcupines are under huge pressure to last the course in the title race.
A host of big summer signings are ready to burst out on Sunday ; Baba Manama, Kwame Boahen and Yakubu Mohammed,  to name just three.
Here’s what you need to know for Sunday’s game…


1 ▶ When is the match and where is game coming on and ticket prices ?



The match will kick off at 3pm on Sunday April 9th.

The VIP ticket goes for 15 Ghana Cedis. 

Centre Line or Yellow Stands goes for 8 Ghana Cedis.

Popular Stands or Red & Green Stands goes for 5 Ghana Cedis.


2 ▶ Team News

Ibrahim Danlad won’t be available as he’s still with National U-17. 

Injured : Ernest Sowah

Doubt : Eric Donkor, Evans Quao

Suspended : Awudu Nafiu (Sent off in our last game)

Suspended AWUDU NAFIU

▶ RevengeDwarfs beat Asante Kotoko massive four goals to one (4-1) last season at Robert Mensah Stadium, when Bright Lukman scored 3 goals when he was still at Dwarfs. For all Nicholas Gyan impact in Dwarfs this season,  the reality is that, they have no chance in Kumasi on Sunday. As a matter of fact, Asante Kotoko  are a title contending club this year and fighting for a place in Africa next year. The Porcupines should back themselves to win.

▶ Reasons for Asante Kotoko fans to be optimistic

 Lugarusic future depends on the players performing this season. If that doesn’t serve as extra motivation for the Porcupines to beat Dwarfs well on Sunday, nothing will. The creative freedom Asante Kotoko midfield are of should bang in the goals on Sunday. 




▶ Asante Kotoko recent form (Last 5 Games)  {LDLWD}

Medeama 2-1 Asante Kotoko 

Asante Kotoko 0-0 Inter Allies

Hearts 1-0 Asante Kotoko 

Asante Kotoko 1-0 WAFA

Bolga All Stars 1-1 Asante Kotoko

Sarfo Gyamfi celebrates after the winner against WAFA. From (L) to (R) – Baba Mahama, Emmanuel Gyamfi, Sarfo Gyamfi, Amos Frimpong, Michael Akuffo



6 ▶ Last 5 meetings against Dwarfs
2016 – Dwarfs 4-1 Asante Kotoko 

2016 – Asante Kotoko 3-0  Ebusua Dwarfs

2014 – Asante Kotoko 2-1  Ebusua Dwarfs

2013 – Ebusua Dwarfs 2-2  Asante Kotoko 

2013 – Asante Kotoko 2-1   Ebusua Dwarfs



7 ▶ Asante Kotoko’s key men

Felix Annan, Ahmed Adams, Michael Akuffo & Emmanuel  Gyamfi

The standout seasons performers, plus the defense wall and provider of Asante Kotoko’s goals are likely to accomplish another task on Sunday when Dwarfs visits Kumasi.

Zdravsko Lugarusic’s team is short of goals this season as they’ve registered just 8 goals in 10 games.  established strikers, and Liverpool have injury worries at the back. The Asante Kotoko forwards will soon create and bang in the goals at Baba Yara and in away games. 



8 ▶ Predicted formation

With recent criticisms from fans on the system of Asante Kotoko’s play this season, going with the 3 back defence system, Lugarusic will stick to his 3 man defence line,  with more attacking minded players.



9 ▶ Player Called For Camping

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10 ▶ Prediction & Betting odds

Asante Kotoko playing at home is likely to win on Sunday, as they’ve won 4 and drew 1 this season at home. 

Asante Kotoko Win: 6/5 – 1.20

Ebusua Dwarfs Win: 2/1 – 2.00

Draw: 23/10 – 2.30

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