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Sports News of Wednesday, 15 March 2017


Great Olympics target first win over Inter Allies

Great Olympics will host Inter Allies in match day seven of the Ghana Premier League (GPL) at the Accra Sports Stadium on Wednesday, as both sides target maximum points after a difficult start to the season.

The “Eleven Is To One” have the chance to bounce back to winning after recording back-to-back defeats against Wa All Stars and Aduana Stars and in the quest to climb up on the league table after a difficult start to the season.

Great Olympics on the other hand, are yet to record their first win of the season as they lie bottom of table with just 2 points from six games.

Inter Allies sit a place above the relegation zone (14th) with 5 points with their next opponents lying pretty cool at the bottom of the table with 2 points after six games.

MATCH DETAILS: Competition: Ghana Premier League (2016/17) – Week 7 Date: Wednesday 15th March, 2017 Time: 3:00pm GMT Venue: Accra Sports Stadium Broadcast: There will be no Live TV broadcast but radio commentary across the country.

MATCH OFFICIALS: Referee: Alex Nsiah Assistant 1: Ashittey Amarh Assistant 2: Ashong Ibrahim Fourth Official: Solomon Mordey Match Commissioner: Kojo Yankah

TEAM NEWS: Midfielder Isaac Twum has recovered from a slight knock he sustained during Aduana Stars’ game on Sunday and has been passed fit for the game.

Defender Uriah Kporvi is also recovering well from his injury, he will miss the game.

HEAD-TO-HEAD: Both sides will meet for the third time, having met only twice in the Ghana Premier League with the ‘Eleven Is To One’ winning both games.

Great Olympics have never beaten the “Eleven Is To One” in the league and Inter Allies would only hope to hold on to the perfect record against their regional rivals.

The last time both sides met at the Accra Sports Stadium, Sheriff Deo Mohammed’s first half header was enough to win 1-0 for Inter Allies in the 2014/15 season.

2014/15 Season: 1. Great Olympics 0-1 Inter Allies (Sheriff Deo Mohammed) – Accra

2. Inter Allies 1-0 Great Olympics (Sheriff Deo Mohammed) – Tema

2016/17 Season: 3. Great Olympics ?–? Inter Allies

FORM GUIDE and STATS: Great Olympics have recorded just a clean sheet playing in their own backyard and failed to score in a game in the 3 games they’ve played at the Accra Sports Stadium.

Conversely, Inter Allies have failed to score in 2 of their 3 away games played this season and have not kept a clean sheet in the process.

Great Olympics last five games: 1. Great Olympics 2-2 Elmina Sharks 2. Bolga All Stars 1-0 Great Olympics 3. Great Olympics 1-3 Bechem United 4. Great Olympics 0-0 WAFA 5. Hearts of Oak 2-1 Great Olympics

Inter Allies last five games: 1. Liberty Profs. 2-0 Inter Allies 2. Medeama SC 1-1 Inter Allies 3. Inter Allies 2-1 Ebusua Dwarfs 4. Wa All Stars 1-0 Inter Allies 5. Inter Allies 1-2 Aduana Stars