Asante Kotoko will look to continue their unbeaten run in the 2021/22 Ghana Premier on Sunday.
The Porcupine Warriors will host city rivals, King Faisal at the Baba Yara Stadium for the first time in almost two years since government’s renovation works. The record Ghana Premier League holders have gone five games without a defeat – recording four wins and one draw on the road to climbing up to the summit of the league log. Kotoko started the season on a spirited note after coming from a goal down to beat Dreams FC 3-1 at the Accra Sports Stadium in the opening week.
They returned to the Baba Yara Stadium in week two to beat Bechem United 2-0 to continue their quest to winning the league title for the first time in seven seasons. They traveled to Bibiani to claim all three points against Gold Stars at the Dun’s Park in the third week before returning home to the Baba Yara Stadium to make light work of Eleven Wonders by beating them 2-0 in the fourth week. The fifth week however saw them falter a bit on the road when they were held to a goalless draw by Karela United at the Crosby Awuah Memorial Park in Anyinase. That notwithstanding, they have amassed 13 points from five matches and sit top of the league table. They are trailed on three points by their next opponent, King Faisal who have 10 points.
They two sides will clash at the Baba Yara Stadium for the first time after choosing different venues to honour home games due to the renovation exercise. Kotoko played briefly at the Accra Sports Stadium before shifting base to the Obuasi Len Clay Stadium and King Faisal opted to play home games at the Ohene Ameyaw Park in Techiman. Both clubs are yet to lose a game at home since the commencement of the 2021/22 league season. Kotoko have recorded two home wins and King Faisal have two home wins and a draw.