Accra Hearts of Oak cannot afford to slip in their newly adopted Cape Coast Stadium in week nine on Sunday.
The Phobians have not been in the good books of their fans following a horrendous campaign in both the CAF Champions League and the Confederation Cup where they conceded 10 goals in two matches and scored four.
Prior to their continental exit, the defending champions had played four matches in the 2021/22 Ghana Premier League, recording three draws and a defeat.
The drawn games started in week one where they were held goalless by Legon Cities FC before 1-1 draws at West Africa Football Academy in week two and against Aduana Stars in week three at the Accra Sports Stadium.
They however shook off the continental fiasco to claim a slim 1-0 win over Elmina Sharks in week eight at the Nduom Stadium on Wednesday.They now have six points from five games and seated third from bottom of the league table. They however have something to chew on as the three outstanding games against Berekum Chelsea, Asante Kotoko and Medeama in weeks five to seven could give them points.
The Phobians will welcome neighbours and premier league entrants, Accra Lions to the Cape Coast Stadium as the Accra Stadium is undergoing what the National Sports Authority claims as renovation.
Lions have picked four points in their last three games – beating Eleven Wonders 1-0 in Accra, falling 3-0 at Karela United and holding King Faisal to a goalless draw back in the capital.
They have 8 points seated 13th on the league log and recently parted ways with German coach, Rainer Kraft. British coach, James Nicholas Francis has since taken charge of the club.