League kicks off Sunday

Asante Kotoko Players CelebrateThe First Capital Plus Premier League will finally commence this weekend after a six-month lull, with defending champions Kumasi Asante Kotoko opening the defence of their title against Aduana Stars at the Nana Agyemang Badu II Park in Dormaa Ahenkro on Sunday.

The game will be a repeat of the opening day fixture of the 2014/2015 season which saw Kotoko running away 2-1 winners at the Baba Yara Stadium.

However, Aduana will be hoping for a repeat of last year’s final game which they won 2-0 to survive, courtesy goals by James Abban and Emmanuel Akuoku.

In another cracker at Kpando on Saturday, Hearts of Oak will be searching for a great start to the season when they welcome returnee Feyenoord (now known as West African Football Academy – WAFA) in a home-away-from-home assignment.

On Sunday, Wa All Stars host Berekum Chelsea at the Wa Park and AshantiGold will hope to avoid an upset against Accra Great Olympics at the Obuasi Len Clay Stadium.

At the Kpando Park on Sunday, Heart of Lions will engage New Edubiase United, Sekondi Hasaacas play Liberty Professionals at the Essipon Stadium, Brong Ahafo (B.A) United lock horns with Bechem united in Sunyani, while Inter Allies welcome Medeama SC to the synthetic surface of the Tema Park.