With six games to go, Kumasi Asante Kotoko have all but won this season’s Glo Premiership race meaning they would be crowned Champions for a record 22nd time in Ghanaian football folklore.
They hold a 12 points lead from second placed AshantiGold and it would take a collapse of gargantuan proportion to deny them a title they have worked so hardly for this term.
Their agility would be tested to the limit on Saturday when they make the trip to the capital to face the might of relegation threatened Tudu Mighty Jets as the Premiership continues this weekend.
Jets cannot afford to drop points in this game as their poor results this second round, has seen them drop into the relegation bracket from their safe position at the end of the first round.
They need to win all of their remaining games and hope other results go their way to stand in with a chance of beating the drop at the end of the campaign.
And this is reason why Kotoko will not have things easy at the Ohene Djan Stadium in Accra on Saturday afternoon as they seek to protect their unbeaten run this second round.
Jets would be up for it as they battle to save their season and they have history on their side to guide them as they go in search of the three points.
Last season when they were in a similar position, they defied the form book to post a comprehensive 2 – 0 win over the Porcupines a result that aided their survival campaign.
They will hope that positive karma from last season’s performance would come to play again as they go in search of the points that could see them avoid the drop at the end of the season.
With the race for the title all but sowed up, AshantiGold would seek to preserve second position with victory over Medeama SC at Len Clay Stadium at Obuasi. The Miners are unbeaten this second round, but faces a Medeama side that has not lost in their last five games and wont go down without a fight.
Third placed Hearts of Oak plays Ebusua Dwarfs in Accra on Sunday and would seek to capitalize on any slip by the Miners as they go for victory against a Dwarfs side that beat them 1 – 0 in the first round fixture at Cape Coast.
Relegation threatened Tema Youth will need to pick all three points when they welcome defending champions Berekum Chelsea to the Tema Park.
Berekum Arsenal will seek to climb further out of the relegation bracket as they host Wa All Stars at the ‘Golden City’ Park.
Heart of Lions welcome Aduana Stars to their Kpando base hoping to put their troubled campaign behind them as they go for the three points.
Bechem United cannot afford to drop any further points at the stage of the competition as
they seek to beat relegation. They host Liberty Professionals at the Bechem Park and needs to collect the points.
The same goes for Wassaman United who plays New Edubiase United at the Tarkwa T&A Park on Sunday afternoon.