League Report Sat, 26 May 2012

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Final day joy and pain in Ghana league

The final weekend of the Glo Premier League is closing in with Asante Kotoko to be crowned while the relegation battle continues.

After the final whistle on Sunday, the curtains will be drawn on a total of 480 matches which started back in October and produced thrills, passion, drama, action and controversy.

Though the concluding fixtures will put the smiles on certain faces, it will be gloom and pain for others who will see their clubs bid goodbye to the elite division.

Despite, the campaign recording ups and downs, Kotoko's domination at the top will be rewarded at the Baba Yara Stadium after their game against Tema Youth.

The Porcupine Warriors hold a 14-point lead going into the final day clash but they will attempt to crown it off with a win.

Elsewhere, the battle for Premier League places for next season will see the results on the last day determine which other side joins Wassaman into relegation.

With two relegation slots still to be filled, Arsenal, Bechem and Mighty Jets will be hoping the avoid going down on the last day. But certainly, two sides will confirm their places in the Division One campaign for next season.

Sunday is expected to provide the final twist with Berekum Arsenal attempting cement their premiership place as they embark on a difficult mission to the Accra Sports Stadium where they face Hearts of Oak.

The Phobians, who at point were second-place contenders are now hoping to finish in the top four, as they lie fifth.

But the permutations are clear for Arsenal. The Gunners must win at all cost or pray that Bechem and Mighty Jets both lose their matches.

Another side who could be preparing for life in the lower league are Bechem, who travel to the Gyamfi Park to face New Edubiase who are side chasing a top-four finish. Bechem need a win and hope that the other results go their way to escape relegation.

Mighty Jets need a need a big performance at the Golden City Park where they clash with Berekum Chelsea.

Only a win for Jets could save them from relegation but aside the win, they must hope that Arsenal and Bechem lose.

In other matches, Aduana Stars could lift themselves into the top-four if they win against Liberty Professionals at the Agyemang Badu Park.

Ebusua Dwarfs, serving a 12-game home ban, finish the campaign at the Sekondi Stadium against AshantiGold.

Finally, Wa All Stars and Medeama meet at the Wa Park. Medeama will be hopeful of winning to secure second place but the Blues will be determined to finish the season on a winning note.

Source: GFA

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