Spirits are high, form is strong and momentum is with Inter Allies as they prepare to stop Hearts of Oak at the Tema Sports Stadium looking to rely on their usually excellent home record to continue their pursuit of their second home win this season.
Having grabbed back-to-back draws against Dreams FC (home 2-2) and New Edubiase (away 0-0), the ‘Eleven Is To One’ have the chance to gather pace in Tema with the visit of league leaders on Sunday.
Both sides have already met once during the preseason at the Accra Sports Stadium in a 1-1 drawn game before the start of this season.
To notch up a second straight home success over the Phobians, they’ll need to overcome an in-form Hearts of Oak side who hold an impressive record this season, winning three games and a draw in four games.
Referee: Daniel Laryea
Assistant 1: Philip Darko
Assistant 2: Abraham Jackson
Fourth Referee: AD Mohammed
Match Commissioner: Leanier Addy
Competition: Ghana Premier League (Week 5)
Venue: Tema Sports Stadium
Date: Sunday, 20th, March 2016
Time: 3:20pm (15:20GMT)
TV: There will be a LIVE TV coverage from SuperSport TV.
Lord Ofosuhene remains suspended after receiving a three match ban and will not not play a part in this game.
Goalkeeper Osei Kwame who is yet to feature this season has been training with the team and could start his first game of the season on Sunday.
Emmanuel Nettey and Abass Mohammed also trained with the squad and are available for selection after recovering from their injuries.
HEAD-TO-HEAD and FORM GUIDE:
Both sides have met four times in the country’s topflight. The Phobians have two victories and the ‘Eleven Is To One’ have one, with one draw.
The last time Hearts of Oak visited the Tema Sports Stadium, Inter Allies won 2-1 in the first round of the 2014/15 season.
1. 1st Round: Inter Allies 2-3 Hearts of Oak (Eliasu Fuseini and Gockel Ahortor) – Tema
2. 2nd Round: Hearts of Oak 1-0 Inter Allies – Accra
3. 1st Round: Inter Allies 2-1 Hearts of Oak (Ropapa Mensah & Gockel Ahortor) – Tema
4. 2nd Round: Hearts of Oak 0-0 Inter Allies – Accra
5. First Round – Inter Allies ?-? Hearts of Oak – Tema
The ‘Eleven Is To One’ have played 2 league home matches accumulating a win and a draw at the Tema Sports Stadium this season.
Inter Allies have scored 4 times and conceded 2 in the 2 home games played this season with a clean sheet.
The visitors, Hearts of Oak, have also played 2 away games, 1 draw and 1 victory.
They have scored twice and conceded nothing with 2 clean sheets.
INTER ALLIES games this season:
1. Inter Allies 2-0 Aduana Stars
2. Liberty Professionals 2-1 Inter Allies
3. Inter Allies 2-2 Dreams FC
4. New Edubiase 0-0 Inter Allies
HEARTS OF OAK games this season:
1. Hearts of Oak 1-0 New Edubiase
2. Medeama SC 0-2 Hearts of Oak
3. Ebusua Dwarfs 0-0 Hearts of Oak
4. Hearts of Oak 3-1 Bechem United