Spirits are high and momentum is with Inter Allies as they prepare to start this season’s campaign with a big match against Hearts of Oak at the El Wak Stadium, looking to rely on their impressive opening day records to clinch victory over the Phobians.
Having grabbed back-to-back wins in their last two opening day matches against Medeama SC (2-0) and Aduana Stars (2-0), the ‘Eleven Is To One’ have the chance to gather pace in El Walk with the visit of Hearts of Oak on Monday afternoon.
Both sides have not yet met on Match day one and this will mark Inter Allies’ first game on the new home venue, El Wak Stadium – the club’s first home venue after three seasons in Tema.
To notch up a second home success over the Phobians, they’ll need to overcome a stubborn Hearts of Oak side who hold an impressive record of beating the ‘Eleven Is To One’ at their own backyard, winning 2 and losing one in their last three visits.
Referee: Isaaka Afful
Assistant 1: Kwesi Brobbey
Assistant 2: Rahman Salifu
Fourth Referee: Uriah Glah
Match Commissioner: Umar Teni
Competition: Ghana Premier League (Week 1)
Venue: El Wak Stadium
Date: Monday, 13th February 2017
Time: 3:00pm (15:00GMT)
Rates: ¢30 – VIP / ¢10 Standard
New signing, midfielder Martin Antwi looks favorite to start his first game for the ‘Eleven Is To One’ after joining the club late last week.
Goalkeeper Kwame Baah could start his first game of the season on Monday in the absence of Osei Kwame.
Coach Prince Owusu has a big pool of talented players to make his final set for this match as all players look fit for the game.
Both sides have met 6 times in the country’s topflight. The Phobians have three victories and the ‘Eleven Is To One’ have one, with two draws.
The last time Hearts of Oak faced Inter Allies in the latter’s home game, Inter Allies lost 2-3 in the first round of the 2015/16 season at the Tema Sports Stadium.
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 2-3 Hearts of Oak (Frederick Boateng and Gockel Ahortor) – Tema
6. Second Round: Hearts of Oak 1-1 Inter Allies (Ropapa Mensah) – Accra
7. Inter Allies ?-? Hearts of Oak – El Wak