After Tamale City’s 0-0 at Kintampo last weekend’s, they now turned their attention to welcome the worriors of Nkoranza in a difficult must win game for the Cityzens.
The two clubs met at Nkoranza in the first round for which the Worriors emerged victorious in a 1-0 win.
Today’s game is crucial for Tamale City, because they need a revenge against the Worriors after that shocken defeat at Nkoranza in the first round. The citizens again need to keep their chances of qualifying for the Premiership alive.
The home team comes into this game at the back of a 0-0 draw against Kintampo FC, and as for the away side, they had a famous 1-0 win at home against Young Apostles.
Tamale City are currently on 5th place with 28 points with their case against Techiman City still pending. They ended the first round with 8 wins, 3 draws and 3 defeats with the Techiman City game still on hold after fans misbehavior led to the referees ending the game at half time with the Tamale club leading by a goal to nill.
The Cityzens can’t afford to drop points at home against the Worriors knowing that a draw or loss will halt their chances of making it to the Premier League next season.
Sam Otis hasn’t been doing well of late and it will be good for the Tamale club if their leading scorer fines his scoring boots in today’s game. He has scored seven times this season, placing him on joint fourth with Steadfast and Ghana U-20 Star Abdul Fataw Issahaku in the goal scoring gong.
The Worriors are currently on 11th place in the league standings and a win for them today will uplift them to 9th place depending on the performance of Nsoatreman FC and Kintampo FC in their respective games.
Tamale City is yet to loss at home, which will motivate them to keep their home invincible record fully guarded.
Coach Hamza Mohammed will hope to win this match to combat for the only Premiership slot in the zone with City rivals Real Tamale United, Steadfast Fc and two heavyweights from the Brong Ahafo region, Berekum Arsenals and Bofoakwa Tano.
The game will be played behind closed doors as the GFA is yet grant Tamale City approval to start admitting fans to their home games.
By Saaka Yakubu Issah