SPORTS: 2020/21 Ghana Premier League: Week 1 Preview - Aduana Stars Vs Hearts of Oak
Aduana Stars will open the 2020/2021 Ghana Premier League season at home when they welcome Hearts of Oak on Saturday.
Paa Kwesi Fabin and his men would want to begin the campaign with a victory at the Nana Agyemang Badu I park.
Aduana were leading the championship last term before its termination due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Despite not making major reinforcements and also losing star midfielder Elvis Opoku to Legon Cities on the transfer deadline, they remain a force.
Yahaya Mohammed netted a hat trick in last season's opener against Inter Allies FC, his availability for this match will be a booster for the Dormaa side.
But the talisman who scored 11 goals in 14 games last term is a doubt for this weekend's fixture.
Fabin would surely count on the experienced forward for a successful campaign.
New recruit Emmanuel Osei Baffour could be making his first bow if he makes the Fire Boys match squad for the game.
Hearts of Oak are journeying to Dormaa Ahenkro with the motive of opening the season with a victory over Aduana.
The Phobians would be aiming to end their trophy droughtiness this term and that requires a very good start to the campaign.
Hearts of Oak have not won the Ghana Premiership since they last clinched the ultimate in 2009.
Edward Nii Odoom and his guys held the Fire Boys to a scoreless stalemate at the same venue last season.
Abednego Tetteh and Abdul Aziz Nurudeen who tested positive for COVID-19 last week will not be making the trip to Dormaa Ahenkro.
Nigerien import Abdourahmane Lawali is in line to make his debut for the Rainbow club on Saturday.
Hearts of Oak will be missing the services of Nigerian striker Ademola Kuti who picked an injury in the pre-season.
Ghana U20 skipper Daniel Afriyie Barnieh will join the Phobian squad for the game on Saturday.