With GN Bank Division One – zone one – week29 matches postponed until further notice over bribery allegations involving a couple of teams and zone 3 in catch-up mode at Week 27, penultimate matches in zone two will come on this weekend at the various league centres with the top spot and ticket to premiership soccer already taken by Elmina Sharks and the runner-up spot going to Karela FC.
What remains open is largely the jockeying for the third and fourth spot at the top end of the log and the quest to beat the drop taking center stage as the relegation bug beckons to two unknown teams from about a total of 5 teams with just about one and two points difference between them to join Tarkwa Utd who have already punched their exit ticket for the trip to Division One soccer.
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Thus, the fight to avoid relegation will pick up in intensity this weekend as 14th placed relegation threatened Cornerstones welcome 15th placed 12 win Dunkwa Utd who have 31points to their turf with the chance to boost their survival chances with a victory. Dunkwa Utd won the first encounter by 2 goals to nothing but will be hard-pressed for the victory in this one as Corners put up a fight for their very survival in the division. One spot off the first relegation spot - Starke FC – will continue their battle for survival at home this weekend in search of nothing short of the win and the maximum 3points as they look to rebound from last weekend’s 3-1 loss to Vipers as hosts of Achiken who have the relegation blues well behind them. A must win game for Starke who cannot afford to ruin their chances of survival. And, relegated Tarkwa Utd will have the chance to give their home fans something to smile about as they play host to Samartex FC who have the 6th spot on 39points with the relegation brouhaha well behind them.
Sekondi Eleven Wise will be under severe pressure to keep hope alive for a top four finish to the season as they take to the road as guests of on an Asokwa Deportivo side that is looking to end a five game slump that has seen them lose four and draw once in their last five outings. Wise won the first encounter by 2 goals but the reverse fixture looks like a very tough assignment for the Show Boys who haven’t fared well on the road this second round and just ended a four game slide (3 losses, 1 draw) with a 3-0 home win over Tarkwa United. And 12th placed Cape Coast Venomous Vipers who remain a point adrift of the first relegation spot will have to put in one of their best road performances yet for the maximum points at Wassaman United to boost their chances of survival.
Elsewhere on the weekend, King Faisal who once reigned on the bottom of the log and are now two precious points adrift of the first relegation spot will be hard-pressed not to fall back some on the log and into the relegation mire as guests of Gold Stars who will be on the hunt for the rebound from last weekend’s 3-1 loss at Elmina Sharks, division runner-ups – Karela FC – will have the chance to send some relegation jitters into the camp of Proud Utd as they host the latter with victory on their mind, and 2015/16 GN Bank Division One, zone 2 Champions – Elmina Sharks will have the chance to deny Nzema Kotoko’s bid for the fourth spot and perhaps save it for Eleven Wise as they look forward to closing out a fantastic run with their final home win of the season.
DAY 29 - 10TH AND 11TH SEPT., 2016
SUN BIBIANI GOLDSTARS VS KING FAISAL
SUN BABA YARA CORNERS VS DUNKWA
SAT TARKWA T&A PARK TARKWA UTD VS SAMARTEX
SAT BABA YARA DEPORTIVO VS ELEVEN WISE
SUN ANYINASI CAM PARK KARELA VS PROUD UTD.
SUN DUNKWA STARKE VS ACHIKEN
SUN DOMPIM WASSAMAN UTD VS VENOMOUS VIPERS
SUN ELMINA SHARKS VS NZEMA KOTOKO
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