December 1, 2020

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2020/21 Ghana Premier League: Week 2 Match Preview-Karela United vs Inter Allies

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Karela United host Inter Allies on SundayKarela United are back at Nzema-Aiyinase for their home matches and will play their first competitive match on the newly-constructed artificial pitch at the Crosby Awuah Memorial Park.The club’s sponsor GNPC has spruced up the venue but it came at a cost to the ‘Passioners’ who had to relocated to Tarkwa during the construction period.An opening day 2-2 draw at AshantiGold should be a huge morale-booster going into the season and with lethal striker Diwiase Taylor in top form, the goals will surely flow.Midfield gem, Umar Bashir, who joined this term after a calamitous stint with Kumasi Asante Kotoko has been a cornerstone so far. The former WAFA man was named Man of the Match in Obuasi and the reviews of his performance have been massive.He has been a perfect replacement for Emmanuel Keyekeh who moved to Asante Kotoko.But Karela can’t be complacent. At the end of the first round, all home teams- with the exception of WAFA were held at home- a sign that this season’s campaign will be neck-throat.As usual, Inter Allies have lost some player to foreign clubs due to their transfer policy of shipping out young talents.The league’s Most Exciting Player in last term’s suspended season, Victorien Adebayor-the Niger international- has been sold to a foreign club.His partner Samuel Armah, with whom they scored a combined of 18 goals has been snapped up by an Albanian club. This will surely have a toll on the ‘Eleven Is To One’ charges.In their opener, a barren draw with Dreams FC on Monday night, head coach Henrik Lehm said: ”Well, it was another drawing, the Ghana premier league huh? I think the first half was an Eagle game. I think we created a few chances, but in the second half, I was not satisfied at all. You know, I think they created more chances than us and if there should have been a winner, it should have been them.”Off the pitch, Inter Allies have signed partnership deal with Sub Box Restaurant and Caf and the a one-year sponsorship with Tampico.Prediction: Karela United 2-0 Inter Allies