Accra Hearts of Oak regains top spot of Premiership
Accra Hearts of Oak have regained their leadership on the top spot of the Premier League after they held Berekum Arsenals to a one all draw game in the 29th Week of the league match played at the Golden City Park at Berekum on Sunday.
The return of the Phobians to the top spot follows Kotoko’s 1-2 defeat at the hands of Obuasi Ashgold and this has now created a one point difference between the two most glamourous clubs in the country at the summit of the League.
Hearts will however need to win their last game against relegation bound Sporting Mirren to safeguard their position on the top spot, whilst Kotoko’s championship aspirations can also only be secured with a victory over King Faisal but one can count on an unpleasant result for Hearts to realise their target.
Kpando Heart of Lions and Faisal will however have to battle for the third spot due to the one point difference between them.
Victory for both sides in their subsequent games will keep each of them at their respective positions, whilst a slip by any of the sides will see a change in the third and fourth positions of the League.
What remains certain is that Hearts, Kotoko, Faisal and Lions seem to be sure candidates for the 2009 Top Four Competition, since the outcome of the next league matches will not in anyway change standings among the first four on the table.
The participation of the first four teams in the competition is however not automatic as the event has over the years been characterised by pull-outs by qualified Clubs as a result of varying reasons.
The mid-table, however, looks safe for Chelsea, Tema Youth, All Stars and Kessben FC, who will not need much to ensure their survival in the premiership after securing 41, 40, 40 and 39 points respectively.
The relegation struggle however still remains uncertain as the Clubs occupying the eighth to the 15th positions will have to go all out in the 30th Week League games if they are to survive the premiership.
This follows a minimum of two point difference between the eight clubs at the bottom made up of Liberty, Arsenals, Eleven Wise, Hasaacas, Ashgold, RTU and All Blacks and a slip on the side of any of them will see them join the wilderness.
Sekondi Eleven Wise might however jump to the safe mid table if they are able to win their outstanding match against Swedru All Blacks, whilst All Blacks will also need a win in their last game for survival should they pluck the three maximum points at the hands of the Western Show Boys.
Thommy is a very good friend of mine and his knowledge in the game will bring gooe impact to the club.
i am a strong fan of accra hearts of oak,and i want to plead with the mgt to have patience with the new coach for some time.This will enable him to blend the players very well to get team co-hersion.This i believe,we will have a good team for next year, to go and show our supirority in africa.However sacking coaches for lossing matches wil not help the club.i will also be happy if the mgt and the teachnical team can stream down the players to 35.This will help the coach to build a strong team,and a way of saving funds.i also heard the mgt is putting structures to build a 20-seater stadium,i was very deligted for that,but mgt should try and do that very fast.