Karela United will be playing as host to the porcupine warriors at the Tarkwa Akoon Park on Friday March 6th 2020 at 15:00 GMT in their match day 13 of the 2019/2020 Ghana premier league.
Both sides have met 3 times with Karela United winning 2 and loosing one through a penalty shootout in the final of Normalization Committee Special Tournament tier one.
Kumasi Asante Kotoko meets Karela United for the fourth time with their former coach Johnson Smith who was the brain behind their rule over them in their last three games on their bench as their assistant coach.
Asante Kotoko also have in possession Karela United’s key players who were part of the Karela’s demolition exercise on them in their last three meetings.
Heads to head between Karela United and Asante Kotoko below.
First meeting : Sunday 25th September 2016 , Nkroful Ellembelle ( Kwame Nkrumah Birthday Cup )
Karela United 1:0 Kotoko
( Sampson Eduku pen )
2nd Meeting – Wednesday 2nd May ,2018 , GPL , CAM Park , Aiyinase .
Karela United 3:1 Kotoko
( Imoro, Ganui and Max Barkoh ) Sogne Yacouba
3rd Meeting – Sunday 23rd June ,2019 . NC Special Cup final ,Kumasi .
Kotoko 1:1 Karela
( Fatawu , Osei Baffour )
(Kotoko won 4:1pen)
4th Meeting – Friday 6th March ,2020 GPL ,Akoon
Karela United Vrs Asante Kotoko .
Total – Games
Karela -2 wins
Kotoko -1win( PS included )
Kotoko – 2
Yellow Cards – 14
Karela – 6
Karela United are unbeaten against Kotoko in a league game .
Kotoko’s Evans Quoa was the first player to received yellow card( 2016 at Nkroful )
Nuredeen Abdulai was the last player to be shown yellow card in their encounter ( 2019 ,NC Special cup in Kumasi )
Karela United scorers during their 3:1 win over Kotoko are currently with the porcupine warriors ( Barkoh , Ganui and Moro )
Karela United are in 17th position with 10points from 12 games , whiles Kotoko in 4th position with 21points .
Karela United have scored in all previous meetings with Asante Kotoko
Three penalties have been awarded between them . sampons Eduku scored the first in 2016 whiles Fatawu Salifu netted the last kick in 2019 .
Compiled by: Samuel Enyan-Riquelme