Medeama SC hosts Accra Hearts of Oak in an outstanding game at the Akoon Park on Wednesday. The matchday six fixture had to be postponed due to the Phobian’s engagement in CAF’s inter-club competitions.
Matches involving the two have always been difficult, tumultuous, and controversial and Wednesday’s will be no different especially with the Mauve and Yellows losing twice to the Phobians last season including a 3-0 loss in an FA Cup semi-final tie.
Medeama are undoubtedly in much better shape than when they received that ugly 3-0 thrashing at the Accra Sports Stadium last term, and hopefully will actually give Accra Hearts of Oak some form of test now Umar Abdul Rabi’s charges are well and truly firing.
Medeama have lost just one of their last eight league games winning five, drawing two with the only defeat coming against WAFA.
The Phobian’s on the other hand have lost once in their last eight outings. They have won five, drawn two, and lost one.
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Friday’s bond-building result against Berekum Chelsea was the most impressive so far under Rabi, though he will see room for improvement in the accuracy of passing, especially in the final third.
Umar Abdul Rabi is fortunate to have all his arsenals available for this clash. Against Berekum Chelsea, Medeama enjoyed the lion’s share of possession, and with less wastefulness in the final third, a hard-won victory could have been far more comfortable.
Hearts have sometimes laboured against teams using a low-block defence and although that is not Medeama’s style, once again against Chelsea restricted Chelsea’s chances.
The team as a whole are looking less susceptible to counter-attack, and alert to danger for the duration. Those qualities will be vital against the team standing fourth going into the weekend.
A home game against a side with familiar faces at the helm. Hearts’ Samuel Boadu, Hamza Obeng, and Eric Amponsah return to the ground that thrust them to prominence.
From the Tarkwa T&A Park to the Akoon Park, the Mauve and Yellows have an impressive home record against the Phobians.
In eleven outings, Medeama have won six, and with four ending in a draw. The Phobian’s only win came on the 28th of August 2016 in a 2-0 triumph.