GHALCA G6 tournament begins tomorrow in Takoradi

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Ghana League Clubs Association GHALCA G6 tournament is set to begin tomorrow with attractive pairings expected to plunge the Essipong Sports Stadium into fireworks.

Premier League winners, Ashgold will kick-start hostilities in group B tomorrow with a fierce battle with Berekum Chelsea at exactly 4:00 pm.

Then, Coach Kenichi Yatsuhashi, who has come under excessive criticisms after losing all three games in pre-season, will face his biggest test since joining  Accra based Hearts of Oak when he leads them against Dormaa based Aduana Stars in the second match of the day.

That will be a tough group A, opener.

download.jpgWithout that, the game involving the Phobians would be the one to attract all the attention following media backlash of the Japanese Hearts coach who conceded nine goals in his first three debut games.

His Phobian side was whitewashed 4-0 by Premier League side WAFA at Sogakope with the other five goals suffered over two games with a Libyan side.

Reports from the Phobian camp over their preparation has been contrasting with the coach indicating the team was not ready but skipper of the side, Robin Gnagne insisted the team was ready for the games.

And having done any serious work as far as player recruitment was concerned, fans of the team with follow their fortunes to know what fate awaits them as they get ready for the start of the new season.

Against a crack and stubborn side like Aduana, the Phobians would be in a game of their lives if what Aduana churned out in the previous season was anything to go by.

For the Miners, their game would surely serve a good test for the team as they prepare for their African campaign as Chelsea hopes to also secure a statement win to better their chances in the competition which has been stretched from four to six.

Tournament favorites, Kumasi Asante Kotoko, will be hoping to record a win when they take on Berekum Chelsea in the first game of the competition on the second day.

The 2015 FA Cup winners, Medeama will begin their campaign in the second game when they lock horns with Accra Hearts of Oak who will be playing their second game in the competition.

Day three of the competition will see one of the toughest games fans will witness as Tarkwa based Medeama SC slug it out with Aduana Stars whiles Asante Kotoko clash with Ashgold for the first time in 2016.

Teams that excel from each group as table toppers will clash on the final day, January 10, to determine the winner of the competition.

This G6 competition is the first of its kind from GHALCA  and has come to replace the Top 4 tournament which has been off in recent years due to lack of financial support.

Medeama and Ashgold will use this as preparations ahead of the CAF Champions League and Confederations Cup competition which is scheduled in February.

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