Stephen Amankonah & Fabio Gama return as Kotoko name squad to face Bechem United in cliffhanger encounter

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The Porcupine Warriors are hoping to recover from the painful defeat they suffered against Hearts of Oak on Friday as they now switch their attention to the Premier League

Asante Kotoko coach Prosper Ogum Narteh has named his matchday squad for week nineteen of Ghana Premier League against in-form Bechem United at Fosu Gyeabour Park in Bechem on Tuesday.

Despite recent brouhaha surrounding the future of midfielder Stephen Amankonah, the former Berekum Chelsea star has been named in the travelling squad and could make his first appearance for the club in almost two months.

Also, Brazilian midfielder Fabio Gama who has been battling with injuries is now fully fit and may even start to provide creativity in midfield for Kotoko.

As usual, goalkeepers Danlad Ibrahim and Kwame Baah were called to camp while skipper Abdul Ganiu Ismail lead the hosts of defenders expected to play part of the game.

Cameroonian striker Georges Mfegue, whom reports suggested that he is lacking match fitness has been passed fit and will likely maintain his starting place upfront alongside countryman Etouga Mbella, who has bagged 13 goals so far this season.

Although, Bechem’s eleven-game unbeaten run in the Premier League came to an end last weekend in Tarkwa, following a controversial penalty which was awarded against them and Vincent Atinga calmly slotted it in, they are still invincible at home.

Bechem are still unbeaten at home this season as they have picked seven wins and shared the spoils only once after eight games.

Interestingly, Kotoko’s last visit to Bechem ended in a 2-1 defeat thanks to a brace by Steven Owusu and Solomon Sarfo Taylor got the consolation goal for the visitors. Kotoko will be facing three of their former players this afternoon including Augustine Okrah, Emmanuel Asante and Latif Anabila as the trio are currently plying their trade with Bechem.

However, Kotoko lead the Premier League log with 40 points, ten points better than Bechem

Kotoko’s travelling squad:

Goalkeepers:
Danlad Ibrahim
Kwame Baah

Defenders:
Maxwell Agyemang
Andrews Kofi Appau
Abdul Ganiu Ismail
Christopher Nettey
Patrick Asmah
Augustine Agyapong
Yussif Mubarik
Imoro Ibrahim

Midfielders:

Fabio Gama
Mudasiru Salifu
Sheriff Mohammed
Justice Blay
Richmond Lamptey
Richard Boadu ‘Agadas’

Strikers:

Evans Adomako
Samuel Boateng
Stephen Amankonah
Etouga Mbella
Georges Mfegue
Dickson Afoakwa

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