Bechem United president, Kingsley Owusu-Achau, says their quest to clinch the betPawa Premier League title this season cannot be impeded by Aduana FC when the two sides clash at Dormaa-Ahenkro on Sunday in one of the key fixtures of the final week of the season.
With the league’s title chasers separated by just three points going into the final round of matches, Sunday’s encounter at the Nana Agyemang Badu Park has become very significant that, the outcome could determine the league champion.
Bechem United, second on the league log, could move into pole position and clinch the title with a big win against Aduana in the event that Medeama lose to Tamale City at the Akoon Park, Tarkwa.
To the Bechem United boss, the two-time league champions have never beaten his side in the last two years and does not see how they could overpower Bechem to deny them their maiden league title with so much at stake.
Mr Owusu-Achau told the Daily Graphic that, even though Dormaa-Ahenkro appeared to be a difficult terrain for other teams, Bechem did not have that problem because they always felt at home playing there.
Aduana’s home form This season, Aduana have lost just one match [0-1 loss to Dreams FC on May 27] at Dormaa-Ahenkro, but have won nine and drawn six of their 16 home matches.
“Winning at Dormaa is not a big deal for us, last season we won there; in the FA Cup we met at Berekum which is closer to them, and we still won against them and when they came to Bechem last season, we scored them four goals.
“Aduana FC have never beaten Bechem United since 2020, either at home or away, and Bechem also possess an impressive record of eight wins against six for Aduana in the last 21 encounters between us”.
The statistics favour Aduana. In the last 16 encounters, Bechem have won seven, lost four and drawn five. Their last clash ended scoreless.
“When we’re playing Aduana, they are under pressure, and we don’t have anything to lose. As we go to Dormaa and there is not much pressure on the boys; winning against Aduana at Dormaa is not a big deal at all,” he observed.
He was very confident that Bechem would prevail in the regional derby, especially as their opponents were winless in their last five league matches and also without a win in two straight home games.