12/28/2019
2019-20 GHANA PREMIER LEAGUE PREVIEW: CAPE COAST EBUSUA DWARFS VS TARKWA MEDEAMA
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* The 1967 Champions, Ebusua Dwarfs face Medeama in opener fixture in the 2019-20 Ghana Premier League at the Cape Coast Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

* By: Isaac Amponsah (Dr Ike) and Bright Yeboah Taylor (byt)

Predictions:
Both teams to score
Drawn game
Correct score: Ebusua Dwarfs 1-1 Medeama

* HEAD-TO-HEAD SINCE 2010.

* 2010-11
Medeama 0-0 Dwarfs
Dwarfs      1-2 Medeama**

* 2011-12
Medeama 1-0 Dwarfs
Dwarfs      1-0 Medeama

* 2012-13
Medeama 1-0 Dwarfs
Dwarfs      2-1 Medeama

* 2013-14
Dwarfs      1-1 Medeama
Medeama 2-0 Dwarfs

* 2015-16
Medeama 2-1 Dwarfs
Dwarfs      0-2 Medeama**

* 2016-17
Dwarfs      1-0 Medeama
Medeama 2-1 Dwarfs

Total matches played - 12
Dwarfs wins                 - 3
Goals scored                - 8
Medeama wins            - 7
Goals scored                - 14
Drawn games               - 2

* MATCH FACTS

* The last time Medeama won @ Ebusua Dwarfs HOME grounds in the GPL is Sunday 28th Aug. 2016 in match Day 27 in the 2015-16 season (0-2).

* NB: The first time Medeama won @ Ebusua Dwarfs HOME grounds in the GPL was Wednesday 19th Jan. 2011 in match Day 19 in the 2010-11 season (1-2).

* By: Isaac Amponsah (Dr Ike) and Bright Yeboah Taylor (byt)

* The 2019-20 season of the Ghana League which is the 57th edition since the competition started in 1958 but the 24th edition since the inception of Ghana Premier League on 19th Dec. 1993 is the 38th appearance for Ebusua Dwarfs while it is the 11th appearance for Medeama (Kessben).

* Ebusua Dwarfs Day 1 HOME games in the GPL since 1999.
1999      Dwarfs 3-0 Asante Kotoko
2010-11 Dwarfs 1-0 Mighty Jets
2012-13 Dwarfs 1-1 Berekum Arsenal
2015-16 Dwarfs 0-1 Dreams***
2016-17 Dwarfs 3-1 Bolga All Stars
W3    D1    L1   GF8    GA3

* Medeama (Kessben) Day 1 AWAY games in the GPL since 2007.
2009-10 Faisal         1-2 Kessben***
2012-13 Edubiase    0-1 Medeama***
2013-14 Hasaacas  0-0 Medeama
2014-15 Inter-Allies 2-0 Medeama
2015-16 AshGold     2-1 Medeama
W2    D1    L2   GF4     GA5

* By: Isaac Amponsah (Dr Ike) and Bright Yeboah Taylor (byt)

* The first time Ebusua Dwarfs lost @ HOME in the GPL since 1999 is 11th Apr. 1999 in match Day 7 in the 1999 season against Real Tamale United (2-3).

- Since then, Ebusua Dwarfs have played 113 HOME games in the GPL.
W66    D29    L19   GF161    GA82

* The last time Ebusua Dwarfs lost @ HOME in the GPL is 28th Jun. 2017 in match Day 20 in the 2016-17 season against Asante Kotoko (0-1).

- Since then, Dwarfs have played 5 HOME game (450 mins) so far in the GPL.  
W3      D2     GF10    GA5

* Ebusua Dwarfs have lost 20 out of 119 HOME games so far in the GPL since 1999.
11/04/99 Dwarfs 2-3 RTU
29/03/00 Dwarfs 1-2 Liberty
05/07/00 Dwarfs 1-2 Bofoakwa
20/04/05 Dwarfs 0-1 AshGold
01/05/05 Dwarfs 1-2 Sportive
26/06/05 Dwarfs 1-2 Faisal
07/11/11 Dwarfs 0-3 Liberty
11/03/12 Dwarfs 0-1 Aduana
25/03/12 Dwarfs 0-2 Kotoko
29/04/12 Dwarfs 1-2 Mighty Jets
27/05/12 Dwarfs 0-2 AshGold
22/12/12 Dwarfs 0-2 Amidaus
13/10/13 Dwarfs 0-1 Liberty
10/11/13 Dwarfs 0-1 All Stars
01/12/13 Dwarfs 0-1 Hearts
20/02/13 Dwarfs 1-2 Edubiase
21/02/16 Dwarfs 0-1 Dreams
20/08/16 Dwarfs 0-2 Bechem Utd
28/08/16 Dwarfs 0-2 Medeama
28/06/17 Dwarfs 0-1 Kotoko

* Ebusua Dwarfs have so far played 119 HOME games in the GPL since 1999.
W70   D29    L20   GF171    GA86  

* The first time Medeama (Kessben) won an AWAY game in the GPL since 2007 is 9th Dec. 2007 in match Day 2 in the 2007-08 season against King Faisal (0-1).

- Since then, Medeama have played 260 AWAY games in the GPL.
W93   D86   L81   GF263   GA243

* The last time Medeama won an AWAY game in the GPL is 16th Jul. 2017 in match Day 23 in the 2016-17 season against Great Olympics (0-3).

- Since then, Medeama have played 3 AWAY games (270 mins) so far in the GPL.
D1     L2        GF1      GA6

* Medeama (Kessben) have so far played 261 AWAY games in the GPL since 2007.
W94    D36    L83   GF115  GA185

* By: Isaac Amponsah (Dr Ike) and Bright Yeboah Taylor (byt)

* Ebusua Dwarfs HOME matches in the month of DECEMBER in the GPL since 1999.
05/12/10 Ebusua Dwarfs 1-0 Asante Kotoko
11/12/11 Ebusua Dwarfs 1-1 All Stars
02/12/12 Ebusua Dwarfs 0-0 Asante Kotoko
23/12/12 Ebusua Dwarfs 0-2 Amidaus Professionals***
30/12/12 Ebusua Dwarfs 0-0 Hearts of Oak
01/12/13 Ebusua Dwarfs 0-1 Hearts of Oak***
15/12/13 Ebusua Dwarfs 2-2 Asante Kotoko
W1     D4     L2     GF4     GA6

* Medeama (Kessben) AWAY matches in the month of DECEMBER in the GPL since 2007.
09/12/07 King Faisal        0-1 Kessben***
16/12/07 All Blacks           1-1 Kessben
19/12/07 Tema Youth      1-2 Kessben***
30/12/07 Heart of Lions     1-0 Kessben
01/12/08 Heart of Lions     2-0 Kessben
22/12/08 Hearts of Oak     1-0 Kessben
13/12/09 Aduana Stars     1-0 Kessben
23/12/09 Berekum Chelsea 0-0 Kessben
11/12/11 Hearts of Oak     2-1 Medeama
16/12/12 Aduana Stars     2-0 Medeama
30/12/12 Hearts of Oak     1-3 Medeama***
08/12/13 Asante Kotoko     4-1 Medeama
W3     D2    L7     GF9    GA16

* The last AWAY side to prevent Ebusua Dwarfs from scoring @ HOME in the GPL is Accra Great Olympics who secured goalless drawn game on 11th Jul. 2017 in match Day 22 in the 2016-17 season.

* Ebusua Dwarfs have so far kept 75 CLEAN SHEETS out of 240 games in the GPL since 1999.

* Medeama (Kessben) have so far kept 88 CLEAN SHEETS out of 300 games in the GPL since 2007.

* Ebusua Dwarfs won the 1967 Ghana League title which was played on knock-out bases. Dwarfs won the tournament through toss of coin, after drawing 1-1 on two occasions with Sekondi Eleven Wise in the final.

* Medeama (Kessben) Best position in the Ghana Premier League since 2007 is 3rd with 50 points in the 2012-13 season.

* Ebusua Dwarfs have been relegated on 6 occasions since the Ghana League competition started in 1958 (1981, 1985-86, 1989-90, 2000, 2005 & 2013-14).

* Medeama (Kessben) worse performance in the GPL since 2007 is 11th in the 2013-14 & 2014-15 seasons with 40 and 41 points respectively.

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