It will be an interesting match at the Dr Kwame Kyei Sports Complex on Saturday, June 3, 2023 as Kumasi based King Faisal welcomes Legon Cities for the penultimate tie in the betPawa Premier league.
Astute center referee, Rustum Gameli Senorgbe has been appointed to handle the match with stakes high, as a loss for either side is dire.
Interestingly enough, the Ho based referee officiated a matchday 34 encounter between the two teams at the Baba Yara Stadium on June 19, 2022 last season. King Faisal triumphed 2-1 over Legon Cities
The broadcast journalist on July 10, 2021 centered a week 33 rained off game between King Faisal and Ebusua Dwarfs at the Ohene Ameyaw Park which ended 2-0.
Rustum has two other away matches for Legon Cities which all ended in stalemates. On March 30, 2022, Aduana Stars played 1-1 with the Royals at the Nana Agyeman Badu Park, a week 22 tie. Then a week 30 game on May 22, 2022 saw a 0-0 result between Bechem Utd and Legon Cities at the Nana Fosu Gyeabour Park.
A reverse match between the two, a week 14 encounter on February 15, 2021 saw a 1-1 draw at the Accra Sports Stadium in the 2020/21 season.
Legon Cities are 11th with 43 points, 2 points above the drop zone, while King Faisal are already in the zone, 17th with 36 points.
Maxwell Konadu’s men, with 4 wins over King Faisal have 3 wins and 2 losses in the last 5 matches, while Cobblah’s men, with 3 wins over the Royals have managed only a draw and 4 losses in their last 5 matches.
There has been 3 draws between the two, a result they both would not prefer at the end of this clash.
While it will be the first game for Rustum at the Dr Kwame Kyei Sports Complex, Courage Kuedufia and Seth Abletor will be on the lines, with Dr Imoro Osman as the fourth official, while Williams Amoako commissions the match that will be live on Startimes at 3pm.
Consistency and Integrity is key and that is what the SWAG Awardee, Rustum is all about in his refereeing career. Hit him up on any social media platform with #RusRefair.
By: Davis Nii Attuquaye Clottey