Asante Kotoko will battle new entrants Nsoatreman FC on the opening day of the Ghana Premier League whiles Hearts of Oak play Aduana stars. This was revealed after the Ghana Football Association released the fixtures for the upcoming Ghana Premier League.

Champions Asante Kotoko will open their title defence against newly promoted club Nsoatreman FC at the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi,

The Porcupine Warriors won the championship last season and are expected to start the new season strongly.

Having secured promotion at the end of last season, Nsoatreman will relish an upset against giants in their first-ever top-flight match.

Hearts of Oak, meanwhile, will face former champions Aduana Stars in Dormaa.

The Phobians started last season with a home draw and ended up failing to defend the title they won in 2020/21. They will attempt to right their wrongs this time.

Obviously, the match between Hearts of Oak and Aduana Stars is the main event on matchday one, but other intriguing fixtures to watch include Real Tamale United vs FC Samartex, Legon Cities hosting Medeama, and Great Olympics hosting last season’s FA Cup finalist Bechem United.

The first meeting between two of the most successful clubs in Ghana, Asante Kotoko and Hearts of Oak, is scheduled for matchday 3 in Kumasi.

‘Due to Television broadcast schedules, Match dates for the respective fixtures would be made public in due course,” GFA announced.

The league, which is now sponsored by betPawa, will begin on September 9, 2022.