The Ghana Premier League returns this weekend after a long anticipated pre-season with busy activities on the local transfer market and a somehow patchy pre-season by the 16 clubs.
Big names have exited the scene after the end of the season but there is no surety that will take a toll on the standard of play of the league.
On the field of play it is hard to predict what will transpire after every 90 minutes and its stoppage-time but certainly some predictions can be made after all.
Hearts of Oak
The Phobians enjoyed a better second-half of the season in the 2012/13 season David Duncan and expectations on the former Ghana U23 coach is huge.
But the outspoken tough trainer is fired after Hearts’ opening games of the season after losing to New Edubiase and Kotoko.
Fans are agitated and Neil Armstrong brings Sir Cecil Atuquayefio out of retirement to steer the 2000 African champions.
A big blow his reputation as Hearts is relegated after the end of the season.
The returnees win the 2013/14 league title winning all 15 games of the first round combining that with back-to-back wins against Kotoko and Hearts.
And at the end of the season Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah hands a call-up to Osei Boateng to replace Fatau Dauda at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
Anthony Lokko fails to secure a top four berth for the former league lords as a depleted side finish below a mid-table place.
Berekum FC bosses disappointed in decision and go into administration. Club is liquidated.
Baba Ali performs far better than Anthony Lokko. Reputation soars. Amidaus lift MTN FA Cup after crashing out in the semis last season.
Sammy Osei Kuffour is appointed CEO in mid-season and the former Bayern star revolutionises the club, selling off all the big names.
Kotoko join Hearts to the second-tier and Kuffour is forced to remain at post and steer the club back to the top-flight which takes about four seasons.
Jordan Opoku, Christopher Bonney and Abeiku Ainooson are all sold to TP Mazembe.
Divided attention on the delirious feeling of debut season in Africa cracks into the psyche of the entire team.
Get to the final of the CAF Confederations Cup and win it! But Moses Parker and his side will be battle up stream back to the elite division.
Grusah nets bumper sponsorship deal. Every big name wants to move to Kumasi and are ready connaive with Grusah to plot a transfer Coup.
Faisal qualify for Africa after finishing second on the table.
Mega-rich Nochia Boys. INSHALLAH
Wa All Stars
Hooligans take over the Wa Park assaulting almost all away fans.
Fans are banned, games are played in empty stadium and Nyantakyi’s side go bankrupt.
Bashir Hayford’s youth project crashes. New signings’ performance are a combination of disgust and disappointment. Below the belt.
The Miners finish in a shocking 12th place next to Liberty Professionals.
Not just manage to escape the relegation but Willie Klutse rewinds the arm of time and lives his memorable times with his side from the touchline.
Allies shock many with a string of glistening displays. Lots of Clifford Aboagye and Kwame Amponsah-Karikari are in their squad.
Miss out on a top-four place on the final day of the season.
Professor Mintah falls out with Nana Aidoo and the University of Cape Coast Psychology Lecturer leaves his job to join Kotoko after ten games.
Dwarfs are unable to make any real impact domestically and on the continent.
After an impressive first round, the ‘Doo’ Boys are surprisingly disappointing and are saved on the final whistle of the season.
There are no replacements for Kennedy Ashia and Ebenezer Assifuah. The Scientific Soccer Lads fail to find their replacements and struggle in the season.
Slug out with Medeama for the 12th place.
New Edubiase United
Bernard Don Bortey runs out of camp and quits! The former Ghana star retires after the opening month of the season.
Bismark Idan could only score 2 goals, one deflection and the other a penalty kick.
There’s confusion in Edubiase camp as well and managers resign but Yakubu Salam single-handedly manage the club and all sponsors withdraw their agreements.
WELL: Do you think any of these might out of luck happen? Hearts and Kotoko being relegated from the top-flight? That sounds crazy right?