The Porcupine Warriors will gace debutants Techiman City in Kumasi on Sunday.
Kotoko would like to end the first round on a good note by putting smiles on the faces of their teeming supporters especially playing in front of them.
Team news and match facts
The hosts were handed a defeat in the midweek by Wa All Stars, their first in 5 league games and were also denied a 4th consecutive away win.
Kotoko are lying 5th on the league, with 23 points after 14 games played, thus far.
Caretaker coach, Michael Osei has won 6 and lost 2 of the 8 games under his watch, after taking over from David Duncan on match day 7.
New Edubiase United were the only side who stunned Kotoko under Osei in Kumasi. It happened on match day 9.
Dauda Mohammed, the danger man of Kotoko will be part of the team against Techiman City. The youngster arrived late from the Camp of the Black Satellites for their game against Wa All Stars on Wednesday. He is their leading top scorer with 4 goals in the league.
The struggled to fetch a point against Ashgold in the midweek, when they had to score 82nd minute goal to draw level.
Techiman City are yet to win an away league game, but they earned a point at Inter Allies and New Edubiase United.
They are lying 9th with 19 points, after match day 14. However, they have a game in hand against CAF Confederations Cup campaigner, Medeama.
They have influential players like John Baba Mahama, Stephen Manu, Idrissu Yahaya, in the team
Head to head
This is going to be the first duel between these sides in the league.
However, the last time a team from Techiman visited Kumasi to play against Kotoko in the league was May 18, 1986. Techiman Holy Stars suffered a 1-3 defeat at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium, Kumasi.