Tamale City know they cannot afford to drop points on Saturday when they face Samartex at the Aliu Mahama Stadium.
The Premier League debutants will play host to the Timber boys in matchday 32 of the Ghana Premier League but a win for Hamza Mohammed’s side is non-negotiable.
Tamale City are currently 15th on the league table with three matches to end the campaign.
A win can see Tamale City move further on the standings as they seek to maintain their Premier League status. But a defeat or draw could deepen their woes as they battle against relegation.
Knowing exactly what’s at stake, Hamza Mohammed must come up with a strategy that can yield a positive result for the team.
Tamale City will be seeking to return to winning ways after suffering defeat in their last game against Bibiani Goldstars.
The Tamale-based club have two wins, two draws and one defeat in their last five games.
Samartex, who have three wins and two defeats in their last five games will approach the game with all seriousness, knowing very that they are not save yet in the fight against relegation.
The Timber boys are 7th on the league log but will still need points against Tamale City to play safe in the top-flight.
A win for Samartex could see them move to the top four teams depending on the results from others league games.
They will hope to maintain their winning run after beating King Faisal at away in their last league game.