Accra Hearts of Oak U20 side, Auroras Football Club, goalkeepers Richard Baidoo and Innocent Adjah are battling it out for the number 1 position with three games to end the season.

Baidoo, who was the first choice before his injury in the second round of the season, has fallen down the pecking order with Innocent Adjah taking over the number 1 spot in the last seven games.

The new Auroras number 1, Adjah, has kept five clean-sheets from seven games, conceding only for the first time at home on Friday in the 1-1 draw with Kingdom FC.

The two keepers have pushed down last season’s safest pair of hands for Auroras, Richard Mantey down the pecking order for this season.

And Baidoo has praised Innocent for his performances in goal but admits he’s back to fight for the no.1 role.

“We are all pushing each other and if you are not ready to fight, you will lose your position in the team,” he told

“So I am back to fight after recovering fully from injury and challenge for the no.1 position. Innocent has done really well in the past seven games because he’s a very good goalkeeper. But all that myself and [Richard] Mantey can do is to push and fight hard to keep him on his toes.

“We all want to be no.1 and I think that healthy competition is good for the team and bring the best out of all of us.”

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