The Accra Sports Stadium will be the venue of attraction when Hearts of Oak host arch-rivals Asante Kotoko in a mammoth clash embedded with plenty of subplots.
The Phobians would be seeking to end the six years Accra dominance of their rivals as they go into this game and also win back the bragging right they have lost to their enemies over the past years.
Despite a slow start to life in the ongoing GPL, Hearts are optimistic of a win on Sunday. With the arrival of Scottish tactician Frank Nuttal , the club are bent on handing the Reds their first defeat of the season.
Both players, management and fans of the Rainbow team have vowed to leave no stone unturned as they play the biggest football game on the Ghanaian calender.
In their last meeting in Accra, an Abdoulaye Soulama’s mistake won the game for the Kumasi-based side after he failed to clear a back pass which ended up in in his net.
Coach Nuttal’s men come into this game as wounded lions after they lost to Tema Youth in their mid week encounter at the Tema Park.
But Kotoko who seem to have found their form are also bent on winning on Sunday to continue their dominance over their rivals and also keep their title winning aspirations in place.
Coach Zradvsko Logarusic and his men come into this game as favorites looking at the display they have exhibited in the league so far but many also believe games of this nature goes beyond performance and form.
Kotoko have been able to pocket a total of 17 points out of a possible whiles Hearts of Oak have amassed 9 points out of the 21 but would be looking to add 3 to their 9 after the final whistle on Sunday.
The Porcupines are on same points with current league leaders Aduana Stars after seven games whereas Hearts of Oak occupies the ninth position after seven games.
The game come off at exactly 3:00 pm prompt at the Accra Sports Stadium with full of trills and fireworks.
Predicted line-up :
Hearts of Oak
Ben Mensah, Mohamed Fatawu, Anthony Nimo, Inusah Musah,Vincent Atinga,Paul Acquah, Malik Akowuah, Thomas Abbey, Patrick Razak, Alexander Kouasi, Sam Yeboah,
Felix Annan,Awudu Nafiu, Ahmed Adams, Abeiku Ainosoon, Amos Frimpong,Awal Mohammed, Emmanuel Gyamfi, Ollenu Ashitey,Micheal Akuffo,Yakubu Mohammed, Kwame Boahen.