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GHANA PREMIER LEAGUE PREVIEW SUPERCLASH

Having bagged a paltry 2 out of a maximum 9 points, Kumasi Asante Kotoko will on Sunday afternoon renew their long lasting rivalry with arch rivals, Accra Hearts of Oak at the Babayara Stadium. The reverse fixture saw Kotoko,the away side triumph by a lone goal courtesy Burkinabe import, Soulama Abdoulaye's first half blunder.
Last season at the same venue, Hearts of Oak emerged the victorious of the two after Selassie Adjei took advantage of a goalmouth melee to register his name on the score sheet for the away side. Tomorrow offers the Royal Reds the opportunity not to only avenge last seasons defeat but to also bring back the smiles on the face of their teeming supporters after their midweek drubbing at the hands of Cape Coast Mysterious Dwarfs in the midweek. A win will see them close the 5 point gap between them and their arch rivals, Hearts of Oak, who happen to lead the league log.
Hearts of Oak on the other hand go into this game having amassed 7 out of 9 points. Kwame Kizito's late winner in the midweek at home over Berekum Chelsea affords The Rainbow boys have their eyes set on annexing the league trophy after almost a 7 year barren.
The game will be officiated by William Agbovi

TEAM NEWS
Asante Kotoko will welcome their talisman, Dauda Mohammed back to camp after his stints with the Black Satellites. Edwin Tuffuor and Eric Donkor will both miss the match due to a knee injury and  a suspension respectively.
Hearts of Oak who played without Cosmos Dauda in the midweek will welcome him back to the team. Thomas Abbey has shrugged off a little injury and is back in the camp of the league leaders.

KEYMAN

ASANTE KOTOKO                                  DAUDA MOHAMMED (10)
HEARTS OF OAK                                     COSMOS DAUDA (14)

FACT
After Michael Akuffo's late winner in 2012 for Asante Kotoko, no player from Kotoko has managed to put a ball in Hearts' net at the Babayara Stadium in a league game.
Accra Hearts of Oak are unbeaten this season in all away games. Played 10, Drawn 5 ,Won 5.


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