Soccer News of Friday, 15 March 2002
Dan Oppong, one of Hearts of Oak's strong rear guards who missed the first leg 1/16 stage match of the CAF Champions League between his club and Stade Malien due to an injury, is now likely to feature in the return leg in Mali next Sunday.
Oppong has recovered from the injury he sustained on March 6, in the final match of the GHALCA Top Four between Accra Hearts of Oak and Liberty Professionals at the Accra Sports Stadium. When the GNA Sports visited the Accra Sports Stadium on Thursday, the player who travelled to Sunyani for herbal treatment had joined his colleagues for a physical exercise.
He told the GNA that that he was fit and ready to play. "I can now run and pray that I would recover fully for the next encounter in Mali." Oppong said he was disappointed with the one all score line in the first leg adding that Hearts was capable of surprising the Malians next Sunday.
He said, morale was high in camp and his colleagues were all gearing up for the next battle. The player urged all Hearts fans to rally behind the club and continue to pray for them because the task ahead will be tough. Dan Oppong joined Hearts from Brong Ahafo United last season and has become one of the regular defenders of the club.