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Sports News of Thursday, 6 September 2018

Source: GHANAsoccernet.com

Hearts to play Bayern Munich in Ghana next year

Former African champions, Hearts of Oak could play Bayern Munich in a high-profile friendly in Ghana next year as the European giants aim to break ground in Africa, the club's chief Mark Noonan has hinted.

The Ghanaian giants have reached a partnership agreement with the five-time European champions as they seek to re-brand.

Hearts have been in talks with the Bavarians over a partnership deal which will see the club receive practical support and advice in youth coaching and player development.

The German powerhouse will also help the Accra-based club in fitness and medical matters as well as in football business strategy.

The club's chief executive Mark Noonan has revealed the club could engage Bayern Munich in the biggest club friendly in the West African nation.

"We've struck a relationship with Bayern Munich which could make them play us in a friendly in Ghana." he told Kumasi-based Sikka Sports.

Hearts of Oak, the second biggest club in Ghana, have struggled for form in recent times in Ghana.

The Ghana Premier League crown has remained elusive since 2009 and continues to play catch-ups to several emerging forces.

The club's recently-appointed American chief executive Mark Noonan has been on a mission to rebuild the fallen giant.